For those that will be in the Hollywood, California area on the evening of Friday, January 11, Living Social and the El Capitan Theatre are now making tickets available to attend a special screening of Disney’s Peter Pan along with a special panel for just $11 per ticket.
Take flight for wonder and excitement with this offer: Pay $11 for one ticket to see Peter Pan playing at the El Capitan Theatre on January 11. Prior to the start of the movie, guests will be treated to a special panel discussion. This special panel discussion will be moderated by Leonard Maltin and will include conversations with Kathryn Beaumont (voice of Wendy), Ted Thomas (son of legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas and director/writer of the acclaimed documentaries Frank and Ollie and Walt & El Grupo), and Margaret Kerry (live-action reference model for Tinker Bell). This classic tale taught us all ‘to believe,’ introducing us to the Darling children — Wendy, John and Michael — as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning to the enchanted world of Never Land.
Audiences will also be entertained with a never-before-seen episode of Disney Jr’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates, plus an appearance by Jake, live on stage!
For more information and to purchase tickets for this rare opportunity, visit the Living Social deal page.
Disney D23, the official club for fans of The Walt Disney Company, has announced that it has secured a few coveted spots for the exclusive invite-only official reveal of Disney Interactive’s ‘Disney Infinity,’ to take place next month.
The event, which will take place at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre, will allow D23 members to be amongst the very first audience to actually experience ‘Disney Infinity,’ a game we have speculated will use popular characters from the world of Disney and Pixar in an Skylanders-type experience across multiple platforms in a way never before experienced.
In addition to the event, which features a presentation by John Lasseter, a lunch buffet will be offered, along with a special commemorative gift for those fortunate enough to attend.
The ‘Disney Infinity’ event takes place the day of January 15 in Hollywood. Tickets are free (plus a $5 service charge) and will be available beginning January 3, 2013 at 10 am PST. For more information and to reserve tickets as they become available, visit the official event page.
With this offer you can see MONSTERS, INC. 3D at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood between December 19 and December 26 when you pay $12 (regularly $16) for one ticket to a selection of showtimes.
MONSTERS, INC., one of Disney/Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure MONSTERS, INC. is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children and at MONSTERS, INC., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Plus, celebrate the holidays with Mike and Sulley Live on Stage before every movie!
For those in the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas interested in seeing Wreck-it Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios, LivingSocial.com is offering tickets at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre for just $14 each, representing a savings of 22%.
Plus, prior to every showing audiences will get amp’d up with Ralph and Vanellope live on stage with the El Capitan DJ. After the movie, visit The Art of Wreck-It Ralph exhibit; visual and character development art in addition to proto-type candy cars from Sugar Rush will be on display, plus much more.
Each customer may purchase up to six tickets at the discounted price. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit LivingSocial.com.
For those in the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas interested in seeing Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie from Walt Disney Studios, LivingSocial.com is offering tickets for just $14 each, representing a savings of 22%. Several showings are available including the midnight screening which includes ‘a costume contest, prizes and surprises.’
Additionally, at all showings, guests will have the opportunity to witness the all new SPARKTACULAR lighting and effects curtain show as well as view concept art, sketches and actual props from the film on display at the theater as well as an interactive display from the Discovery Science Center.
Each customer may purchase up to six tickets at the discounted price. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit LivingSocial.com.
Adventures by Disney has announced an exciting add-on package for guests visiting the Disneyland Resort with a package vacation. The experience, titled ‘Lights…Camera…Magic!’ takes guests on a day-long, guided excursion into the world of Hollywood in the way that only Disney can.
The tour includes a guided tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, including a trip into the Disney Studio Archives, a shopping trip at the Studio Store and lunch at the famous Walt Disney Studios Commissary. Also included is a behind-the-scenes private visit to either the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater or the Kodak Theater, home to the Academy Awards®. After exploring Hollywood Boulevard, the fun continues to the Sunset Strip and the world famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and finally to beautiful Malibu for a reception — and a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean — at Gladstone’s beachfront restaurant, a celebrity favorite.
The add-on excursion, which can be added to a package via either The Walt Disney Travel Company or an authorized Disney Travel Agent, runs $199 per adult (aged 10 and up) and $189 for children 4-9. Children 3 and under are not permitted on the excursion.
In 1991 when The Rocketeer hit theaters, actor Bill Campbell effortlessly won fans over with his sincere portrayal of the heroic Cliff Secord. In honor of the 20th anniversary of this Disney film favorite, Campbell will participate in a panel discussion hosted by writer/producer/director — and self-proclaimed Rocketeer fan — Kevin Smith. The panel will occur immediately before an exclusive screening of the film on June 21, 2011 at the legendary El Capitan Theatre, where the film premiered two decades ago, transporting audiences to a golden age of thrills, glamour and, of course, sleek jet packs. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club have an opportunity to secure tickets for themselves before seats are sold to the general public. In addition to the rocket man himself, the panel will also feature Academy Award®-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (whose other work for Disney includes Enchanted and Captain EO) the two screenwriters responsible for the acclaimed film, Danny Bilson (GoldenEye: Rogue Agent) and Paul De Meo (James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing), and as a special treat, renowned illustrator William Stout (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Muppet Wizard of Oz) will be on hand, representing his friend Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer comics.* Other talent will be announced in the coming weeks.
