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Disney Releases 50th Animated Feature Film: “Tangled”

In celebration of the release of its 50th animation feature film, Disney is showing all fifty films in the same London location.

Tangled will be screened at NFT1, BFI Southbank in 3D on the day of the film’s UK premiere, 16th January 2011, 4.15pm. This will be followed by a special on-stage Q&A with the film’s directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. The remaining forty nine animated Disney films will then be shown chronologically at BFI Southbank every weekend for the rest of the year starting with Disney’s first animation feature, and the first-ever animation feature in technicolour, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

The blurb for the 2011 feature, Tangled, is as follows:

Tangled is an action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about the girl behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair.  Stolen from her parents’ castle as a baby, Rapunzel is locked in a hidden tower longing for adventure. Now an imaginative and determined teenager, she takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit named Flynn Rider. With the secret of her heritage hanging in the balance and her captor in pursuit, Rapunzel and her cohort find adventure, heart, humour, and hair… lots of hair.  With music by Alan Menken, this comedic re-imagining of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale comes to UK theatres in Disney Digital 3D™ on January 28th 2011.

Further cinematic milestones due to show at BFI Southbank include; Fantasia (1940), the first major motion picture in stereophonic sound, Lady and the Tramp (1955), the first animated feature in CinemaScope, The Rescuers Down Under (1990), the first feature film to be shot using a 100% digital process; Beauty and the Beast (1991), the first animated feature to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; The Lion King (1994), the highest grossing traditionally-animated film of all time; and Pocahontas (1995), the largest-ever film premiere event with over 100,000 viewers.

The Disney 50:

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
  2. Pinocchio 1940
  3. Fantasia 1940
  4. Dumbo 1941
  5. Bambi 1942
  6. Saludos Amigos 1942
  7. The Three Caballeros  1944
  8. Make Mine Music, 1946
  9. Fun and Fancy Free 1947
  10. Melody Time 1948
  11. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949
  12. Cinderella 1950
  13. Alice in Wonderland 1951
  14. Peter Pan 1953
  15. Lady and the Tramp 1955
  16. Sleeping Beauty 1959
  17. One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961
  18. The Sword in the Stone 1963
  19. The Jungle Book 1967
  20. The Aristocats 1970
  21. Robin Hood 1973
  22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977
  23. The Rescuers 1977
  24. The Fox and the Hound 1981
  25. The Black Cauldron 1985
  26. The Great Mouse Detective 1986
  27. Oliver & Company 1988
  28. The Little Mermaid 1989
  29. The Rescuers Down Under 1990
  30. Beauty and the Beast 1991
  31. Aladdin 1992
  32. The Lion King 1994
  33. Pocahontas 1995
  34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996
  35. Hercules 1997
  36. Mulan 1998
  37. Tarzan 1999
  38. Fantasia 2000 1999
  39. Dinosaur 2000
  40. The Emperor’s New Groove  2000
  41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire  2001
  42. Lilo & Stitch 2002
  43. Treasure Planet 2002
  44. Brother Bear  2003
  45. Home on the Range 2004
  46. Chicken Little 2005
  47. Meet the Robinsons 2007
  48. Bolt 2008
  49. The Princess and the Frog  2009
  50. Tangled 2010

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