The Alex Film Society is tipping its hat to animation with the inaugural showing of "The Greatest Cartoons Ever!" — the crème de la crème of cartoons from the movies' Golden Age — in two screenings on Sunday at the Alex Theatre.
It's the baby of film society board member Frank Gladstone, who's been working in the animation industry for 40 years.
The lineup includes "Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor" 1936, Paramount; "Snow White" starring Betty Boop, 1933, Paramount; "Three Little Pigs" 1933, Disney; "The Rabbit of Seville" featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, 1950, Warner Bros.; and "Superman", a rare 35mm print.
An interesting fact about the Popeye cartoon is that some say it was the inspiration for Walt Disney's "Fantasia", Gladstone said.