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Don Hahn & Peter Schneider to host Q & A sessions this coming weekend during NY and LA screenings of “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

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Don Hahn & Peter Schneider to host Q & A sessions this coming weekend during NY and LA screenings of “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

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For the past few months, JHM has been talking upWaking Sleeping Beauty,” that terrific new documentary about the Second Golden Age of Disney Feature Animation. Well, this film goes into limited release this Friday in New York, LA, Chicago and San Francisco.

Waking Sleeping Beauty and the Cal Arts class
The 1975 graduating class of Cal Arts included future stars of the animation industry
John Lasseter, Brad Bird and John Musker.  Copyright 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

And if you haven’t yet made up your mind whether or not to check out “Waking Sleeping Beauty,”maybe this webisode (which the filmmakers were kind enough to share with JHM) will help seal the deal.


Still not convinced? Well, what if I were to tell you that – if you live in New York or LA – that this coming weekend, you’d have the chance to attend an extra special screening of “Waking Sleeping Beauty” where the filmmakers would be on hand afterward to answer your questions?

Waking Sleeping Beauty's Don Hahn and Peter Schneider
An editing session with director Don Hahn (L) and producer Peter Schneider (R)
of "Waking Sleeping Beauty." Copyright 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

As for the Los Angeles area screenings, “Waking Sleeping Beauty” director Don Hahn will be at the AMC Century City on Friday, March 26th. Where he’ll be fielding questions after the 7:45 p.m. screening.

Jeffrey Katzenberg carichature
A caricature of then-Disney Studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg
Copyright 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Then on Saturday, March 27th, Don will be setting up shop in at the AMC Burbank 16 (which is located at 125 East Palm). Where Mr. Hahn will be happy to answer queries from the audience after the 12:10 p.m. screening of “Waking Sleeping Beauty” as well as the 7:55 p.m. screening.

Waking Sleepig Beauty poster
Copyright 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Meanwhile on the East Coast, “Waking Sleeping Beauty” producer Peter Schneider will be spending much of the coming weekend at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. On Friday, March 26th, Peter will be holding Q & As after both the 5 p.m.  & the 7:15 p.m. screenings of this new documentary.

Then – on Saturday, March 27th – Mr. Schneider will answer questions from the audience at the 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. screenings. Then – on Sunday, March 28th – Peter will be on hand after the 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. screenings of “Waking Sleeping Beauty.”

Waking Sleeping Beauty
Peter Schneider, Roy Disney & Jeffrey Katzenberg on a story retreat in the early
1990s. Copyright 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Let me tell you folks that it’s rarer-than-rare to get the opportunity to talk with filmmakers like Don Hahn & Peter Schneider. Two men who played crucial roles in the creation of such Disney hand-drawn hits as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” So if you have questions that you’ve always wanted to ask about that great string of animated features the Mouse Factory churned out from the late 1980s through the mid-1990s … Then you really owe it to yourself to attend one of this weekend’s extra-special screenings of “Waking Sleeping Beauty” in NY and LA.

For further information on this award-winning documentary, please click on this link.

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