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A Disney Centennial

A Disney Centennial

12 Films on Screen


After a brief stint as an animator in Kansas City in the early 1920s, Walt Disney moved to Hollywood to found Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in October of 1923 with his brother, Roy. Beginning as a small animation studio, the company was creating iconic characters and films within a decade and has grown to one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. To celebrate this anniversary, we’ll be sprinkling Disney films into the program throughout the year, beginning with a screening on Saturday, January 7 of Beauty and the Beast, which is also a part of a three-film series exploring the legend in very different forms. Keep checking back to see what new films have been added to the series!


Dates and Titles:

January 7: Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991)

February 15: Walt Disney Silent Shorts Program (1923–1928)

Events in this Series

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Silent Shorts Program

Dryden Theatre

A Disney Centennial As a young animator, Walt Disney started making short films for his own company and then for Universal. His “Alice” series featured a combination of animation and live-action with a human Alice interacting with her animated cat, Julius, and having adventures.

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