Following the movie, guests are invited to tour the Hollywood Museum — located in the nearby historic Max Factor building — and explore the museum’s four floors of exhibits as well as a special exhibition of props and costumes from The Rocketeer, curated exclusively for this event by the Walt Disney Archives.
The Rocketeer follows the adventures of stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) who discovers a stolen rocket pack and sets off on a series of heroic (and sometimes hilarious) adventures that attract the attention of Howard Hughes, the FBI, gangsters, a band of Nazis and one aspiring actress, namely Cliff’s girlfriend Jenny (Oscar® winner Jennifer Connolly). Directed by Joe Johnston, the film also stars Terry O’Quinn, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton and Paul Sorvino.
Tickets are currently available for D23 Members who have the advantage of being able to reserve their own seats. The general public will be able to purchase remaining General Admission tickets on May 23. Event ticket cost is $50 per person.
D23 Members and their guests will receive a special commemorative Rocketeer gift. All attendees are invited to attend the special Rocketeer exhibit following the film, where there will also be exclusive, limited-edition Rocketeer collectibles available for purchase from D23 and event co-sponsor, Creature Features.
Event check-in begins at 6:45 p.m. at the El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd; panel and screening begins at 7:30 p.m. The Walt Disney Archives exhibit will follow the screening from 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Museum located at 1660 N. Highland Ave.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.
In celebration of the upcoming release on May 20th of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the next installment in the hugely popular film franchise, directed by Rob Marshall, Walt Disney Studios announced today special “Pirates Day” fan events, fun-filled celebrations of all things “Pirates,” which will include advance 3D fan screenings of the film. The events will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in and around the Hot Topic stores in Hollywood, Calif., and Paramus, N.J.
The “Pirates Day” events are part of a month-long takeover of Hot Topic’s 650 stores nationwide to provide an immersive “Pirates of the Caribbean” retail environment, making Hot Topic an exciting retail destination for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” merchandise. Disney Consumer Products will have an impressive retail presence in Hot Topic stores across the country with Pirates of the Caribbean shirts, jewelry and accessories.
The Hollywood event, held in and around Hot Topic’s flagship store at the Hollywood & Highland complex, showcases a newly launched “Pirates”-themed experience, including the hull of a pirate ship seemingly crashing into the main courtyard. Starting at 4 p.m., fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting afternoon, featuring live pirates performers, toy demo stations, trivia giveaways, special photo opportunities and a chance to see real props and costumes used in the film. Fans are encouraged to come early and dressed in their best “Pirates” costumes for a chance to win incredible prizes in the Ultimate Fan Contest and have an opportunity to secure VIP seating at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides advance fan screening, presented in RealD 3D at the El Capitan Theatre.
The East Coast fan event will be held at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. The fun and games start at 1 p.m. and as with the West Coast event, fans will enjoy interactive entertainment, giveaways and photo opportunities, plus the chance to see a giant ship-in-a-bottle statement installation adjacent to the Hot Topic store. Similarly, those who come early and dressed as pirates have a chance to win amazing treasure and a VIP seat for the screening, presented in IMAX® 3D.
The “Pirates Day” celebrations include prizes and interactive fun provided by several promotional partners, including toymaker JAKKS Pacific, the licensed provider of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides action-figure toys and playsets featuring a special black light reveal; Pirate’s Booty, makers of all-natural snacks including a limited edition “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” 7oz package; Walt Disney Records, releasing the original motion picture soundtrack on May 17th, and OPI; whose limited-edition nail lacquers showcase the colors and atmosphere of mythical mermaids, gleaming treasure, and high-seas adventure featured in the film.
Full event details can be found at HotTopic.com/pirates.
On April 22, 2011, the opening day for Disneynature’s newest Earth Day film, African Cats, Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will be holding a special opening day reception in honor of Disney animator Andreas Deja.
Deja, the current resident specialist for the animation of Mickey Mouse, was the supervising animator of some of the most memorable Disney villains: Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin and Scar from The Lion King. He also animated Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, King Triton from The Little Mermaid, the title character from Hercules, Lilo from Lilo & Stitch and Queen Narissa from Enchanted. In addition,he is the supervising animator for Tigger in the upcoming Winnie the Pooh.
In honor of African Cats, Deja has produced a stunning series of original art work directly inspired by the film. Andreas has long been known for his beautiful gestural drawings and paintings of big cats that capture their spirit of wildness and innate nobility. The collection of art will be on display in the lower lounge of the El Capitan for the entire run of the film (April 22 through May 16, 2011).
Patrons of the 7:00 pm performance of African Cats are invited to join Deja for the opening reception beginning at 4:30 pm at the theater. Best of all, there is no additional charge to attend the event, you just need a ticket for the film which can be purchased in advance online at the theater’s website.
Also on display at the theater for the film will be an educational exhibit featuring fun information about lions and cheetahs, how researchers study lions and cheetahs in the wild and what The Walt Disney Company is doing to protect African cats and their savanna home all developed and written by educators at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Prior to each performance of African Cats, the Wildlife Learning Center will showcase a handful of live, exotic animals in a presentation titled ‘Exotic Animals From Around the World,’ on the theater’s stage. The ‘Animal Guys’ from the WLC have rescued more than 70 different species of captive-born wild animals and make it their mission to get children excited about the natural world around them. The Wildlife Learning Center also wants to help educate a generation of children to value their natural heritage, to value the environment, and to value all living things.