US. 6+. Warner. blu ray.
Sat., March 9, 2019
Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Foghorn Leghorn, Wil E. Coyote, The Road Runner, Sylvester, Tweetie, and others from the Looney Tunes crew are back in this collection of some of their best and most beloved cartoons from the Warner Bros. vault, including What’s Opera, Doc?, Rabbit of Seville, Duck Amuck, Scarlett Pumpernickel, Robin Hood Daffy, Tweetie Pie, Beep, Beep, and Lovelorn Leghorn!
A Look at Cartoon Physics
Join us immediately after the 1:30PM screening for a lively and engaging talk and Q&A with Lind Simensky about the wonders of Cartoon Physics. When a cartoon character runs off a cliff, they won’t fall – until they look down and realize they’ve run off the cliff. And when they do fall, they’ll just get up again and walk away. How exactly does that work? Linda, who has worked in cartoons for decades, will happily explain to you all the rules of cartoon physics and how the cartoon directors of Termite Terrace (aka Warner Bros.) came up with them.
About the Speaker
As Vice President of Children’s Programming at PBS, Linda Simensky collaborates with producers, co-production partners, PBS station programmers, and distributors throughout the development, production, post-production, and broadcast phases for PBS KIDS programming. Since joining PBS in 2003, Linda has worked with renowned producers to develop hit shows ranging from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Wild Kratts to Odd Squad and Nature Cat. Linda is currently working on the PBS KIDS series Luna Around the World with Joe Murray, Molly of Denali with WGBH and several pilots. Before joining PBS, Linda was Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network, where she oversaw development and series production of The Powerpuff Girls, among others. She began her career working for nine years at Nickelodeon, where she helped build the animation department and launch the popular series Rugrats, Doug and Rocko’s Modern Life. Linda also teaches Animation History at the University of Pennsylvania.
Creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.