Every Picture Tells a Story…One-Night-Only Gallery Event Celebrating Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition Blu-ray(TM) and DVD

March 3, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rare Showing of Original Pinocchio Art and New ‘Disney View’ Panels Painted for the Blu-ray Widescreen Format by Animation Artist Toby Bluth

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHO:     Toby Bluth, Disney animation artist

    WHAT:    See rare original Pinocchio artwork from the Disney Animation
             Research Library in a gallery setting in honor of the March
             10th Blu-ray and DVD release of Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary
             Platinum Edition.  This live glimpse of the timeless art is
             a one-night-only occasion because of the delicate condition
             of the artwork.  The original art housed and protected in the
             Animation Research Library which is not open to the public,
             is rarely available for public viewing.

             Be the first to see a display of the newly created 'Disney
             View' panels featured on the Pinocchio Blu-ray and meet panel
             artist Toby Bluth.

             Pinocchio, Walt Disney's second animated feature, debuted 70
             years ago with vibrant hand drawn animation, universally
             loved music like the Academy Award(R) winning original song
             "When You Wish Upon a Star," and a touching story that made
             it an instant classic. Introducing audiences to the magical
             favorites of Pinocchio, Geppetto the puppet maker and the Blue
             Fairy, Pinocchio also marks the screen debut of a character
             who became one of Disney's signatures: the fast-talking,
             wisecracking Jiminy Cricket.

             Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition will be released
             on Blu-ray and DVD March 10, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios
             Home Entertainment.

    WHEN:    Wednesday, March 4, 2009   WHERE: Every Picture Tells a Story...
             6:00PM-9:00PM                     1311-C Montana Ave
             YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED -        Santa Monica, CA 90403
                          ADVANCE CREDENTIALS REQUIRED

SOURCE Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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