Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Location: James Bridges Theater, UCLA, Hilgard Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, Westwood
Date: Monday, November 15 at 7:30
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Description: Paramount used the supposed "failure" of this delightfully quaint animated feature to wrest control from the Fleischer Brothers their Miami animation studio. A cautionary tale of unbridled modernity and growth, Bug's biosphere privileges nature in balance. The film enjoyed annual releases well into the 1950s, when it was renamed Hoppity Goes To Town, justifying a careful restoration by Paramount.
Producer: Max Fleischer. Screenplay: Dan Gordon, Carl Meyer, Ted Pierce, Graham Place, Isidore Sparber, Bob Wickersham, William Turner, Cal Howard. Cast: Kenny Gardner, Gwen Williams, Jack Mercer, Ted Pierce, Carl Meyer. 35mm, 81 min.

IN PERSON: Andrea Kalas, Paramount Pictures.