Hollywood”™s El Capitan Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures”™ “Fantasia 2000″ with a special limited engagement of the film from February 17 to 27.
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There are only 11 days to catch this rarely screened animated classic! “¨Accompanying “Fantasia 2000″ will be the short animated subject “Destino,” a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, which was begun in 1945, and finally realized in 2004.
“Fantasia 2000″ enabled Roy Disney to further Walt Disney”™s dream of “Fantasia” as a continuing project of The Walt Disney Company and to showcase a new generation of Disney animators.
The music for “Fantasia 2000″ was conducted by James Levine, and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
As in the original “˜Fantasia,”™ some of the most famous works of classical music have been interpreted by the Disney artists – including Beethoven”™s Fifth Symphony, George Gershwin”™s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Edward Elgar”™s “Pomp and Circumstance,” and Igor Stravinsky”™s “Firebird Suite.” These new sequences are joined by Paul Dukas”™ “The Sorcerer”™s Apprentice” from the original 1940 film.
Opening night, February 17th, will include a special filmmaker”™s panel at 7:00 pm; the participants are to be announced.
Tickets can be purchased, and the schedule for “Fantasia 2000″ can be found by visiting the El Capitan box office, online or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Group rate tickets are available for parties of 20 or more by calling 1-818-845-3110.
Tomorrow evening only, (Feb 17th) you can obtain the special rate of $8.00 (Reg Adult tickets are $12).
This special rate is available only by calling (818) 845-3110 and providing the code DCPUB
(It is not available online)
Report by Pauline Adamek