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Tommy Stathes
2020-03-17T19:32:17Z
Hello folks, long time no post here! I have a few tidbits to share with the IAD crowd, below, which I shared earlier today in the Thunderbean thread over at the Blu-ray.com forum. First and foremost, I hope everyone is coping and hanging in there during this difficult time in the world.

In the coming weeks, I hope to share news about two new Cartoon Roots Blu-ray/DVD releases from my Cartoons On Film label. If all goes according to plan, this will include one surprise, brand new release that will be available for sale on Amazon outright, and a Kickstarter for another release that I expect to have available for Summer or Christmas 2021—that is, if funding is successful. I'm excited about all this, as I had hoped to release something much sooner after the Bobby Bumps volume was finally finished last year. Stay tooned.

In the meantime, I also wanted to tell everyone here about something that may be of interest. Once a month, in the NYC area, I host a live event called the Cartoon Carnival where I show around a dozen 16mm cartoons from my collection; mostly 1910s-1940s material that deals with a theme we have chosen for that particular month. It's a lot of fun, and we've been at it for nearly 11 years with 88 programs (just in that series alone!). However, being a physical event, it's normally limited to residents and visitors who can attend from the NYC area. We had two programs focusing on the 1920s scheduled for this coming Sunday, and now the virus is forcing me to try putting this online as a streaming pay-per-view event. There are a big bunch of things for me to figure out, but beyond our regularly scheduled programming, I am seriously considering putting a secondary version of this series online in this fashion so friends and fans around the globe can enjoy what we do, and also support these efforts from afar.

I'm normally showing a variety of material that's either quite rare, differing slightly from versions that are in regular circulation, or sharing films we know and love—but through 16mm projection; in a way that most are no longer able to enjoy them. It's not the same thing to show or watch these films without a live crowd (that really is a ton of fun!) but perhaps this may be of interest to lots of people here. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts and keep a discussion going on it...

If in fact this is of interest, here are some relevant links...

My piece on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research blog describing our 10th Anniversary program last June can be found here .

Our Facebook group, The Tommy Stathes Cartoon Carnival 

Facebook event page for this Sunday's Cartoon Carnival 89: The 1920s 

My Instagram, where I sometimes post more immediate updates and plugs in real time: @tomatitojose 

Thanks, everyone!
Tommy Stathes
2020-03-21T23:49:32Z
It's official! I am streaming *two* Cartoon Carnival programs tomorrow, both with different films, and all of which will be live 16mm projection of 1920s silent and sound cartoons. This will be happening at 3pm and 6pm eastern time. More info & streaming link: Online Cartoon Carnival 
See you there! [felix]
Tommy Stathes
2020-04-05T17:30:01Z
Curious, did anyone here catch the initial 2 programs? It looks like the next one will be Saturday April 25th at 3pm eastern time (1 show only). Stay tooned for more news soon! [felix]
Tommy Stathes
2020-04-11T19:10:49Z
Hello again, IAD friends!

Mark your calendars—it's time for the next show. [betty]

Cartoon Carnival

We're still in lockdown here in New York City, but the show must go on! The Tommy Stathes Cartoon Carnival is up to program #90 this month, and it's being presented in online streaming form, for all the world to enjoy.

For our April program, your head Cartoon Carnie must rely on whatever 16mm prints are laying around at home, since traveling out to off-site storage is much too risky! Thankfully, there are lots of goodies readily on hand. Venture deep into these cluttered studio apartment film stacks with us for nearly two hours fun and rarities, featuring notable 1920s silent-era animation icons like Felix the Cat, Farmer Alfalfa and Koko the Clown, as well as Golden Age superstars including Betty Boop, Popeye, and Bugs Bunny. Don't worry—there will be a few fun obscurities thrown in for good measure as well.

Be sure to share this event with all of your friends and family so they can join in for this rare opportunity to enjoy these classic and now-rare cartoons the way they were meant to be seen—projected on the big screen in 'reel' film form! Your attendance and tix purchases directly aid our monthly film archive storage fees which are very costly. This is most appreciated.

Visit our new page for info & viewing/purchasing link here: http://www.cartoonsonfilm.info/online-carnival.html 

Stream begins at 3pm eastern time (EDT); introduction and films begin roughly 3:15pm. The entire program should last roughly 2.5-3 hours.

