Rare Animation - 10/21
This special evening of seldom seen gems of animation boasts a gallery of TCM premieres. Two animated features from Paramount, Gulliver's Travels (1939) and Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), were created in an effort to compete with Disney. The lineup of shorts spotlights a pair of groundbreaking studios whose work has been too long out of circulation. UPA produced such classics as the Oscar®-winning Gerald McBoing Boing (1951) and the nominated The Tell Tale Heart (1954), while NY Studios' silent shorts include Lightning Sketches and The Haunted Hotel, both created in 1907 by J. Stuart Blackton, known as "the father of American Animation."