Secret Cinema presents WEIRD CARTOONS 2011

Jay Schwartz and his Secret Cinema return to Moore College on Saturday, November 19 for an evening of wacky animation that kicks off at 8:00 PM.  From the release:

“Most, but not all of what we’ll include in WEIRD CARTOONS 2011 was made for general audiences by major studios; some were made exclusively for the military and some were sponsored films with subtle advertising messages.  Some (but not all) could be perceived as offensive by today’s standards.  What these films, which were made from the 1930s through the 1970s, all share is a fearless aesthetic that is unafraid of the absurd; an often shocking sense of humor that is the polar opposite of today’s sanitized, cross-marketed Pixar sensations.

Nearly all of WEIRD CARTOONS 2011’s contents will be new material not used in our prior programs, and this may be their first big-screen showings since their original release.

AS ALWAYS with Secret Cinema events, the films will be shown using real film (not video) projected on a giant screen.”

Visit The Secret Cinema for full program details.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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