June 3, 2001 – The Disney Animated Feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire Premieres at the El Capitan Theatre
“Disney’s newest animated feature…is a monumental treat as well as a crafty assemblage of mythologies.”
On June 3, 2001, the 41st Disney animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, a week and a half before its general release across the United States. Special guests at the premiere featured members of the cast and crew, including Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, David Odgen Stiers, producer Don Hahn, and directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale. Other guests included Melissa Joan Hart, Diane Keaton, and Sean Astin. The red carpet began at 1pm, with the screening beginning at 2pm.