tangled disney BFI Southbank & The Walt Disney Company Announce THE DISNEY 50

Here’s some great news for anyone who has a soul – Disney are teaming up with the BFI Southbank (London) to show every single Disney animated feature film in celebration of the release of their fiftieth animated flick ‘Tangled’. For the first time ever, Disney’s entire stable of animated feature films will be shown every weekend throughout 2011 at the BFI, spanning seventy years of films.

I was at the presentation for this great event earlier today, I also got to see Tangled, however considering I signed a non disclosure embargo these are my thoughts on the film__________________________and_________________a lot of fun_______________! Click ‘more’ for the full list of films and press release.

BFI Southbank and The Walt Disney Company announce

THE DISNEY 50

For the first time ever, all Disney’s 50 animation feature films seen on the big screen at BFI Southbank throughout 2011, in celebration of Disney’s 50th animation, Tangled

BFI Southbank and The Walt Disney Company have launched a unique season that gives audiences, for the first time ever, the opportunity to enjoy the magic of Disney’s entire stable of fifty animation feature films on the big screen. Every weekend throughout 2011, the Disney heritage will be gloriously showcased, spanning seventy years of films that combine beautiful artistry, masterful storytelling and ground-breaking technology. Seeing the films at BFI Southbank will be a truly special experience and give audiences of all ages an incredible opportunity to watch some of the world’s most celebrated, iconic and best loved family films of all time on the big screen.

Kicking off The Disney 50 is a landmark in Disney’s history, the launch of their fiftieth animated feature film Tangled (dir. Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, 2011). BFI Southbank will screen the film in 3D on the day of the film’s UK premiere, 16th January 2011, 4.15pm in NFT1 followed by a special on-stage Q&A with the film’s directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. 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.

The remaining forty nine 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). Further cinematic milestones 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.

BFI Southbank will also host a whole range of on-stage events with Disney artists and directors past and present throughout the year. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs provides the theme for BFI Southbank’s Family Funday on 23rd January. Along with the usual competitions and prizes, participants will get to draw their favourite dwarf and make their own animation feature to bring Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful and Grumpy to life in new and exciting ways. Family Funday’s are BFI Southbank’s popular regular monthly events giving children of all ages the opportunity to get involved in a whole range of activities, learn new skills, meet people from in front of and behind the camera and immerse themselves in the world of film and television.

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