BIFF Presents The Buffalo Film Festival - 2009 Spring Charity Spectacular in Collaboration with Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Walt Disney Company
Mickey Mouse Movie Masterpieces A Festival of Real Motion Picture Film on the Gigantic Shea's Screen! (If you've only seen them on DVD, you've never seen them at all!)
Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! A Celebration of Walt Disney and the Creators of Mickey Mouse in honor of Mickey's 80th Birthday, 1928-2008 A world-wide exclusive event in Buffalo, NY, United States of America
The Hand Behind the Mouse: 10:30AM
The Mickey Mouse Story: His Life in Animation. 2:30PM
Walt Disney's Fantasia: The 1940 Masterpiece on the Giant Screen. 6:30PM
Saturday, April 4, 2009
A Dozen Rare Disney Films in Original 35mm Archive Prints are coming exclusively to Buffalo, New York, USA. From 10:30 in the morning until 9:30 at night:
11 hours of total Joy and Laughter .
It's a once-in-a-lifetime Disney Festival... and the only place in the whole world to see it ...don't miss it!
a charity benefit performance
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The Program: Hour by Hour
10:30 AM - The Hand Behind the Mouse: Ub Iwerks Story
The Hand Behind the Mouse a tribute to Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney
Produced, Written and Directed by Leslie Iwerks
35mm Print. Dolby Sound
This wonderful feature-length Documentary tells the whole story of the creation of Mickey Mouse in 1928.
Plus: The Skeleton Dance (1928) The first Disney SIlly Symphony (animated by Ub Iwerks) and Jack Frost (1934) Cinecolor fantasy Directed and Animated by Ub Iwerks
Live, In-Person: Mike Iwerks, Ub Iwerk's Great-Grandson.
Tickets: All Tickets are $5.00
The Skeleton Dance
August 29, 1929 Directed by Walt Disney Animated by Ub Iwerks and others
Disney Studio Archive Print
Mickey's Birthday Party - 10 Fabuluous Mickey Mouse Cartoons
The Story of Mickey Mouse: His Life in Animation, 1928-2008 as you've never seen it before:
10 Fabulous, Full-Length Mickey Mouse Cartoons plus: Alice in Cartoonland and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
Real 35mm Motion Picture Prints on the Giant Screen in Glorious Black and White and Fabulous Technicolor
Courtesy of the Walt Disney Archive
Mickey's Birthday Party A Celebration of Walt Disney in honor of the first Mickey Mouse Cartoon released November 18, 1928
Program includes 35mm Studio Archive Prints of
ALICE'S WILD WEST SHOW (1924) with Live Wurlitzer Organ!
OSWALD THE RABBIT: ALL WET (1927) with Live Wurlitzer Organ!
PLANE CRAZY (1928) – The First Mickey Cartoon animated almost single-handed by Ub Iwerks, but not released until after Steamboat Willie.
GALLOPIN' GAUCHO (1928), the 2ndMickey cartoon (also released after Steamboat Willie).
STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928) The first Sound Cartoon featuring Mickey and his public debut.
MICKEY'S GALA PREMIER (1933)
THE BAND CONCERT (1935) – The First Technicolor Mickey
BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR (1938) -- Mickey's New Look!
THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE (1940) from Fantasia
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1931)
Introduced by J.B. Kaufman, Disney Family Historian and Edward Summer, Mickey Mouse Screenwriter
Unseen in any theater since 1990, Walt Disney's Fantasia
This 35mm Archival Print from the Walt Disney Studios Vault is the Original, 1940, uncut Roadshow Version with full narration by Deems Taylor and all sequences just as it Premiered at the Erlanger Theater in Buffalo, NY in 1940
Introduced by J.B.Kaufman, Disney Family Historian and Edward Summer, Mickey Mouse Screenwriter
6:30 PM Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940)
80th Birthday Tribute to Mickey!
All Disney Images and Characters TM (R) (c) The Walt Disney Company, All Rights Reserved
Mickey's Birthday Photo Gallery
Remember these names...
and, of course, Walter Elias Disney.
Sponsors, Co-Sponsors and Supporters
Shea's Buffalo Map Directions
Own these Fantasia Posters Now!
10:30 AM - The Hand Behind The Mouse The Story of Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney
2:30 PM - Mickey's Birthday Celebration: 10 Rare, Original Mickey Mouse Cartoons and more!
6:30 PM - Walt Disney's Fantasia The uncut, 1940 Roadshow version