Looney at the library

Feb 12, 2014
The next movie night for children at Stockton Springs Community Library will feature classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Stockton Springs — Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St., will host another of its popular movie nights for children Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature the screening of Looney Tunes cartoons and refreshments in a cozy comfortable setting.

Everyone is invited to wear pajamas, bring a pillow and a favorite stuffed animal. Adults will enjoy the evening also, since so many grew up enjoying these cartoons and their colorful characters.

Looney Tunes are a series of Warner Bros. animated comedy short films. They were produced from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series, Merrie Melodies. Looney Tunes originally showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko and Buddy. Later Looney Tunes films featured such popular characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety bird, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner.

The characters themselves are commonly referred to as the Looney Tunes. The series' name is a parody of Silly Symphonies, the name of Walt Disney's concurrent series of music-based short films. From 1942 into the 1960s, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were the most popular cartoon shorts in movie theaters, exceeding the works of Disney and other popular competitors including Paramount's Famous Studios, Universal's Walter Lantz Productions and MGM.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library. For more information, visit stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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