January 19, 2017

International House Presents From Doodles to Pixels: Over One Hundred Years of Spanish Animation

International House Philadelphia Presents From Doodles to Pixels: Over One Hundred Years of Spanish Animation, February 2-10, 2017


International House Philadelphia is bringing a major touring retrospective of Spanish animation cinema to the region for the first time.  From Doodles to Pixels: Over One Hundred Years of Spanish Animation, consists of eight programs of select animated works that span decades and showcase a little known history – that of Spanish animation cinema.  This landmark series at International House Philadelphia, will run Thursday, Feb. 2 through Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.


Organized by Spain’s preeminent animation historian Carolina López Caballero, From Doodles to Pixels is a groundbreaking coproduction of the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona and Acción Cultural Española.  From Doodles to Pixels brings together a selection of animated films using diverse techniques that represent turbulent times ranging from the early twentieth century to the present day. It features recurring themes such as links with the world of comic books, reflections of political concerns and dialogue with the visual arts.  This stunning retrospective is the result of extensive research, revision and restoration.


Among the distinguished artists, designers, humorists, and studios whose work will be shown are K-Hito, Francisco Macián, Robert Balser, José Antonio Sistiaga, Arturo Moreno, Isabel Herguera, Javier Mariscal, Mercedes Gaspar, Rodrigo Blaas, Anna Solanas, César Díaz Meléndez , Nicolai Troshinky, Jossie Malis, Laura Ginès, Alberto Vázquez, Estudios Moro, Balet y Blay, and the Headless Studio. 


Screenings at International House’s Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, will be held on:

·        Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7pm           Programs 1&2

·        Friday, Feb. 3 at 7pm                  Programs 3&4

·        Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7pm           Programs 5&6  (Recommended for ages 18 & over)

·        Friday, Feb. 10 at 7pm               Programs 7&8  (Recommended for ages 12 & over)



From Doodle to Pixels is being co-presented with the Cinema Studies Program and Hispanic and Portuguese  Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Tickets for each of the four screenings are $10 for the general public, $8 for students and seniors. For more information on the retrospective or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.ihousephilly.org/doodles