Top 10 Disney Cartoons Screened in Film Panorama of Shanghai International Film Festival
Today the Organizing Committee of the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival and Walter Disney Pictures, Inc. unveiled the special section of“Disney Classics” in Film Panorama.Ten animated masterpieces from Disney, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Lion King, are to be screened in Shanghai, recalling invaluable childhood memories of countless Chinese fans.
The 20th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 17th to 26th, 2017, attracting celebrities and professionals from global film industry with a plentitude of splendid films to Shanghai. As a key section in Film Panorama of the festival, “Disney Classics” features nine highly-acclaimed cartoons produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Fantasia/2000 (1999) and Winnie the Pooh (2011).
Walt Disney Animation Studios is the prototype of Walter Disney Pictures, Inc. as well as one of the most important Disney symbols. Along with some relatively recent animated blockbusters such as Zootopia and Frozen, the studio used to produce a plethora of successful cartoons, exemplary of which are the ten featuring this year’s “Disney Classics”
As the first cartoon to feature fully synchronized sound as well as cinematic debut of Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie represents a groundbreaking moment in global film history. As a special appetizer for Chinese fans, this 7-min-42-sec animated short film will prelude all screenings in “Disney Classics” section. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first animated feature film as well as the first Oscar-winning cartoon, claiming a remarkable place in the pantheon of global animated films.
Well known as a heartwarming life story narrated through exquisite animation art, Bambi has been selected for preservation in AFI Catalog of Feature Films and the Library of U.S. Congress' National Film Registry.
Beauty and the Beast is the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and returns to spotlight in a recent live action remake, breaking a number of records in animated films.
Widely considered as the pinnacle during the period of Disney Renaissance of traditional 2D animation, The Lion King leaves a truly memorable impression on global audience at the turn of the century.
As the sequel to Fantasia (1940) and the first animated films shown in IMAX theatres, Fantasia 2000 also consists of animated segments set to pieces of classical music, leading the audience to an extraordinary journey of dream and imagination. The rest featuring in “Disney Classics”- Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh - are all perfect combinations of ingenious animation techniques and impressive storytelling skills. Among these films, Dumbo, Bambi, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Fantasia 2000 and Winnie the Pooh have never been screened to the public in China. “Disney Classics” are a unique opportunity for Chinese fans to watch these animated masterpieces again and enjoy wonderful Disney world on screen.