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PR: Museum of Modern Art Announces January Animation Programs

by on December 29, 2007

Still Moving

The Museum continues its regular series derived exclusively from its film collections, featuring works that have been acquired and preserved by MoMA over the last seven decades. This month, Still Moving features animation, from traditional cel animation to puppets,clay,and CGI. Included are three Technicolor Popeye shorts from the Fleischer studio, recently restored by the Museum, as well as My Neighbors the Yamadas, a disarming chronicle of contemporary daily life by Japanese animation master Isao Takahata. MoMA’s restoration of Alice in Wonderland, Lou Bunin and Dallas Bower’s deft melding of live actors and puppets, will be screened, as will the feature debut of Wallace and Gromit, and Pixar’s a bug’s life.

Organized by Steven Higgins,Curator,Department of Film.

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor.1936.USA.
Directed byDaveFleischer.17 min.
Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves.1937.USA.
Directed by Dave Fleischer.17 min.
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp.1939.USA.Directed by
DaveFleischer.22 min.
All films restored with funding from the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund. Program 56 min. Tuesday,January 1, 2:00 (T2); Wednesday, January 9, 1:30 (T3); Thursday, January 10, 1:30 (T3)

Alice in Wonderland.1948.Great Britain/France.Directed by Lou Bunin,Dallas Bower. Screenplay by Henry Myers, Albert Lewin, Edward Eliscu. With Carol Marsh, Stephen Murray, Pamela Brown. Restored with funding from the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund. 96 min. Wednesday, January 2, 6:00 (T2); Friday, January 11, 1:30 (T3); Thursday, January 17, 1:30 (T3)

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. 2005. Great Britain. Directed by Steve Box, Nick Park. Screenplay by Box, Park, Bob Baker,Mark Burton. Acquired from Dreamworks Animation. 84 min. Thursday, January 3, 6:00 (T2); Wednesday, January 16,1:30 (T3); Friday,January 18,1:30 (T3)

abug’s life. 1998. USA. Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton. Screenplay by Stanton, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw. Acquired from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Company. 94 min. Friday, January 4, 6:00 (T2); Wednesday, January 23, 1:30 (T3); Thursday, January 24, 1:30 (T3)

Hohokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun (My Neighbors the Yamadas). 1999. Japan. Written and directed by Isao Takahata. Acquired from Tokuma International. In Japanese; English subtitles. 104 min. Wednesday, January 30,1:30 (T3); Thursday, January 31, 1:30 (T3)

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