Cartoons and Their Spooky Side

There are plenty things we’d all research more if we weren’t too busy toggling between Googling every question that pops into our heads and updating our Facebook statuses.  International animation, for example, is at the top of our list (yours too, we’re sure) of things that just fall by the wayside of daily internet research.  We are all so lucky, then, to have Jerry Beck.  Founder of the site Cartoon Research and host of a monthly animation series at the Silent Movie Theatre, Beck knows more about cartoons than a room full of seven year olds on a Sunday morning.

On Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00pm, he’ll be introducing us to a selection of the silliest and spookiest cartoons the world has to offer just in time to get us in the mood for Halloween costume shopping.   These aren’t your kids cartoons, though, and Dora the Explorer will be nowhere in sight.  Beck’s selection will feature old and new cartoons with all the usual suspects: “witches, warlocks, goblins, pumpkin-heads, black cats, and friendly (or not so friendly) ghosts.”  Some of these ghoulishly inspired animators will be on hand to explain their creations – which might actually take some of the magic out of it.  Just like extensive research tends to do…

Jerry Beck’s Animation Tuesdays are the first Tuesday of every month.  This month is Jerry Beck’s Animated Spook-tacular on Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm.  For more information, please call (323) 655-2510 or click here.

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