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Disney Mouse Party MICKEY’S 85th ANNIVERSARY

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RARE 35mm PRINTS FROM THE DISNEY ARCHIVE!

EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION!  SNEAK PREVIEW OF AN ASTOUNDING SHORT!

Disney Mouse Party MICKEY’S 85th ANNIVERSARY

When Walt Disney’s all-synchronized Steamboat Willie opened at NYC’s Colony Theatre (now Broadway’s Broadway Theater) on November 18, 1928, carrying both Walt’s name and the credit “Drawn by Ub Iwerks,” the stage was set for an animated mouse’s unparalleled and innovative, decades-long career. In a rise to stardom as meteoric as Charlie Chaplin's (festival honoring Chaplin's Tramp screening Jan 1-7), the Mouse soon became the world’s most famous movie star.

Film Forum’s 85th anniversary Mouse Party program, co-starring Mickey’s main squeeze Minnie Mouse and other barnyard pals, includes pristine 35mm Mickey Mouse short subjects direct from the Disney archive, including early b&w comedy classics (1928-1933) such as Puppy Love, Blue Rhythm, The Gorilla Mystery, and Building a Building, not to mention a bonus sing-a-long; Technicolor breakthroughs (1936-1941) like Thru the Mirror, Mickey’s Trailer, Mickey’s Rival, and Nifty Nineties; plus one astounding sneak surprise short. Complete program approx. 80 min. 35mm & DCP.

This special “Mouse Party” has been programmed by animation producer-director Greg Ford, guest curator of the Whitney Museum’s legendary 1980-81 Disney exhibition. In the late 80s, Ford revived Warner Bros.’ theatrical cartoon division with The Duxorcist and Night of the Living Duck, following up with numerous tv specials, the compilation feature Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, standout short subjects like Blooper Bunny, William Tell Overture and Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers, and independent historical documentaries about the making of animated cartoons.

Special thanks to Disney's own Howard Green.