Science on Screen Jr. Presents Looney Tunes

Sunday, February 18
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Eh, what's up, doc? A morning of classic animated shorts featuring America's favorite wabbit and friends.

Looney Tunes, the indelible series of short cartoon films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969, helped define the golden age of American animation, introducing audiences to a cast of unforgettable characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Tweety and Sylvester, Marvin the Martian, and many others. Propelled by anvil drops, Acme rockets, and an endless supply of inspired zaniness, Looney Tunes and its companion series Merrie Melodies reigned for two decades as the most popular animated shorts in movie theaters. Our line-up of nine Looney Tunes classics features One Froggy Evening, Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century, and other favorites.

Before the shorts, Harvard physicist Melissa Franklin will explore how Looney Tunes antics stretch—and snap—the laws of physics.

About the Melissa Franklin

Melissa Franklin, the first female tenured faculty member in Harvard University's department of physics, is an experimental particle physicist who studies hadron collisions produced by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory with the Collider Detector Facility and the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. She works in a collaboration of more than 600 international physicists who discovered the top quark at CDF, and 3,000 physicists at ATLAS, where she studies particle interactions and symmetries at the highest energies now available. Professor Franklin, born and raised in Canada, received her B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and her Doctorate from Stanford University. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois in Champagne/Urbana, and was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard, before joining the Harvard faculty in 1989.

About Science on Screen Jr.

Aimed at children ages 5 to 10, Science on Screen Jr. is an extension of the Coolidge's acclaimed Science on Screen program, which promotes public understanding of science and technology through the magic of cinema. Science on Screen Jr. creatively pairs family-friendly films with hands-on activities and lively introductions by scientists.