Directors Ron Clements and John Musker are among the most accomplished filmmakers in Disney animation history, having delivered many of the company’s most beloved features of the past thirty years.
Now, as Disney prepares for its release of the duo’s next movie “Moana,” the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has announced it will host a “Countdown to ‘Moana'” animated film festival showcasing the highly-successful partnership’s entire body of work.
Beginning Thursday, October 6th and running through Sunday, October 16th, the event will screen each of Clements and Musker’s existing six movies for two days each (with the exception of “Treasure Planet,” which runs one night only.) Select evening shows will also include appearances by special guests:
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.
As if that weren’t enough, all guests attending the 7 PM shows will receive “an amazing artwork card designed by Disney Animation for each of the movies.” The schedule for the event is as follows:
- 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
Be sure to visit the official El Capitan website for more information and to pre-order tickets. These shows are bound to fill up fast!