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June Foray to Celebrate 96th Birthday with 'Phantom Tollbooth' Appearance

Legendary voice actress June Foray celebrates her 96th birthday at a special screening of the Chuck Jones feature, The Phantom Tollbooth, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, September 21.


Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who, Witch Hazel and Natasha Fatale: all these characters were voiced by one remarkable artist, June Foray. Now, in celebration of her 96th birthday, Foray will make a rare appearance at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for a screening of the classic 1970 live-action and animated film, The Phantom Tollbooth.

The event will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Foray will discuss her work after the film and then enjoy a slice of birthday cake in the lobby of the Hollywood Egyptian Theater at the conclusion of this very special event.

Inspired by the classic children's adventure novel written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer, Chuck Jones’s cinematic adaptation follows Milo (Butch Patrick), a bored city kid who receives a gift of a miniature tollbooth. Passing through it, he's immediately transported into a psychedelic animated universe. Alongside Mel Blanc and Daws Butler, Foray voices several of the film's animated characters, just one star turn in a career that included classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cinderella and Mulan.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Saturday, September 21, 2013 – 1:00 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd. at N. Las Palmas Avenue Hollywood, CA 90028 323-466-3456

Tickets to the screening and event are available for $11.

Source: American Cinematheque

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