The Alex Film Society is tipping its hat to
It's the baby of film society board member Frank Gladstone, who's been working in the animation industry for 40 years.
The lineup includes "
An interesting fact about the Popeye cartoon is that some say it was the inspiration for
Fleischer Studios, which produced cartoons for Paramount Studios, released two Popeyes that had a 3-D feel to them, he said.
"Popeye was so popular, Walt was worried that Mickey was losing ground," Gladstone said. "Walt wanted to do something special with
Also on the program is the 1950 Warner Bros. cartoon "The Rabbit of Seville," featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
"It's a send up of the opera, and in it, Bug Bunny gives a haircut to Elmer Fudd to the music of Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville.' "
Gladstone and special guest Jerry Beck, animation historian and author, will be on stage and host a series of clips as an added attraction, Gladstone said.
If the show draws enough people, the film society will build this event like it did for the Three Stooges Big Screen event held every Thanksgiving weekend, he added.
What: The Alex Film Society presents "The Greatest Cartoons Ever!"
When: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale