Disney animation fans will want to plan a week-long reservation at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre as it hosts a special countdown to “Zootopia” event. The seven night festival of films celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new era of storytelling. All feature films will be accompanied by recent and celebrated Disney animation short subjects, including the Academy Award winners, “Paperman” and “Feast.” The festival begins February 18 with “Wreck-It Ralph,” followed by “Frozen” (February 19), “Tangled” (February 20), “Big Hero 6” (February 21), “Bolt” (February 22), “Winnie the Pooh” (February 23) and concluding February 24 with “The Princess and the Frog.”
This is a rare opportunity to see films back on the big screen and with all the special features that the El Capitan Theatre has to offer. As with all shows, seating is reserved. So no need to line up for hours to get the best seats.
Each film screens at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm. The 7:00pm screenings will be preceded by special presentations, which will include discussions with the filmmakers, and other special surprises.” “Zootopia” will play March 4 to April 10, 2016 at The El Capitan Theatre and is currently on sale.
“This is a festival sure to excite animation fans of all ages,” said James Wood, operations and stage production for The El Capitan Theatre. “When these pictures were first released, we were privileged to present most of them in their original engagements, including the world premiere engagement of ‘Frozen.’ These films are now considered classics, and we are proud to be presenting them again, many of which have not been seen on the big screen since their initial releases. We are thrilled to be bringing the filmmakers to talk about these special films and this will be the first time El Capitan guests can hear them talk about their work. Our guests will also have a larger picture of the scope of Walt Disney Animation Studios by seeing the short subjects created during that time.”
Tickets for “Countdown to ‘Zootopia ’”are available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. There are also special packages with VIP preferred seating for four films, and for all seven 7:00pm shows featuring the special presentations.