celebrate the upcoming 2-disc "Platinum Edition" DVD
of Walt Disney's "101 Dalmatians," a special
screening was held at El Capitan Theatre in
Hollywood on January 18, 2008.
Film historian, critic and television personality,
Leonard Maltin, was the evening's host.
On hand at the screening were Alice Davis, who
designed many of the costumes for the Pirates of the
Caribbean and It's A Small World attractions. Her
husband was the late, great Marc Davis, who animated
Cruella De Vil. Also at the screening were
Blaine Gibson, an animator and sculptor of Walt
Disney and Mickey Mouse "Partners" at Disneyland,
CA; Lisa Davis (voice talent of Anita), and animator
Eric Goldberg ("How To Hook Up Your Home Theater").
The film is just as enjoyable as it always has been.
The simple but effective storyline and excellent
characterizations make "Dalmatians" a true Disney
classic. Screening with the film is the new Goofy
short, "How To Hook Up Your Home Theater." This was
animated with as much comedic timing that made some
of the original Goofy cartoon shorts so funny. With
an audience, this one's a riot, especially if you've
dealt with trying to hook up a home theater system.
"101 Dalmatians" hits stores on March 8.