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David Hand Collection to Animation Hall of Fame

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Animators, Film and television archives, Filmmakers, Producers

For my undergraduate History of Animation class, I’m obliged to give a pretest to judge my student’s knowledge of the topic. A favorite question is, “Who was the director of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi?” Alas, no one has a clue, even though almost every student has seen these films […]

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A Trip to the Moon: Back in Color

May 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Color films, Film and television archives, French cinema, Special effects

The Bioscope, Luke McKernan’s invaluable blog, notes that tomorrow the Cannes Film Festival is presenting “what may be the film restoration to beat all other film restorations — the colour version of Georges Méliès‘ Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902).” While the film is far from being lost,  all known […]

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Sam Kula

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Film and television archives, Film history and criticism

Sam Kula, the Director  of  the National Archives of Canada’s Audiovisual Archives from 1973-1989, who died of cancer on  September 8th, is someone I’m proud to have known and worked with him. I first met Sam when we were both graduate students at the University of Southern California’s Division of Cinema back in the 1960s, […]

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