April 20 TCM Alert: Back From The Ink

A program of nine restorations, titled Back From the Ink: Restored Animated Shorts, will premiere at the 2024 TCM Classic Film Festival on Saturday, April 20 at 6:30pm, with an in-person introduction by MacFarlane. Seven shorts directed by Dave Fleischer will be screened: Koko’s Tattoo (1928), Little Nobody (1935), The Little Stranger (1936), Greedy Humpty Dumpty (1936), Peeping Penguins (1937), The Fresh Vegetable Mystery (1939), and So Does An Automobile (1939). Also premiering are The Three Bears, a 1939 Terrytoon directed by Mannie Davis, and Two-Gun Rusty, a George Pal Puppetoon from 1944.

From Deadline:

The films were selected and restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures Archives. The 12 restorations funded by MacFarlane were completed using unique original pre-print elements and/or print sources, mostly nitrate, held at UCLA Film & Television Archive.

SlashFilm has more background about Martin Scorsese and Seth McFarlane’s film preservation efforts.

7 thoughts on “April 20 TCM Alert: Back From The Ink

  1. This program is not showing up on the TCM schedule either online or on the grid on the service I receive. Instead, I see it listed at at event held in Hollywood at the Chinese Multiplex. Apparently it isn’t being broadcast April 20.

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