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February 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Animated Century film still
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Film Screening: The Animated Century

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Enjoy 100 years of animated films, in about 90 minutes!

February marks the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest! Libraries throughout San Mateo County will be offering a variety of special events including artist appearances, art classes, and film screenings. Tonight at the Menlo Park Main Library, we screen "The Animated Century."

This first-ever comprehensive history of animation worldwide presents clips from 160 films from 26 countries, discussing the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.

The film's animated hosts, Professor Elderberry and Horace, demonstrate different animation techniques, including pin screen, pixilation, rotoscope, and cutout and puppet animation. They discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years– everything from Emile Reynaud and Winsor McCay’s early works, to Fleischer, Disney and Warner Brothers in the United States, to historically important films from every continent. Trnka, Svankmajer, Ocelot, Plympton, Aardman, Servais – they are all included. Professor Elderberry and Horace were created by Bill Plympton, America's most prolific, most successful independent animator. They were animated by Konstantin Bronzit, winner of numerous awards including the 1995 Grand Prize at the Annecy Animation Festival and three major prizes at the 1999 Festival.