Hugo the Hippo, one of the most unusual and beautiful animated films ever made, will be shown this Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington.
"You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll love it! You’ll hate it! You’ll want to see it again and again!" according to actress and long time Hugo fan, Rachel Grant.
Director Bill Feigenbaum, now a renowned New York painter, is lending his 35 mm print to the Film Forum.
This sleeping giant of a cult film is one of the few examples besides Yellow Submarine that captures the wonderful psychedelic style of the 1960s and 1970s.
- Saturday 2nd June 2012 at 5pm
- Sunday 3rd June 2012 at 5pm
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
$6.00 – $10.00
Jun 02 – Jun 03
(Bill Feigenbaum, Hungary/USA, 1975, 35mm, 86 min)
Voiced by Burl Ives, Paul Lynde, Robert Morley, with songs by Marie and Jimmy Osmond.
Saturday, Jun 02 at 05:00PM
Sunday, Jun 03 at 05:00PM
Phantasmagorical. A magic funhouse of retro kitsch. A lost treasure. These are just a few ways animation mavens describe Hugo the Hippo, a widely-bootlegged cult curio from the 1970s about an orphaned hippopotamus and the sweet child who befriends him. This magical, color-drenched ﬁlm is voiced by the likes of Burl Ives, Paul Lynde and Robert Morely, and topped off by pop confections sung by Marie and Jimmy Osmond. Directed in 1975 by multiple Emmy winner Bill Feigenbaum (his only feature) behind the Iron Curtain and financed by the perfume giant Faberge, the film was inexplicably buried by 21st Century Fox upon its US release, and to this day still doesn’t have an official English digital release. Glimpses of the ﬁlm’s funkiness, musicality and psychedelic charm can be seen on YouTube, but chances to bask in a print of the ﬁlm come around next to never. Don’t miss your opportunity to see Hugo swim on the big screen during this extremely rare 35mm screening.