Presented by author Martin Gitlin
Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and interactive family presentation about his new book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. He is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants. He will show funny cartoon snippets of characters created during and after the theatrical shorts period, play trivia and other cartoon-related games with patrons of all ages, and discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best. Gitlin has had more than 150 books published since 2006, including the critically acclaimed Great American Cereal Book (which was featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal). Marty will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available for purchase after the event.