COB: ANIMATED, GOLDEN AND RESTORED 1934-1980

银幕中国双年展: 黄金时代的修复版动画片
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

International Restoration Premiere

ANIMATED, GOLDEN AND RESTORED   1934-1980
黄金时代的修复版动画片

This selection of animated shorts digitally restored by the China Film Archive offers a rare glimpse of the luminous output of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio during the 1950s-’60s and late 1970s-’80s, often considered the twin Golden Ages of Chinese animation. Featured are vibrant paper-cut animation by one of the pioneering Wan brothers; ink-wash masterpieces co-directed by ASIFA lifetime achievement honoree Te Wei, possibly the only animator ever from China to be so recognized; A Da’s playful modernism; and as a bonus, China’s earliest extant animation (showing Disney and Fleischer influences to boot). – Cheng-Sim Lim

THE MOUSE AND THE FROG   1934 
鼠与蛙

Producer: Wan Brothers

HDCAM, b&w, silent with English subtitles, 15 min.

Live musical accompaniment by Clif Retallick.

PIGSY EATS WATERMELON   1958
猪八戒吃西瓜

Director: Wan Guchan. Screenwriter: Bao Lei. Cinematographer: Chen Zhenghong. Production Designer: Zhang Tongxuan, Xie Yougen. Animation Design: Hu Jinqing, Qian Jiaxing, Shen Zuwei, Che Hui. Composer: Wu Yingju.

HDCAM, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 20 min.

LITTLE TADPOLES LOOK FOR THEIR MOTHER   1960
小蝌蚪找妈妈

Director/Screenwriter: Te Wei, Tang Cheng / Shanghai Animation Film Studio. Adapted from the story by Fang Huizhen and Sheng Lude. Cinematographer: Duan Xiaoxuan, You Yong, Wang Shirong. Production Designer: Te Wei. Animation Design: Tang Cheng, Wu Qiang, Yan Dingxian, Xu Jingda, Dai Tielang. Background Design: Zheng Shaoru, Fang Pengnian. Composer: Wu Yingju.

HDCAM, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 10 min.

THE COWHERD’S FLUTE   1963
牧笛

Director: Te Wei, Qian Jiajun. Screenwriter: Te Wei. Cinematographer: Duan Xiaoxuan. Animation Design: Wu Qiang, Jiao Yesong, Lin Wenxiao, Dai Tielang. Background Design: Fang Jizhong. Painter: Fang Pengnian, Qin Yizhen. Flute Solo: Lu Chunling.

HDCAM, color, 20 min.

THREE MONKS   1980
三个和尚

Director: A Da. Screenwriter: Bao Lei. Cinematographer: You Yong. Character Design: Han Yu. Animation Design: Ma Kexuan, Fan Madi, Zhuang Minjin, Xu Xuande, Qin Baoyi. Background Design: Chen Nianxi. Background Artist: You Xiannui. Composer: Jin Fuzai.

HDCAM, color, 20 min.

TRT: 85 min.

The program and the film restoration project will be introduced by China Film Archive representative Zhao Jing and by CalArts alum experimental animator Miwa Matreyek.

Admission Information: 

Tickets: $10 general admission. $8 for REDCAT members and non-CalArts students. $5 for CalArts students, faculty and staff. Online tickets available at www.redcat.org; click on the individual program.

Parking: Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage; enter from 2nd Street and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. $9 after 4:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays / $5 after 8:00 pm. $9 flat rate on weekends.

Information: www.redcat.org, 213.237.2800

Film at REDCAT (Jack H. Skirball Series)
REDCAT Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex
631 West 2nd Street (at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Address: 

REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012