Silent Cinema: Disney’s Silent Shorts
A rare chance to see this programme of early Disney black and white shorts.
- Total running time circa 85min
35mm and Digital
With live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos
We travel back to the very earliest days of Walt Disney’s career, with this screening of surviving silent shorts from the Disney archive. The shorts include selections from the popular Alice comedies, featuring live action footage of a young actor playing Alice with an animated cat named Julius, some fairy tales from Disney’s Laugh-O-Gram Studio and his first breakout star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – a precursor to Mickey Mouse. This is a rare opportunity to these pioneering, black-and-white films. The programme will show Alice’s Fishy Story (USA 1924), Alice‘s Spooky Adventure (USA 1924), Alice Loses Out (USA 1925), Hungry Hobos (USA 1928) and Sleigh Bells (USA 1928), discovered in the BFI National Archive in 2015.