Disney has announced its roster of talent for the upcoming COUNTDOWN TO ZOOTOPIA at the El Capitan Theatre and for fans of Disney Animation, it should promise not to disappoint. From voice talent such as Mandy Moore, Anika Noni Rose and Jim Cummings to directors such as John Musker and Ron Clements.
- “Wreck-It Ralph” (February 18) – Director Rich Moore
- “Frozen” (February 19) – Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
- “Tangled” (February 20) – Voice Talent Mandy Moore and Director Nathan Greno
- “Big Hero 6” (February 21) – Voice Talents Scott Adsit and Ryan Potter plus Director Chris Williams and Producer Roy Conli
- “Bolt” (February 22) – Director Chris Williams
- “Winnie the Pooh” (February 23) – Voice Talent Jim Cummings and Producer Peter Del Vecho
- “The Princess and the Frog” (February 24) – Voice Talents Anika Noni Rose, Jim Cummings, and Michael-Leon Wooley plus Directors John Musker and Ron Clements
It all leads up to the theatrical release of ZOOTOPIA which plays at The El Capitan theatre from March 4 to April 10, 2016.
For tickets and more info, visit elcapitantickets.com.
Full press release below.
TALENT ANNOUNCED for Countdown to ZOOTOPIA | A Festival of Walt Disney Animation Studio Films at The El Capitan | Feb 18 – 24
JUST ANNOUNCED – Special Guests at 7pm Screenings! Countdown to “Zootopia”: The Films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, February 18 – 24, 2016 only at The El Capitan Theatre
“Zootopia” plays March 4 to April 10, 2016 at The El Capitan
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (February 15, 2016) – Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre announces the special guests that will talk at the 7:00 pm screenings at “Countdown to ‘Zootopia,’” celebrating Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new era of storytelling with a festival of seven films. The 7:00pm screenings will be preceded by special presentations, which will include discussions with the filmmakers, and other special surprises. For the 7:00pm shows, everyone in attendance will receive beautiful pieces of artwork that Animation has created specifically for each film. The first 75 people in line will have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers while autographing the artwork.
The festival begins February 18 with “Wreck-It Ralph” with director Rich Moore, followed by “Frozen” with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee (February 19), “Tangled” with voice talent Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and director Nathan Greno (February 20), “Big Hero 6” with voice talents Scott Adsit (Baymax) and Ryan Potter (Hiro Hamada), director Chris Williams, and producer Roy Conli (February 21), “Bolt” with director Chris Williams (February 22), “Winnie the Pooh” with voice talent Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh) and producer Peter Del Vecho (February 23) and concluding February 24 with “The Princess and the Frog” with voice talents Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Jim Cummings (Ray), and Michael-Leon Wooley (Louis), and directors John Musker and Ron Clements.
All feature films will be accompanied by recent and celebrated Disney animation short subjects, including the Academy Award winners, “Paperman” and “Feast.” Each film screens at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm. “Zootopia” will play March 4 to April 10, 2016 at The El Capitan Theatre and is currently on sale.
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.
“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.”
Calendar listing for “Countdown to ‘Zootopia’”
Films and Times:
WRECK-IT RALPH (2012) Thursday, February 18 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
FROZEN (2013) Friday, February 19 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
TANGLED (2010) Saturday, February 20 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
BIG HERO 6 (2014) Sunday, February 21 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
BOLT (2008) Monday, February 22 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
WINNIE THE POOH (2011) Tuesday, February 23 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009) Wednesday, February 24 at 10:00a, 1:00p, 4:00p, and 7:00p with special presentation
Venue: The El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028
Tickets: In person — The El Capitan Theatre box office, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028
Online — www.elcapitantickets.com
Phone -– 1-800-DISNEY6
Groups –– Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.
Single reserved seat admission — $10 includes small popcorn and drink
Single VIP preferred reserved seat — $20 includes VIP popcorn and drink
Four show VIP preferred reserved seating (Guest picks four movies and showtimes to attend) — $76 includes VIP popcorn and drink at each film
All seven 7:00pm with special presentations VIP preferred packages — $126 includes VIP popcorn and drink at each film.