This weekend I’m proud to be the Master-of-Ceremonies of FleischerFest
, an all-day celebration of the cartoons of Dave and Max Fleischer
. It’s also a tribute to the animators responsible for Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, the original Superman cartoons, the sing-along Bouncing Ball cartoons, and much more. Cartoons will be primarily projected on 16mm film (but we’ll have some digital surprises).
The festivities start at 2pm with a marathon of Fleischer Talkartoons, special guests will attend including Max Fleischer’s grandson, Mark Fleischer, who’ll share his memories in an on stage interview with me at 4:30pm. Come dressed as Koko or Betty and you might win a prize.
Chanteuse Janet Klein will sing and introduce the bouncing ball “Screen Songs” at 7pm – and at 8pm entertainer Puddles Pity Party will croon several tunes in between showings of Koko The Clown classics. Tickets are still available for the Daytime program, Evening show and/or all-day passes. This is a Trepany House presentation at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood.
Doors at 1:30 PM
2:00 – Film Historian JERRY BECK on the Fleischer legacy with selected Fleischer cartoons
3:15 – Superman and the Golden Age of Comics, featuring Fleischer Superman cartoons
4:30 -Jerry Beck in conversation with MARK FLEISCHER, the grandson of Max Fleischer and CEO of Fleischer Studios, featuring selected Fleischer cartoons.
5:45- COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed as your favorite Fleischer character and you might win a prize.
Doors at 6:30 PM
7:00- JANET KLEIN and Follow the Bouncing Ball sing a long cartoons
8:00- PUDDLES PITY PARTY and Koko the Clown cartoons
at The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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