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Academy to Screen 'The Thief and the Cobbler'

The Academy presents rare screening of Richard Williams’s The Thief and the Cobbler.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates animator Richard Williams with the first public screening of the original version of his film The Thief and the Cobbler on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Williams, who has worked on the now -egendary feature throughout the past 25 years, will be on hand to introduce the newly reconstructed original workprint from 1992.

The film will be accompanied by Williams’s 1972 Oscar-winning animated short A Christmas Carol, which he adapted from the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. In conjunction with the screenings, the Academy’s ongoing public exhibition “Richard Williams: Master of Animation,” which includes film clips, iPad presentations, photos and original artwork, will be open for extended viewing hours in the Grand Lobby Gallery.

Tickets are on sale beginning Monday, December 2:

The Thief and the Cobbler
Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
General admission seating is unreserved.

$5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID. Limit four. For more information about the event, visit

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.