Laugh-O-gram Films Shown 7-16-2011

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will be holding their 16th Annual Festival this July 14-17 at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco. This year, they will be showing eighteen wonderful programs of new discoveries and restorations, each with live musical accompaniment.

In coordination with the Walt Disney Family Museum of San Francisco, The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will present Walt Disney’s Laugh-O-Grams on Saturday, July 16th at 10:00am. Film critic Leonard Maltin and Disney author and historian JB Kaufman will introduce a wonderful selection of shorts from 1921–23, which have been recently preserved by The Museum of Modern Art.

In 1915, Disney founded the Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, Missouri, inviting some of animation’s future greats, including Ub Iwerks, Hugh Harman, Friz Freleng, and Rudolph Ising, to create fairy tale cartoons. The program features six pre-Mickey tales including: Little Red Riding Hood (aka Grandma Steps Out), Jack the Giant Killer (aka The KO Kid), Puss in Boots (aka The Cat’s Whiskers), Goldie Locks and the Three Bears (aka The Peroxide Kid) and more. Several of these shorts were thought lost for many years, so now is your lucky chance to finally see them. Don’t miss out on these fun and fascinating pieces of cartoon animation history!

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