SATURDAY AFTERNOON CARTOONS: FATHER’S DAY

Director: Various
USA / 1910-1950 / Various

Last streamed on Thu, Jun 16

Saturday Afternoon Cartoons is New York City’s prime theatrical showcase of early and classic animated cartoons, shown in vintage 16mm film prints from the personal archives of historian Tommy José Stathes. Beginning over 20 years ago as a casual effort to find and see early cartoons that were unavailable on home video, Stathes’s collection has grown to become perhaps one of the largest of its kind. It includes many titles and ‘orphan films’ that are difficult to access or view elsewhere.

For June, Stathes presents a selection of early animated films featuring a Father’s Day theme. Spanning the 1910s through the ’50s, this assortment of father complex featurettes showcase classic characters such as Bobby Bumps, Little Lulu, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, and more.

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