A quick shout out to plug this weekends events at the Wexner Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. If you are anywhere in or near Ohio, this is the place to be. Cinema Revival is a five-day celebration of film restoration that offers a remarkable weekend of screenings and talks.
On Saturday February 28th, at 11:30am, the theatre is screening the restoration of Paul Grimault’s 1952 classic The King and The Mockingbird. Cowritten by director Grimault and legendary poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, the work has been cited as an inspiration by scores of animators ranging from Studio Ghibli co-founders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki to The Iron Giant creator Brad Bird.
On Sunday March 1st at 11:30am is Milestones In Disney Animation. This program of classic cartoons from the Disney Archive features a number of firsts and other examples of the studio’s early dedication to advancing the art form of animation. The program includes:
Flowers and Trees (1932), first Technicolor cartoon
The Wise Little Hen (1934), first appearance of Donald Duck
The Goddess of Spring (1934)
The Band Concert (1935), first color appearance of Mickey Mouse
Magician Mickey (1937), featuring Donald Duck
Moose Hunters (1937), featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy
The Old Mill (1937), first use of Multiplane camera
Ferdinand The Bull (1938)
Donald’s Tire Trouble (1943)
A Knight for a Day (1946), featuring Goofy
Mail Dog (1947), featuring Pluto
Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom (1953), first use of CinemaScope
Great films, great restorations, Great big screen presentation… Go!