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Kiddie Cartoon Matinee- proving historians wrong?
« on: January 04, 2015, 02:23:55 pm »
With all this talk about "This was meant for an adult theater-going audience", aren't people forgetting about "Kiddie Matinees"? Theaters would run these adult cartoons and show them to kids. And with kiddie merchandise, ever wonder that cartoons were for kids then as they are now?

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Re: Kiddie Cartoon Matinee- proving historians wrong?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 02:43:52 pm »
For Paul Terry, he wanted for sure to grab the kids attention first...that way the parents would notice they're paying attention and they might be able to enjoy as well.

The cartoons still ran in theater, and whether or not it was for a kiddie matinee they were still part of the movie going experience of ANY movie (horror, drama, comedy).  You'd get a trailer, a cartoon (or two), a short, and maybe a newsreel.  That was the MAIN point of cartoons at the time in general.

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Re: Kiddie Cartoon Matinee- proving historians wrong?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 04:59:15 pm »
For Paul Terry, he wanted for sure to grab the kids attention first...that way the parents would notice they're paying attention and they might be able to enjoy as well.

The cartoons still ran in theater, and whether or not it was for a kiddie matinee they were still part of the movie going experience of ANY movie (horror, drama, comedy).  You'd get a trailer, a cartoon (or two), a short, and maybe a newsreel.  That was the MAIN point of cartoons at the time in general.


No, I'm talking when they had kiddie cartoon festivals.


Y'know where they'd show nothing but cartoons and maybe stuff like Three Stooges.......

I tried to find the vintage ad I saw on YouTube, but I forgot the name of it.