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[Past Event] History of Animation | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

Animation is almost as old as the cinema itself. It rose into an artform during the early 20th century and continues to enthrall and entertain today. The first film most people can recall seeing is usually an animated film. But animation has never been just for kids! In this four-week journey, film historian Gary Shapiro takes you from Winsor McCay, whose Gertie the Dinosaur was the first cartoon character to appear in film in 1914, all the way to current Disney/Pixar box-office behemoths. Dozens of rare clips as well as footage of nostalgic favorites will be on display.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (4 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Gary Shapiro has been an educator for 30 years and teaches Film Appreciation and Broadcast History at Monterey Peninsula College. A broadcaster for over four decades, he is the longtime host of "From the Bookshelf," a radio program featuring interviews with authors and celebrities.