Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
Archivist, historian, and distributor Tommy José Stathes joins us for two unique wintry programs of rare prints of early animated films from his collection. These back-to-back screenings feature two different sets of fun and surreal Christmas holiday films, all created in the 1930s through the 1950s. In addition to strange snowy scenarios, silly tree trimming parties, a couple of sing-alongs, and Christmas morning gift-giving follies, there will be a few familiar faces like Popeye, Grampy, Scrappy, Frosty, Santa and his elves, and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! This month’s two Saturday Afternoon Cartoons program will also be available on Metrograph At Home on December 17.