Iconic actor Adam West, who made a name for himself playing Batman on TV in the ’60s and now voices the role of Mayor Adam West on Fox’s Family Guy, will be on hand to help Disney kick off its latest animated feature in Hollywood. The the voice of Uncle Art in Meet the Robinsons will make a live appearance at the El Capitan Theatre for the Thursday, March 29 midnight showing in Disney Digital 3-D.
Directed by Stephen Anderson, Meet the Robinsons follows the adventures of Lewis, a boy-genius with a love of gizmos and gadgets, and an undying hope of finding the family he never knew. However, he gets more than he bargained for when he encounters a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson and takes a trip into the future, discovering a series of secrets about his own limitless potential along the way. In addition to West, the voice cast includes Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Ethan Sandler and Tom Kenny, among others. The film was produced by Dorothy McKim.
Meet the Robinsons is scheduled to run at the El Capitan Theatre from March 30 through May 19, with an exclusive animation exhibit providing unique insights into the making of the comedy-adventure. The program will also include, in its first big-screen appearance in 54 years, the classic 1953 Disney 3-D short Working for Peanuts, starring Donald Duck and Chip and Dale. Guests who make a reservation in time will have a chance to have breakfast with Chip and Dale at a special character breakfast at Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store proceeding the 10 a.m. showing. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at the El Capitan Theatre box office or online at www.elcapitantickets.com.
Read all about the making of the movie in next month’s issue of Animation Magazine, available at a Barnes and Noble strore near you.