Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres

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    Walt Disney Studios to Host World Premiere of Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” Sunday, November 15, 2009
    Film Screening to be Followed by The Ultimate Disney Experience

    WHAT: Walt Disney Studios opens its gates for this unprecedented WORLD PREMIERE in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Studio theater, right in the heart of the Disney Studio lot. Disney’s latest animated musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG features Disney’s newest princess, as well as a host of memorable characters, including Louis, the jazz-playing alligator, and Ray, the lovesick Cajun firefly. The film will be followed by a special opportunity to take part in The Ultimate Experience, located inside Stage 3 at the Studio and featuring fun for the whole family.

    WHO: From the Film: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Terrence Howard, Jenifer Lewis, Keith David, Peter Barlett, Jim Cummings, Michael-Leon Wooley, directors Ron Clements and John Musker, producer Peter Del Vecho, composer Randy Newman, executive producer John Lasseter.

    Special Guests: Shonda Rhimes, Angela Bassett, Reggie Miller, Courtney Vance (“Flash Forward”), Nicki Micheaux (“Lincoln Heights”), Erica Hubbard (“Lincoln Heights”). From Disney Channel: Debby Ryan, Ryan Newman, Allisyn Arm, Bridgit Mendler, Meaghan Martin, Anna Marie Perez de Tagle, Chelsea Staub, Brenda Song, Nicole Anderson.

    WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009
                                Press Check-in: 12:00 p.m.
                                Red Carpet: 1:00 p.m.
                                Film screening: 2:00 p.m.

                                Walt Disney Studios
                                500 S. Buena Vista Street
                                Burbank, CA 91521

    THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE: The Ultimate Disney Experience is 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 and more. The Experience was created as part of a special engagement which invites guests in Los Angeles and New York to see the film Nov. 25-Dec. 13, 2009, at the Walt Disney Studios Theater in Burbank, and in Clearview’s historic Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC. 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. Rated G, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG opens nationwide Dec. 11, 2009.

      CONTACT: Please email for information on coverage:

      Domestic: Carman Knight: WDS.Events.RSVP@disney.com
      International: Olivier Mouroux: wdsmpi.publicity.rsvp@disney.com
      Online: Andrew Runyon: TWDS.MPM.Digital.Marketing@disney.com
      Photographers: Holly Clark: bvpmphotorsvp@email.disney.com


    Check out Disney.com/PrincessAndTheFrog for more information about the film, or text FROG to DISNEY (347639). Data rates may apply. Press materials are available at www.wdsfilmpr.com.





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