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Night at the movies

Discussion in 'Cartoon Trivia' started by Justin Deveau, Jun 28, 2014.

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    Justin Deveau Newbie New Member

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    I really enjoy the "Night At the Movies" feature on some classic film DVDs. The one that shows you the news reel, short feature, and cartoon that would have played with the film when it was in theatres.
    Does anyone know of a site that lists the cartoons that played before the movies when they were released?
    I suppose it might have differed depending on the theatre.
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    Actually, the cartoons and the newsreel and the travelogue and other such additives were deliberately appended onto the feature film by the studio that produced it. The idea was to limit how many times per day any given feature film could be played in a theater, since the studio could only charge a one-time fee for the film.

    Then, in 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that this practice, called "block booking," was a form of unconstitutional monopoly. Studios could no longer require theaters to screen all the frills and extras that came with the feature film. Without this enforced mechanism in place, studios began to reassess whether cartoons were worthwhile additives.

    In many cases, producers simply skipped making cartoons and such; only the largest and heartiest studios continued the practice, such as Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Brothers Pictures and MGM Studios. And in time, these studios also abandoned the theatrical cartoon. Currently, only animated features make it into US theaters. All other, shorter cartoons are relegated to television.
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    Except for the shorts shown before most Disney and Pixar features, like "Get A Horse," and "Bounding." Plus WB produced new shorts in the '90's, like "Carrotblanca."
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    True, but that's still about a forty year dry spell from when most studios shut down their animation departments, and the reintroduction of opening cartoons ushered in by Pixar. Disney's "Runaway Brain" and a Pink Panther cartoon were rare exceptions that appeared in the late Nineties.
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    True, I also really enjoy "Night At the Movies".

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