Friday, October 2, 2009

Classic Cartoon Cavalcade

I want to take a break from the world of superheroes to tell you about an exciting new series of events I'm starting up. This Saturday (October 3) I will be hosting an evening of classic cartoons and talking about the history of Mickey Mouse. And it's free! Can it get any better?

I am inviting you all to join me, especially if you live in or near Vancouver, BC! Here is some information from the press release:

The Classic Cartoon Cavalcade series is an introduction to the early years of animation, focusing on the theatrical cartoons produced between the 20s and the 60s. This family friendly event will allow guests to view these classic films with a new understanding of how they were made, who made them, and why.

Since the creation of the first cartoons over a century ago, animation has been a popular form of entertainment for children and adults all over the world. Stars like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, and Superman have become icons of our culture, not to mention fond memories.

"I have started the Classic Cartoon Cavalcade for two reasons," said Kurtis Findlay, creator and host of the Classic Cartoon Cavalcade. "I want to give people the opportunity to watch many of the cartoons that they may have seen as a child, and I hope to present them in such a way that they gain a greater understanding of their cultural relevance and the work that was put into them."

The first session of the series will feature the history of Mickey Mouse and will look at several milestone cartoons that explore his origins, character and charm. Films screened at this event will include Steamboat Willie (1928), The Band Concert (1935), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1940), and many more.

The Classic Cartoon Cavalcade is held at the Peace Mennonite Church (11571 Daniels Road, Richmond, BC) once a month, beginning Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. This event is free of charge but accepts a donation of a dollar or two to cover costs. Refreshments are provided.

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