See all 50 Disney animated films on the BFI’s big screenWalt Disney Company has teamed up with the BFI to show all its 50 animated films on the big screen throughout 2011. Each weekend, a whole new generation of filmgoers gets the chance see these animated classics in a cinema surrounding.
Special screenings celebrate the release of 50th film, Tangled in January
Kicking off The Disney 50 is their fiftieth animated feature film Tangled which will be screened in 3D on the day of the film’s UK premiere, 16th January 2011, 4.15pm in NFT1 followed by a special on-stage Q&A with the film’s directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard.
Tangled is an action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about the girl behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair and based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, Rapunzel. Stolen from her parents’ castle as a baby, Rapunzel is locked in a hidden tower longing for adventure. Now an imaginative and determined teenager, she takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit named Flynn Rider. With the secret of her heritage hanging in the balance and her captor in pursuit, Rapunzel and her cohort find adventure, heart, humour, and hair… lots of hair. The film goes on general release in UK theatres on January 28th 2011.
The remaining 49 films will be shown chronologically, starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and will include other classics such as Fantasia (1940), Cinderella (1950), The Lady and The Tramp (1955) right up to contemporary classics such as The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995) and more recently, Bolt (2008) and The Princess and The Frog (2009).
BFI Southbank will also host a whole range of on-stage events with Disney artists and directors past and present throughout the year. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs provides the theme for BFI Southbank’s Family Funday on 23rd January. Along with the usual competitions and prizes, participants will get to draw their favourite dwarf and make their own animation feature to bring Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful and Grumpy to life.
For more information www.bfi.org.uk