From Mickey to Magoo: The Golden Age of American Animation

Presenter: Margo Burns

From the 1920s to the 1960s, adult American theatergoers could anticipate a cartoon before each feature film. From Mickey Mouse to Donald Duck, Popeye, Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry, Mighty Mouse, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Mr. Magoo, the beloved cartoon "stars" were every bit as memorable as the Hollywood actors who shared the marquee. Many of these cartoons were redistributed as Saturday morning shows for kids of the next generation. Margo Burns offers an introduction to the people and studios that made these films and the changing technology, aesthetics, music, politics, and economics behind them, showing stills, characters, and clips from many of these beautifully hand-drawn films. At the end of her program, participants are treated to one of the classics in its entirety. The Friends of the Libbie Cass Library are hosting their Annual Meeting at 6:30 PM with program to follow at 7:00 PM.

Event Details


Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:00pm


Libbie A. Cass Library
2748 Main Street
Springfield NH 03284

Hosted By:

Friends of the Libbie Cass Library

Contact Info:

Laura Pauling