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Disney Celebrating Release of "The Princess and The Frog" with Events, Games, Activities in NY and LA

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 11:04 AM by Scott Jentsch

Walt Disney Studios is opening the doors to their operation, just a little, so that fans can enjoy some quality time with the Disney princesses, play games, and view presentations from Disney animators, all in conjunction with the upcoming release of their latest animated movie The Princess and the Frog.

Fans in New York City and Los Angeles, California will be able to attend The Ultimate Disney Experience that is part of the advance limited engagement for the movie between November 25 - December 13, 2009. The movie opens nationwide on December 11, 2009.

“We’re welcoming families to our Studio to see where Walt Disney made real movie magic,” said Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Our Studio is not open to the public, so it’s an unprecedented opportunity for Disney fans to experience a movie right here on the Disney lot where we’ve filmed Disney classics like ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Princess Diaries,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and many more. In fact, Walt built the original theater on the Studio lot back in 1940; it opened just in time for special audiences to view his ‘Fantasia.’ With a newly renovated, state-of-the-art theater, the Studio will open its gates once again, inviting audiences to not only see our newest animated musical, but to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience after the movie. We’re bringing the same exciting experience to New York City at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre and Roseland Ballroom.”

The advance special engagement will take place at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and in Clearview’s historic Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

Themed to the movie's New Orleans setting, The Ultimate Disney Experience will feature something for the whole family:

  • PRINCESS POWER -- All nine of the Disney princesses will come together for the first time ever, welcoming Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Mulan and of course, Disney's newest princess, Tiana.
  • FUN 'N GAMES -- The Experience will feature opportunities to swing on ropes, climb trees, play games and race through the Bayou Adventure, plus a New Orleans's Bead Toss, Naveen’s Leap Frog, video games and more.
  • HOLLYWOOD HEIRLOOMS -- Disney movie archives will be on display for the first time ever, including props and costumes from a variety of films like Mary Poppins, the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, and more.
  • MOVIE MAGIC – Guests can learn movie magic from real Disney animators who will be on hand teaching guests how to draw a character from the film.
  • PICTURE THIS – Guests can put themselves in the movie at Kodak photo locations. Kodak photographers will capture guests' images and place them in a scene from the movie.
  • INSIDER'S GLIMPSE -- Burbank guests will also have the rare opportunity to tour the Studio lot.

Several shows will be presented daily on both coasts from 11/25 - 12/13, with showtimes at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm, with a 9:30pm show on select dates. Tickets went on sale September 8, 2009 and you can purchase yours by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 or visiting www.princessandfrogtickets.com

The full press release about the event is included below.

Electronic Ticketing GraphicThe movie is playing at Clearview's Ziegfeld starting on November 25, so if you're interested, check out the showtimes page for opening day and buy your tickets!

We also have two trailers for The Princess and The Frog on the Trailers & Videos page, as well as a collection of 9 photos on the Photo Galleries page. More are sure to come as we approach the movie's opening date.

Press Release

The Walt Disney Studios to Open Its Gates to the Public for Advance Special Engagement

Unprecedented Event Hits New York and Los Angeles Nov. 25-Dec. 13, 2009, Celebrating Disney’s Newest Animated Musical “The Princess and The Frog”

Bicoastal Event to Feature Film Screening and Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience with Disney’s Nine Princesses, Plus Games, Disney Movie Archives and How-to Presentations from Disney Animators

September 9, 2009

BURBANK, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of Disney’s newest animated musical “The Princess and The Frog,” Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25-Dec. 13, 2009. The advance special engagement will also be featured in Clearview’s historic Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Following the film, fans on both coasts will also be treated to The Ultimate Disney Experience, an exciting extravaganza that will feature—for the first time ever—all nine of the Disney princesses (including the film’s Princess Tiana, Disney’s newest princess), as well as exciting Bayou games, movie archives, how-to presentations from Disney animators, Studio tours (for L.A. guests) and more. Tickets went on sale at midnight last night.

“We’re welcoming families to our Studio to see where Walt Disney made real movie magic,” said Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Our Studio is not open to the public, so it’s an unprecedented opportunity for Disney fans to experience a movie right here on the Disney lot where we’ve filmed Disney classics like ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Princess Diaries,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and many more. In fact, Walt built the original theater on the Studio lot back in 1940; it opened just in time for special audiences to view his ‘Fantasia.’ With a newly renovated, state-of-the-art theater, the Studio will open its gates once again, inviting audiences to not only see our newest animated musical, but to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience after the movie. We’re bringing the same exciting experience to New York City at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre and Roseland Ballroom.”

Themed to the film’s setting, New Orleans, The Ultimate Disney Experience will feature something for the whole family.

  • PRINCESS POWER -- All nine of the Disney princesses will come together for the first time ever, welcoming Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Mulan and of course, Disney’s newest princess, Tiana.
  • FUN ‘N GAMES -- The Experience will feature opportunities to swing on ropes, climb trees, play games and race through the Bayou Adventure, plus a New Orleans’s Bead Toss, Naveen’s Leap Frog, video games and more.
  • HOLLYWOOD HEIRLOOMS -- Disney movie archives will be on display for the first time ever, including props and costumes from a variety of films like “Mary Poppins,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy and more.
  • MOVIE MAGIC – Guests can learn movie magic from real Disney animators who will be on hand teaching guests how to draw a character from the film.
  • PICTURE THIS – Guests can put themselves in the movie at Kodak photo locations. Kodak photographers will capture guests’ images and place them in a scene from the movie.
  • INSIDER’S GLIMPSE -- Burbank guests will also have the rare opportunity to tour the Studio lot.

Several shows will be presented daily on both coasts from Nov. 25-Dec. 13; show times are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a 9:30 p.m. show available select dates. Tickets go on sale at midnight Sept. 8, featuring three options for Disney fans wishing to experience “The Princess and The Frog” and The Ultimate Disney Experience in New York or Los Angeles. Group general admission tickets (for groups of 20 or more) are $20 each, general admission tickets are $30 each, and royal seating (a reserved seat, “The Princess and The Frog” Mardi Gras beads and an exclusive limited-edition collectible lithograph from “The Princess and The Frog”) is $50 per ticket. Guests can call 1-800-DISNEY6 or log onto www.princessandfrogtickets.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman.

The film opens nationwide on Dec. 11, 2009.

Source: Walt Disney Studios



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