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March 6

March 6, 2011 – Mars Needs Moms Has Red Carpet Premiere at El Capitan Theater

On March 6, 2011, the Walt Disney Pictures 3D motion-capture film Mars Needs Moms had its red carpet premiere at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theater. The premiere was attended by the stars of film, including Seth Green and Joan Cusack; also in attendance was Berkeley Breathed, the author of the book upon which the movie was based; Disney Channel stars Mitchel Musso, Jake T. Austin, and Adam Irigoyen; and producer Robert Zemeckis, among others. The film was generally released five days later.


February 9

February 9, 2003 – The Jungle Book 2 Premieres at the El Capitan Theatre


On February 9, 2003, the animated film The Jungle Book 2 had a special premiere at the El Capitan Theatre, the Disney-owned theatre that hosts premieres of Walt Disney Studios films. The film would go on to be released across the country on February 14, 2003. It was the third animated sequel to be released theatrically, following 1990’s The Rescuers Down Under and 2002’s Return to Neverland; like the latter, however, it is not considered a Disney Animated Feature Film. The premiere featured voice actors Haley Joel Osment, John Goodman, Mae Whitman, and Connor Funk, as well as director Steve Trenbirth, producers Chris Chase and Mary Thorne, and a myriad of celebrities, including Melanie Griffith and Marilu Henner.

August 3

August 3, 2000 – A Sing-Along Version of Mary Poppins Premieres at the El Capitan Theatre


“It’s almost impossible to watch Mary Poppins without singing along so we thought we’d create a special version of the film that give fans a chance to really get involved.” – Richard Cook, then Chairman of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group

On August 3, 2000, guests attended a special sing-along screening of the classic Disney live-action film Mary Poppins. The digitally restored print premiere also featured appearances from cast and crew of the original film, including the Sherman Brothers. The special sing-along was limited in showings, as it only had 12 appearances in total between August 3 and September 1. Prizes were also given to those guests that showed up dressed as characters from the film. The sing-along has since been repeated at the El Capitan in limited engagements.