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Pencil This In: Safari Seminar and Disturbing Kiddie Cartoons

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Animation historian Jerry Beck presents “Juvenile Mindrot: Inappropriate and Disturbing Kids' Cartoons” at the Silent Movie Theatre tonight. These cartoons have been deemed too violent, too scary, too depressing and no longer for kids. Beck will bring in cartoons that aren’t shown on TV or on DVD right now. “Originally made for children, these roasters are no longer appropriate for small fry, whether it's because of the violence, cross dressing, smoking, sexism, or just straight-up bizarre ingredients contained within. If your childhood wasn't already perverted by hours upon hours of unhinged animation, this show will make it up to you.” Tickets are $13.

What’s in a Great Movie Moment” comes to the Egyptian Theatre’s Spielberg room tonight at 7:30 pm. The film aesthetics seminar with Thomas Ethan Harris discusses classic film moments -- like Meg Ryan’s orgasm in When Harry Met Sally; a wire hanger in Mommie Dearest and the Psycho shower scene - and what makes them so great. Both filmmakers and film fans are welcome to the seminar. General admission tickets are $20.

Presented in association with the L.A. Opera’s staging of The Magic Flute at the Dorothy Chandler, The Egyptian is also screening the 1974 Ingmar Bergman adaptation of the Mozart opera. Opera Music Director James Conlon will be on hand for a discussion before the film, and there will be a ticket giveaway.

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Have you always wanted to go on a safari but didn’t really know where to start? Well, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), a private, nonprofit that supports the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, is hosting a free "Travel Night" tonight at 7 pm at the Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium. The evening features a preview of two GLAZA-sponsored safaris to Kenya and southern Africa and includes detailed presentations about the trips, the opportunity to ask questions and refreshments. For more information and "Travel Night" reservations, please call Melissa with the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association at (323) 644-4792.

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