Don’t miss John Hubley: Two Centennial Tributes at the Film Forum coming up later this month!
From the Film Forum website:
Tuesday, May 20 & Tuesday, May 27
An up-and-coming art director at Disney, where he worked on Snow White, Bambi, and Fantasia, John Hubley (1914-1977) left the studio following a bitter animator’s strike. In its wake, he and other ex- Disneyites formed United Productions of America (UPA), revolutionizing the medium with a new, freer visual language. Our two centennial tributes to Hubley include new restorations of his UPA cartoons and his innovative collaborations with wife Faith, produced over three decades at their own Hubley Studio. “They were pioneers as much as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker were in music.” – John Sayles.
Part I – May 20
Program includes Rooty Toot Toot (1951), a signature UPA cartoon; Fuddy Duddy Buddy (1951), with Hubley co-creation Mr. Magoo; A Date with Dizzy (1958), featuring a live-action Dizzy Gillespie; Academy Award-winning The Hole (1963), with Dizzy’s improvised voice; and much more. Print of The Hole courtesy Academy Film Archive.
Part II – May 27
Program includes Ragtime Bear (1949), the very first Mr. Magoo cartoon; Oscar nominee Of Men and Demons (1968), the Hubleys’ first collaboration with Quincy Jones; Urbanissimo (1967), with the music of Benny Carter; Academy Award-winning Moonbird (1959), with the candid voices of the Hubleys’ kids; and much more.
New 35mm prints courtesy of Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy and Hubley Studio
Adventures of an *, Tender Game, The Hat, Urbanissimo, and Eggs preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund.
Moonbird and Of Men and Demons preserved by The Academy Film Archive