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Cartoon Carnival: Good Eats
July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12
Hosted by cartoon archivist Tommy Stathes and High Steaks Media, Cartoon Carnival returns to Brooklyn on Thursday, July 18th with another batch of food-related animated cartoons from the 1910s to the 1940s.
As per High Steaks Media, organizer of Cartoon Carnival:
It’s time to sit back and relax for another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1910s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to a special new silver screen in Williamsburg!
Cartoon Carnival #81 caters to the foodies in our lives, and we’ve cooked up a special program of archival animated shorts that center around the trials and tribulations of food prep and eating. With early cartoonal obscurities and favorite superstar character favorites alike acting as chefs, our evening of culinary adventures range from little Bobby Bumps baking dog biscuits for Fido way back in 1917, to Dinky Doodle running a restaurant in 1925, followed by Koko the Clown ruining a Thanksgiving feast that same year, on to a depression-era ‘Pastrytown’ wedding, to Krazy Kat scrounging for eats at a 1930s automat, and even Gumby experiencing a very bizarre baking lesson in 1956. Bring all your foodie friends—and your appetites!—out for this rare opportunity to enjoy these classic and now-uncommon cartoons the way they were meant to be seen—projected for ‘reel’ on actual film!
Our program also features live ragtime piano by Charlie Judkins as accompaniment for select silent-era shorts.
Treats both of the edible and drinkable variety will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission. Should you wish to learn more about the ways in which the menu intersects with the evening’s programming, High Steaks will have you covered with a zine of archival research about the culinary context of each era covered, and a special gift of a one-of-a-kind piece of mid-century culinary ephemera, all waiting for you at your seat.
Tickets are $12, available for purchase online and at the door.
For more details and to purchased tickets to Cartoon Carnival, click: withfriends.co/event/2005870/cartoon_carnival_81_good_eats