THIS WEEKEND: Animation Block Party 2016 in Brooklyn NY – Animation Scoop

THIS WEEKEND: Animation Block Party 2016 in Brooklyn NY

The next three days are loaded with cartoon goodness in downtown Brooklyn. The 13th annual Animation Block Party is on now, July 28th-31st at Rooftop Films & BAMcinématek. The full list of events, retrospectives and the competition lineup is listed here, on their website.

Today, Friday, award winning animator J.J. Sedelmaier will screen rare cartoon advertisements from 1929 through present day that were animated in New York City. Classic ads include the Maypo campaign from Hubley studios, Tootsie Roll candy from Terrytoons and Crest Toothpaste from Jack Zanders. A panel discussion after the screening will include Joe Burrascano, Howard Beckerman, Emily Hubley and Doug Crane.


Jerry Beck will moderate a conversation with animation archivist Tommy Jose Stathes on animation preservation, a Cartoon Restoration Showcase, on Saturday July 30th at BAMcinématek.

A discussion of the film preservation process, the program includes exclusive new digital restorations of films from Max Fleischer and Bray Studios, dating from 1914 to 1927. Koko The Clown, Dinky Doodle, Bobby Bumps and Col. Heeza Liar are among the stars of silent cartoon comedy on display here. Don’t miss this on Saturday!


Yours truly Jerry Beck, author of Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town, will also introduce a classic cartoon showcase featuring a selection of Pink Panther theatrical shorts spanning two decades of feline animation from Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt.

The Pink Panther Collection will screen on Sunday, July 31st at 4:30pm. Featured cartoons include Dial “P” for Pink, Super Pink and a tribute to the Panther theme music, Pink, Plunk, Plink, which features a cameo by composer Henry Mancini.


These screenings – and much, much more – are at BAMcinématek. The complete ABP schedule is posted here.

BAMcinématek is located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.

ABP 2016 weekend passes are currently on sale at

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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