While they have more experience building animated features, the executives, filmmakers and animators at DisneyToon Studios are picking up hammers and paint brushes to help Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a needy family in Glendale, Calif. The good will work started today and will continue through Friday, May 13, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon.
The DisneyToons crew is working on one of four 1200 square-foot houses on a 112,500 square foot lot on S Pacific Avenue in Glendale. Each two-story house will have 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, as well as a 1.5 KW Solar electric system on the roof.
The homes will be constructed largely with donated materials and will be sold to qualified low-income families. The families have been selected and each is now working to complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” on the construction sites.
DisneyToon Studios, a division of Walt Disney Pictures and Television, recently produced the theatrical release, Pooh’s Hefalump Movie, which arrives on home video on May 24. The studio’s Tarzan II will hit stores on June 14, and Lilo and Stitch Part 2: Stitch Has A Glitch will be released on DVD and VHS on Aug. 30.