Jerry Beck Presents: Funny Paper Follies

If you think Hollywood going mad for superheroes and comic books is a new thing — think again. Comics have inspired animated films for decades, beginning with the earliest animated films from over one hundred years ago (Little Nemo in Slumberland, 1908). Resident Cinefamily animation historian Jerry Beck ( will present the best examples of such comics-to-film adaptations, with rare 35mm and 16mm prints of classic shorts starring Popeye, L’il Abner, Superman, The Little King, Krazy Kat and many many others. It’s Pop-Art at its most poppiest, populist and pure four-color fun!

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