A presentation by Matthew Hahn, author of The Animated Marx Brothers, who curates and introduces a program of animated cartoons featuring Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo. Followed by a Q & A and book signing.The intertwined history of The Marx Brothers and animation, including not only theatrical, television, and made-for-video cartoons; but also fan films, commercials, credit sequences, flip books, avatars, emoji, a slot machine, and two long-lost pilots once so rare their very existence was in doubt!

The Animated Marx Brothers To many people, The Marx Brothers always seemed cartoonish. Small wonder that film animators plucked their personas from their first appearances in The Cocoanuts (1929) and Animal Crackers (1930) and caricatured them in countless animated appearances in theatrical cartoons. Their animated likenesses have since been wisecracking in television cartoons, direct-to-video movies, fan films, commercials, flip books, avatars, emoji, a slot machine, and two TV pilots so rare they were once thought not to exist. At last, Marx Brothers fans can rejoice. Matthew Hahn's search for every animated appearance of a Marx brother has trailed longer than Groucho's coattails. His discoveries include the backstories of the studios, moviemakers, and stars, rare test drawings from the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, abandoned projects, connections, coincidences, and apocrypha.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
ACME Screening Room
25 S Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
The Animated Marx Brothers Cover Image
By Matthew Hahn, Joe Adamson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781629332246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: BearManor Media - November 15th, 2017



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