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Roy Disney at True-Life DVD Release Celebration Tonight

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at 7:30 pm, the American Cinematheque will be hosting a screening of Walt Disney's TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES films in celebration of the DVD release. The TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES -- a series of 13 groundbreaking film shorts and short features released between 1948-1960 that captured the wonder of animals and nature and won eight Academy Awards -- epitomize the magic of Walt Disney. In classics such as SEAL ISLAND, THE LIVING DESERT, THE VANISHING PRAIRIE and WHITE WILDERNESS, Walt blended his unique sense of innovation with creativity and technology to put together films that brought fascinating insights into the world of wild animals as well as attention to the importance of conserving our outdoor heritage.

The acclaimed series made its long-awaited DVD debut from Walt Disney Home Ent. on Dec. 5. This program will consist of highlights from some of the most famous and popular entries.

Roy Disney will be part of a discussion following the screening with Bruce Reitherman, Emmy-Award winning producer/writer/director/ cinematographer, and Paul Kenworthy, who filmed much of THE LIVING DESERT and THE VANISHING PRAIRIE. Moderating the panel will be John Canemaker.

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