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Jerry Beck introduces 101 Dalmatians


Image courtesy of the International Museum of Comic Art Collection, OSU Cartoon Library & Museum

Jerry Beck introduces
101 Dalmatians

Preceded by The Brave Little Tailor (1938) & Leprechaun's Gold (1949)

Book signing at 6 PM Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, 1961


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Sat, June 27, 2009 7 PM

Cartoon and animation historian Jerry Beck returns to the Wexner Center to introduce three cartoon classics in conjunction with an exhibition and other programs related to a major recent acquisition by the Cartoon Library and Museum (formerly the Cartoon Research Library).

Author of The 50 Greatest Cartoons, The Hanna-Barbera Treasury, and Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons!, Beck is also the coeditor of and the organizer of the popular Worst Cartoons Ever program. You can be sure he'll have plenty to say about 101 Dalmatians, the last Disney feature founder Walt lived to see (79 mins., 35mm), and The Brave Little Tailor, which puts Mickey and Minnie in a Grimm Brothers' fairy-tale (8 mins., 35mm). Beck also introduces the Paramount cartoon Leprechaun's Gold. (10 mins., 35mm)

Beck signs copies of his publications in the Wexner Center Store from 6 to 7 PM.

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Cosponsored by Ohio State's Cartoon Library and Museum. Visit for more information about the exhibition and related events. This event is part of Celebrating the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, a series of presentations that relate to the Cartoon Library and Museum's acquisition of some 200,000 original cartoon artworks that were previously held by the International Museum of Cartoon Art founded by Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker. Two exhibitions drawn from the these new holdings are on view this summer. From Yellow Kid to Conan (June 28–August 7, Hopkins Hall Gallery & Corridor) features American works, including items related to tonight's screening. Hogarth and Beyond (June 10–August 31, Cartoon Library & Museum's Reading Room Gallery) shows works from Europe and elsewhere. A reception June 28 at 3 PM in Hopkins Hall honors both exhibitions and the new acquisition.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.