Disney at PhillyFest

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A ‘heads up’ on some Disney Programs at the upcoming 16th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, April 5th through 18th.

Friday, April 6 • 6:45 • Prince Music Theater • Tickets $10.00
Fantasia (1940) — A screening of the landmark film with an ensemble of Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, performing onstage preceding the screening.

Saturday, April 7 • 2:30 • Prince Music Theater • Tickets $8.00
The Disney Cartoon: Nine Decades of Magic — A screening of Disney shorts spanning nine decades of the company’s history. Shorts will include Pixar’s Red’s Dream, Roger Rabbit’s Roller Coaster Rabbit and the Salvador Dali-designed Destino.

Saturday, April 7 • 7:15 • Prince Music Theater • Tickets $10.00
A Salute To Roy Disney, an on-stage interview with Leonard Maltin. (Maltin will also be hosting a screening of rare Our Gang shorts on April 7th at 4:30pm)

Sunday, April 8 • 2:15 • Prince Music Theater •Tickets $8.00
Disney Cartoon Rarities – 35mm prints of Disney shorts including Hell’s Bells, Egyptian Melodies, Music Land, The Whoopee Party, Hawaiian Holiday, The Band Concert, as well as examples of Alice in Cartoonland and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Non-Disney animation at the Philly Fest will include a screening of the forthcoming anime feature Paprika and a program of contemporary animated shorts.


  • Matina

    That’s quite a good looking selection of toons! They also have this screening of indepenedent animation:

    http://www.phillyfests.com/pff/film_details.cfm?id=6261

  • Danielle

    And here‘s another screening of indie animation.

    The animation screenings at the Philly Film Festival seem to get better every year… kind of makes me wish I still lived in Philly.

  • Rich Drees

    A few years back (2002) the Philly Film Fest did a screening of Ub Iwerks shorts hosted by his granddaughter and then the following year John Cannemaker was there for a screening of PETER PAN. Nice to see that they’re getting back to their ongoing salute to Disney.

  • James Kormann

    Sounds pretty interesting, especially the Disney Cartoon Rarities on April 8th. Even though that’s Easter Sunday, it seems worth trying to go as Philadelphia is only about a 30 minute ride for me.

  • http://who-really-cares-anyway.blogspot.com/2007/03/cartoon-time.html Craig D.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the Winkler-era version of Krazy Kat used in the “Alice” graphic, above?

    I wonder if anybody will take issue with the use of the phrase “Alice In Cartoonland” used in their press release.

    Sorely wish I could make this one!