Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh Return to El Cap

Pixar and Disney’s Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh (now on Blu-ray/DVD from Disney Home Ent.) have returned theatrically for a limited engagement at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Nov. 4-20. Both are vying for the best animated feature Oscar and tout the best in CG and hand-drawn animation, and are best viewed on the big screen. Plus, Cars 2 has the added bonus of being in 3-D.

Cars 2, directed by two-time Oscar-winner John Lasseter, offers noteworthy technical tweaks in lighting and painting and driving performance befitting Formula 1 racing and gadget-driven action.

For Pooh, directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall, Disney’s 2D dream team not only went back to the roots of author A.A. Milne to rediscover the wit and simplicity, but they also went to Milne country in England to revisit the places that inspired the author, especially Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, where they sketched, painted, and soaked up the architecture and soft English light.

Winnie the Pooh will show daily at 10:45 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 4:10 p.m., and Cars 2 will screen at 7:00 p.m.

Additionally, each screening of Cars 2 will be preceded by the new Pixar animated short, La Luna, and each screening of Winnie the Pooh will be preceded by the hand-drawn Disney animated short, The Ballad of Nessie. Both are vying for the best animated short Academy Award.

As a special bonus before each screening of Winnie the Pooh, Pooh bear will appear live on stage. In addition, The El Capitan  will exhibit pieces of extraordinary art that went into the making of these films. There will also be a special “Winnie the Pooh” breakfast at 9:15 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Members of the following guilds are invited to present their membership cards at the box office to receive complimentary admission to attend any of the scheduled screenings with their families (up to 4 people): AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, ASIFA, BAFTA, BFCA, CAS, CDG, DGA, HFPA, LAFCA, MPSE, PGA, SAG Nominating Committee, and VES.

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Or, call 1-800-DISNEY6.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Blu-ray, Books, Home Entertainment, Movies, Tech, Trailers, VES, VFX

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