Silent Cartoon Restorations highlight “Animatus Eventus” – Animation Scoop

Silent Cartoon Restorations highlight “Animatus Eventus”

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 2:00pm the Riverside Philharmonic Presents “Animatus Eventus” – an all animation program with live musical accompaniment by the Riverside Philharmonic. It will feature the premiere of Mark Watters’ original score for a newly restored Walt Disney’s silent short, Alice’s Little Parade (1926).

This version of Alice’s Little Parade is the most complete print known and features a new, original score by six time Emmy winning composer Mark Watters. The print was edited together using scans from a 16mm and 35mm prints supplied by Tommy Jose Stathes, with restoration by Steve Stanchfield. The restoration was financed through Dave Bossert’s Patreon crowdfunding account.

This unique concert celebrates the music of cartoons – including Alice’s Little Parade, Felix goes to Hollywood, and others – orchestrated by some of Hollywood’s top cartoon composers, like Mark Watters and Charles Fernandez.

Plus: Animatus Eventus (Cartoon Suite), a three-movement symphonic work by Charles Fernandez based on original material with nods to cartoons from the last 80 years, including classic cartoon footage shown on a large screen.

The concert is at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium located at 3485 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 9250; (951) 779-9800

More information is at the Riverside Philharmonic Website.

Original decomposing frame at left – Restored frame at right – from “Alice’s Little Parade” (1926)

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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