Animation Artifacts &UPA 22 Mar 2006 10:34 am

Root Toot 2

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- This is my second attempt at posting this LIFE Magazine story on Rooty Toot Toot from a March, 1952 issue. They obviously enjoyed the UPA films back then, and luckily for us they posted it on something concrete – like paper.

Next Sunday, March 26th there will be a UPA program to be held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The films scheduled include:

Bobe Cannon’s “Gerald McBoing-Boing”, John Hubley’s “Rooty Toot Toot”, Ted Parmelee’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and Pete Burness’s “When Magoo Flew”, as well as shorts produced for “The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show”, “Deerfoot Dan” and “Blues Pattern”.

There will also be a preview of a forthcoming documentary THE BOING THAT SHOOK THE WORLD.

In between the films there will be two panels hosted by Jerry Beck. His guests will be: UPA animators and designers including Bill Melendez, Alan Zaslove, Willis Pyle, Fred Crippen, and Sam Clayberger. There will also be contemporary artists: Mark Kausler (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING), Lou Romano (production designer of Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES) and author/historian Amid Amidi.

It sounds like an amazing show that I only wish I could attend. I’ll have to satisfy myself with those amazing studio photos posted by Amid on the Cartoon Modern site.

Sunday, March 26 – 6:00 PM
The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

5 Responses to “Root Toot 2”

  1. on 22 Mar 2006 at 5:26 pm 1.Joan M. Mas said …

    As much as I love your blog and I like visiting it frequently, I’m slightly baffled by the lack of preview images in the posts. I guess it’s intentional, but what do I know. I’m enjoying it (partially, as I said) with Firefox 1.5

    Anyway, this is great stuff. Congratulations.

  2. on 22 Mar 2006 at 5:55 pm 2.Michael said …

    I do give “preview images” on the site. I suggest you click it on to enlarge. However with Mozilla’s Firfox, you’ll note that the enlarged image has a magnifying glass as a pointer, suggesting you might have to click it on again. This is not true with other servers. I assume you just have to click it on a second time after initially enlarging.

  3. on 24 Mar 2006 at 6:06 pm 3.Oscar Grillo said …

    This is the best animated film ever made, the second is “Begone Dull Care” and the third “La Joie De Vivre”..That’s it!

  4. on 25 Mar 2006 at 7:38 am 4.Michael said …

    I completely agree with you about the first two; I’m embarrassed to say that I still haven’t seen “La Joie De Vivre” though I know those stills in the Halas book. I’ll have to make a few calls, maybe I can see it at MOMA.

  5. on 27 Mar 2006 at 12:00 am 5.Oscar Grillo said …

    I’ll send you a copy.

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