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Film festival to screen classic Disney animations

TEN classic Disney animated movies will be shown at the coming 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, to be held from June 17 to 26.

The movies are "Steamboat Willie" (1928), "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) and "Winnie the Pooh" (2011).

The movies display the artistic achievements of the Walt Disney Animation Studios over the passing decades. Most of the 10 movies haven't been shown in the Chinese mainland before.

"Steamboat Willie," with a length of 7.42 minutes, is the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound and it also introduced popular cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and his girlfriend Minnie to the world. The short film will be shown ahead of any of the other nine movies. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is the first animated feature film in the world. All of the 10 films represent artistic and technical progress of Disney.


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