Location: The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Date: December 11 at 5pm
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Description: The American Cinematheque presents a tribute to director-animator Glen Keane, screeening the 1989 animated classic from Walt Disney Pictures. The 83 minute film, directed by Ron Clements andJohn Musker, follows a headstrong young mermaid named Ariel (beautifully designed by Keane), who can't contain her interest in the mortal world above the waves, or her boredom with her everyday life under the sea. Entering into a risky bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch (who rivals SLEEPING BEAUTY's Maleficent as the ultimate female Disney villain), Ariel trades her lovely voice for a pair of legs in the hopes of nabbing her land-bound love, Prince Eric. With original score by Alan Menken including the classic songs "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Poor Unfortunate Souls." [35mm]
Following the flm, animation historian/critic Charles Solomon (Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast; The Art of Toy Story 3) will lead Keane in a discussion of his career accompanied by a visual tribute to his 35 years of creativity and artistic milestones.