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MoCCA’s Matt Murray on "Saturday Morning"

by on November 20, 2006

The newly opened “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City (MoCCA) brings a vast quantity of top-notch animation artwork and history all under one roof from now until March, 2007. Toon Zone News caught up with Matt Murray, Chief Operating Officer of MoCCA and co-curator, via e-mail and in person at the opening to talk about the exhibition.

TOON ZONE NEWS: How did MoCCA settle on doing an exhibit on Saturday morning animation?

MATT MURRAY: I proposed “Saturday Morning” as an exhibit in June 2005. The concept was to create a crowd-pleaser that could cater to both the comic and cartoon insider, as well as the average tourist who walked in off the street or read about us in a guide book. The curatorial schedule lined up so that the next available slot was an exhibit was Fall, 2006 which coincided with the 40th anniversary of the “Golden Age of Saturday Morning” It all seemed to fall into place.

Masters of Animation poster and some reading materials.

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