*Mr. Bug Goes to Town*. 1941. USA. Directed by Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane, Willard Bowsky, David Tendlar, Al Eugster, Graham Place. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures/Photofest

Mr. Bug Goes to Town. 1942. USA. Directed by Dave Fleischer. 78 min.

Screenplay by Dan Gorden, Tedd Pierce, Isadore Sparber, William Turner, Carl Meyer, Graham Place, Bob Wickersham, Cal Howard. The insects live in peace and quiet until the humans arrive, putting their idyllic community in jeopardy. Honey begs her true love, Hoppity, to return to the village and solve their crisis. While Hoppity is looking for a new insect home, his rival for Honey’s affections, Mr. Bumble, tries to discredit Hoppity’s valiant efforts. Hoppity finally finds a new home for his comrades on the roof of a newly built skyscraper in the city!

  1. Friday, March 25, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3
    The Museum of Modern Art

  2. Wednesday, March 9, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3
    The Museum of Modern Art

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: An Animation Omnibus.