NOTE: If you've purchased a ticket at the streaming link and see no stream after the scheduled program time has begun, please refresh your browser. Also, the stream may take a minute or two to load in your browser. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

For news and alerts relating to our monthly screenings, please join our group The Tommy Stathes Cartoon Carnival at https://www.facebook.com/groups/205685270704/ 

P.S. Can't make the show but still want to support the cause? We'd appreciate the assistance! Visit: https://ko-fi.com/cartoonsonfilm  Note: this link is *not* for purchasing tix to the show)
Tommy Stathes
2020-04-22T01:36:41Z
Hello All!

Check out this post I wrote for the Cartoon Research blog on this Saturday's livestream. Hope some of you here will be tooning in!

https://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/the-16mm-cartoon-carnival-goes-online/ 

Thanks,
Tommy
Tommy Stathes
2020-05-14T16:54:05Z
It's time to let you all know about the next 16mm Cartoon Carnival livestream happening on Saturday, May 23rd!

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Facebook event page 

We're still in lockdown here in New York City, but the show must go on! The Tommy Stathes Cartoon Carnival is up to program #91 this month, and it's being presented in online streaming form, for all the world to enjoy. Every program is a surprise selection of specially curated curiosities, with live hosting, that you'll be sure to enjoy!

For our May program, your head Cartoon Carnie must rely on whatever 16mm prints are laying around at home, since traveling out to off-site storage is much too risky! Thankfully, there are lots of goodies readily on hand. Venture deep into these cluttered studio apartment film stacks with us for nearly two hours fun and rarities, featuring notable 1920s animation icons like Felix the Cat Koko the Clown, as well as Golden Age superstars including Porky, Bugs Bunny, Little Lulu and others. Don't worry—there will be a few fun obscurities thrown in for good measure as well.

Join us in watching Tommy thread up the old 16mm projector for a trip back in time, and rare opportunity to enjoy these classic and now-rare cartoons the way they were meant to be seen—projected on the big screen in 'reel' film form!

Visit our new page for info & viewing/purchasing link here .

Stream begins at 12pm noon eastern time (EDT); introduction and films begin roughly 12:15pm. The entire program should last roughly 2.5-3 hours.

NOTE: If you've purchased a ticket at the streaming link and see no stream after the scheduled program time has begun, please refresh your browser. Also, the stream may take a minute or two to load in your browser. Thanks, and enjoy the show! [felix]
Tommy Stathes
2020-06-25T20:30:28Z
It's time to let you all know about the next 16mm Cartoon Carnival livestream happening this Saturday, June 27th!



Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184519768581065/ 

The Tommy Stathes Cartoon Carnival, going strong since 2009, is up to program #92 this month—and it's being presented in online streaming form, for all the world to enjoy. Every program is a surprise selection of specially curated curiosities, with live hosting, that you'll be sure to enjoy!

For our June program, your head Cartoon Carnie must rely on whatever 16mm prints are laying around at home, since traveling out to off-site storage is much too risky! Thankfully, there are lots of goodies readily on hand. Venture deep into these cluttered studio apartment film stacks with us for nearly two hours of fun and rarities, featuring weird, odd, and strange subjects as the theme. We'll have some 1920s animation icons like Felix the Cat, Bobby Bumps, Farmer Alfalfa, and Koko the Clown, as well as Golden Age superstars including Betty Boop, Bimbo, Porky Pig and others. Don't worry—there will be plenty of fun obscurities thrown in for good measure as well.

Join us in watching Tommy thread up the old 16mm projector for a trip back in time, and a rare opportunity to enjoy these classic and now-rare cartoons the way they were meant to be seen—projected on the big screen in 'reel' film form!

Visit our new page for info & viewing/purchasing link: http://cartoonsonfilm.info/online-carnival.html 

Stream begins at 3pm eastern time (EDT); introduction and films begin roughly 3:15pm. The entire program should last roughly 3+ hours.

NOTE: If you've purchased a ticket at the streaming link and see no stream after the scheduled program time has begun, please refresh your browser. Also, the stream may take a minute or two to load in your browser. Thanks, and enjoy the show!