UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Recently Preserved Classic Animated Shorts

Including Films Funded by ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Preservation Program!

March 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Billy Wilder Theater
 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Ticket information is available at the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s official website

Map to The Billy Wilder Theater

As part of the 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to present this selection of new and recent restorations of classic animated shorts distributed by Paramount Pictures, featuring the timeless work of Max and Dave Fleischer and stop-motion pioneer George Pal. The program includes:

Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy (1940)

Restored with funding provided by ASIFA-Hollywood
The homespun charm of Raggedy Ann and Andy, the beloved characters conceived by turn-of-the-century illustrator and author Johnny Gruelle, ably transposed to the big screen by Max and Dave Fleischer.

35mm, color, 18 min.  Director: Dave Fleischer. Paramount Pictures Corp.

A Cartoon Travesty of the Raven (1942)

Restored with funding provided by ASIFA-Hollywood
In the Fleischer Brothers animated take on Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven, the famous bird still comes “rapping and a tapping” at the door, but rather than a harbinger of inconsolable grief, he’s selling vacuum cleaners! 35mm, color, 14 min.  Director: Dave Fleischer.  A Max Fleischer Cartoon. Paramount Pictures Corp.

Restored from the 35mm nitrate successive exposure negative and the 35mm track negative.

Dinah (1932)

Restored with funding provided by ASIFA-Hollywood
In the 1930s,The Mills Brothers were one of the biggest acts on radio, with their unique four-part harmonizing and their uncanny ability to imitate musical instruments. They were featured in three Fleischer “Screen Song” shorts, including Dinah, inviting you to follow the bouncing ball and sing alon.

35mm, b/w, 7 min. Director: Dave Fleischer.  Paramount Publix Corp. Restored from a 35mm acetate print.

Honest Love and True (1938)

Restored with funding provided by the Packard Humanities Institute
Betty Boop, lost in the Klondike, found!  Betty is a Klondike saloon singer and as usual, the mustachioed proprietor tries to take her boop-oop-a-doop away, only to be foiled by a friendly Mountie. Currently, no sound elements for this short have been discovered, so the restored print is silent.

35mm, b/w, 7 min.  Director: Dave Fleischer.  Paramount Pictures, Inc. Restored from a 16mm mute print.

Educated Fish (1937)

Restored with funding provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
A rascally, truant fish who refuses to pay attention in class learns his lesson quick when he’s snapped up on a fisherman’s hook. An Academy Award nominee. 35mm, Technicolor, 8 min.  Director: Dave Fleischer.  A Max Fleischer Color Classic. Paramount Pictures Corp.

Restored from the 35mm nitrate successive exposure negative and the 35mm nitrate track.

Rhythm in the Ranks (1941)

Restored with funding provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The AFI/NEA Film Preservation Grants Program
A toy soldier is drummed out the of the service after a beautiful ice skater catches his eye while on duty but when the Screwball army declares war, the soldier gets another chance at redemption…and romance. An Academy Award nominee. 35mm, color, 10 min.  Director: George Pal.  George Pal Productions, Inc.

Restored from the 35mm nitrate original successive exposure picture negative and track negative.

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