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AESOP'S FABLES

A two hour blast of Aesop's Fables from 1924 to 1932.

Paul Terry (1887-1971) became interested in animation around 1914, after viewing Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur. At the end of World War I, Terry formed a company with several fellow animators and produced Farmer Alfalfa cartoons for Paramount until 1920. In 1920 he teamed with writer Howard Estabrook and began making the Aesop's Fables series for Pathe, many featuring Terry's Farmer Alfalfa character. In 1921 Van Buren's Aesop's Film Fables began, with Paul Terry and John Foster as directors. In 1928 the studios new owners Van Buren production, wanted to upgrade the sound track. Paul Terry who was always against any improvement that would cost a nickel, again went out on his own.

Our presentation covers both the silent and sound era of the Aesop's Fables series.

110 minutes, b/w




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