This Weekend in Berkeley: Pre-Code Cartoons, Brad Bird, China’s Lei Lei, Japan’s Masaaki Yuasa at GLAS – Animation Scoop

This Weekend in Berkeley: Pre-Code Cartoons, Brad Bird, China’s Lei Lei, Japan’s Masaaki Yuasa at GLAS

The 2nd annual GLAS Animation Festival is happening this weekend – Thursday (3/2) and runs through Sunday (3/5) – in Berkeley California, and its got a line-up that should appeal to anyone interested in the art of animation. I will be there to present a screening of Pre-Code Cartoons – Hollywood cartoons on the big screen from Fleischer, Ub Iwerks, Harman-Ising, Van Buren and Terrytoons from before the self censorship code that went into effect in 1934 – 3pm Friday at the Shattuck Cinemas, and again on Sunday morning at 10am in the David Brower Center. Tickets available here. And that’s NOT all…

In-person guests this year include Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant), Massaski Yusa (Mind Game), George Schwizgebel (Jeu), Mathieu Labaye (The Labyrinth), Amy Lockhart (Walk For Walk), Lei Lei (Recycled), Experimental animator Peter Burr, Ana Ramirez (So Long, Yupi), Madeline Sharafian (Acorn) and Ottawa Animation Fest topper, Chris Robinson.

GLAS introduces new ideas and expands the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. They highlight fresh voices in independent animation, while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

Visit the GLAS website for more information about the festival, lodging, registration, volunteer information, and sponsorship.

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.
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  • John Field

    Could we see a list of what you plan to show please.

  • lippy

    I’m attending the GLAS Festival all weekend – and undoubtedly one of the highlights has been the “Pre-Code” program! Seeing it with an audience makes a HUGE difference. You laugh out loud (when was the last time you did THAT while watching in front of your computer, et al?)
    By ALL MEANS – if you’re in the Bay Area go to this screening on Sunday — and as many of the other programs as you can. This is MY kind of independent/International animation festival. It’s got some really quality pieces.