Walt Disney Animation Studios is parnterning with the El Capitan theater in Hollywood to bring all of us joy. Famed directors Ron Clements and John Musker are not only directing the highly-anitpicated 56th Disney animated classic, Moana, but they are also the architects of most of our collective childhoods, responsible for films including The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Yes, you want to be a part of this film festival. So here’s the schedule:
The “Countdown to Moana” event features six iconic films; on select nights, the 7 p.m. shows will feature special presentations by filmmakers, artists or voice talent that will include discussions, Q&A and more surprises.
• Oct. 6-7, 2016 The Little Mermaid
Special presentation on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. with Christopher Daniel
Barnes, who provided the voice of Prince Eric
• Oct. 8-9, 2016 The Princess and the Frog
Special presentation on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. with directors Ron
Clements & John Musker, plus Michael-Leon Wooley, who
provided the voice of Louis
• Oct. 10, 2016 Treasure Planet
Special presentation on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. with directors Ron
Clements & John Musker
• Oct. 11-12, 2016 The Great Mouse Detective
Special presentation on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
• Oct. 13-14, 2016 Hercules
Special presentation on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with directors Ron
Clements & John Musker, plus Susan Egan, who was the voice
of Meg in the movie
• Oct. 15-16, 2016 Aladdin
Special presentation on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. with directors Ron
Clements & John Musker, plus Brad Kane, who provided the
singing voice for Aladdin in the movie
For each of the 7 p.m. shows on the first night of each movie’s showing, an amazing artwork card designed by Disney Animation for each of the movies will be given out each evening for ticketed guests attending that show. The first 50 guests in line each night will have the opportunity to get their special card autographed by the filmmakers prior to the movie. Doors will open up at approximately 6 p.m. To guarantee an autographed item, fans can purchase the advanced VIP Preferred Animation Celebration Package.
In addition to the 7 p.m. screenings, each film will screen at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the dates indicated. Tickets for “Countdown to Moana” are available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online, and by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. There are also discount ticket packages with VIP preferred seating available. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.
Moana opens in theaters this November.