Hoppity Goes to Town


(Dave Fleischer, 1941).
Its fans remember this charming animated feature by the original release title—Mr. Bug Goes to Town. In addition to their popular series of cartoon shorts starring Popeye and Betty Boop, Max and Dave Fleischer made two animated features. This is the first animated feature by Max and Dave Fleischer based on an original story, is a good-looking picture with a fine score and a spectacular climactic sequence concerned with the construction of a giant skyscraper. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in the history of animation.

Wed., Dec. 31, 1 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 1, 1 p.m., 2008