Walt & El Grupo trailer is now on apple.com/trailers!

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[8-03-09]

New January 2010 Bookings:

Walt & El Grupo will begin the new year at theaters in Normal, Illinois and Cleveland, Ohio.  Columbus, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri follow.  More information on the “Theaters” page. 


Write to us for information about how to book the film at “Contact”.

[10-21-09]

Thank You Walt Disney:

“Thank You Walt Disney”, the nonprofit organization that is restoring the original Laugh-O-Gram studio in kansas City, is hosting the Walt & El Grupo screening on January 15, 2010 at the Screenland Theatres.  Author and historian JB Kaufman (who appears in W&EG) will be the featured guest. More information at http://www.thankyouwaltdisney.org/ and on the “Theaters” page. 


Write to us for information about how to book the film in your community at “Contact”.

[01-07-10]

A Special Night in Tempe

Walt & El Grupo is screening at the MADCAP Theaters in Tempe, Arizona on February 4, 5, and 6th.  JB Kaufman will be at the Saturday (2/6) screenings as a featured guest and to sign his book, “South of the Border With Disney”, paralleling the story of Walt & El Grupo and detailing the entire Good Neighbor program at the Disney Studio.  More information on the MADCAP Theaters website, and on the “Theaters” page.


[02-01-10]

W&EG chosen for gala closer:

Walt & El Grupo has been selected as the closing night film of the 3rd San Joaquin International Film Festival, and will screen on February 26 at the historic State Theater in Modesto, California.  Earlier that day, Ted and Kuniko will be at a special luncheon at the the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Ted’s alma mater.  The festival runs February 19 - 27 in Stockton and Modesto, and the link to the website is on the “Theaters” page.


[01-20-10]

Date announced for UWM Latin American Film Series:

Walt & El Grupo will screen on Wednesday April 21 as part of the 32nd Latin American Film Series at the the U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  The link to the website is on the “Theaters” page.


[04-01-10]

Date announced for Starz Film Center, Denver:

Walt & El Grupo will screen April 16 - 18 at the Starz Film Center in Denver, Colorado.  The link to the website is on the “Theaters” page.


[04-05-10]

May 23 Documentors Webinar:

On May 23, director Ted Thomas will take part in a webinar on music for documentary films.  He and composer Jim Stemple will discuss their collaboration on the score for Walt & El Grupo.  More information at: http://www.documentaryhowto.com/doc-music-symposium


[05-19-10]

May 23 - 25 Los Chaza in Tucuman, Argentina:

May 23 - 25, the folcloric group Los Chaza is giving a series of concerts in Tucuman, part of a commemoration of Don Andrés Chazarreta’s passing fifty years ago.  Chazarreta, considered the patriarch of the Argentine folcloric movement, was the one whose troupe demonstrated gaucho dances and music for the Disney group during their 1941 stay in Buenos Aires.  Two of the members of Los Chaza are his great grandchildren.  More information at the band’s website: 

http://www.loschaza.com.ar/


[05-24-10]

Los Angeles - W&EG at the New Beverly in August:

Walt & El Grupo will screen August 8 - 9 at the New Beverly Cinema on a double bill with Three Caballeros  The link to the website is on the “Theaters” page.


[06-23-10]

DVD Release Date Announced:

Walt & El Grupo will have its North American DVD release on November 30, 2010.  Pre-ordering now available at Amazon.com. and at Disney.go.com


[07-09-10]

September 23 at MICA:

Walt & El Grupo will screen at MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art, on September 23.  Ted and Kuniko will be in attendance to present the film and a discussion with the animation program students and faculty.  The link to the MICA website is on the “Theaters” page.


[05-07-10]

Opening Night film at the SPARK Animation Film Festival:

Walt & El Grupo will have its Canadian premiere on September 08, 2010, at the SPARK Animation Fillm Festival in Vancouver, BC.  The link to their Facebook page is on the “Theaters” page.  Ted will be there to present.


[08-19-10]

VOD Window starts August 25:

Walt & El Grupo will start a special VOD window on August 25 -- Amazon.com is the first outlet.  Others to follow.  Here’s the link for Amazon


[08-24-10]

Santa Ana Film Festival September 18:

Walt & El Grupo will screen on September 18 at the Santa Ana Film Festival’s “OC Film Fiesta” (Orange County for folks outside southern California.) The link to the website is on the “Theaters” page. 

[09-01-10]

Argentine Premiere, October 28:

Walt & El Grupo will screen on October 28, 2010, at MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art) in Buenos Aires.  This is the same museum that recently discovered and restored the complete version of Metropolis.  The screening is part of a month-long program that includes titles like Man of Aran, Triumph of the Will, Primary, Dead Birds, Let There Be Light, and Harlan County USA. The link to the website is on the “Theaters” page. 

[10-08-10]

DVD celebrated on VOA:

The WALT & EL GRUPO DVD is now out!  Rosanne Skirble of Voice of America interviewed Ted when the film was presented at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her print, video, and audio reports are playing on the VOA website 

[12-08-10]

USC Center on Public Diplomacy screening:

7 PM February 8, 2011, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the USC School of Cinematic Arts will present a screening of Walt & El Grupo on campus at the Ray Stark Family Theatre.  Post-screening, director Ted Thomas and producer Kuniko Okubo will participate in a conversation led by Dr. Nicholas Cull.  More information on the “Theaters” page and [here]

[01-06-11]

Trinity College screening:

7 PM March 16, 2011, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut will present a screening of Walt & El Grupo as part of a Latin American and Iberian Film Festival.  On campus at the Jacobs Life Sciences Center Boyer Auditorium.  More information on the “Theaters” page and [here]. 

[03-10-11]

D23 Screening:

August 11, 2012, as part of the D23 celebration at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, there will be a world premiere screening of the full length Director’s Cut of WALT & GRUPO.  This will be the first public screening of the definitive 124 minute version.  More information on the “Theaters” page and [here]. 

[06-28-12]