In celebration of the release of its 50th animation feature film, Disney is showing all fifty films in the same London location.

Tangled will be screened at NFT1, BFI Southbank in 3D on the day of the film’s UK premiere, 16th January 2011, 4.15pm. This will be followed by a special on-stage Q&A with the film’s directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. The remaining forty nine animated Disney films will then be shown chronologically at BFI Southbank every weekend for the rest of the year starting with Disney’s first animation feature, and the first-ever animation feature in technicolour, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

The blurb for the 2011 feature, Tangled, is as follows:

Tangled is an action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about the girl behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Stolen from her parents’ castle as a baby, Rapunzel is locked in a hidden tower longing for adventure. Now an imaginative and determined teenager, she takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit named Flynn Rider. With the secret of her heritage hanging in the balance and her captor in pursuit, Rapunzel and her cohort find adventure, heart, humour, and hair… lots of hair. With music by Alan Menken, this comedic re-imagining of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale comes to UK theatres in Disney Digital 3D™ on January 28th 2011.

Further cinematic milestones due to show at BFI Southbank include; Fantasia (1940), the first major motion picture in stereophonic sound, Lady and the Tramp (1955), the first animated feature in CinemaScope, The Rescuers Down Under (1990), the first feature film to be shot using a 100% digital process; Beauty and the Beast (1991), the first animated feature to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; The Lion King (1994), the highest grossing traditionally-animated film of all time; and Pocahontas (1995), the largest-ever film premiere event with over 100,000 viewers.

The Disney 50:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
Pinocchio 1940
Fantasia 1940
Dumbo 1941
Bambi 1942
Saludos Amigos 1942
The Three Caballeros 1944
Make Mine Music, 1946
Fun and Fancy Free 1947
Melody Time 1948
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949
Cinderella 1950
Alice in Wonderland 1951
Peter Pan 1953
Lady and the Tramp 1955
Sleeping Beauty 1959
One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961
The Sword in the Stone 1963
The Jungle Book 1967
The Aristocats 1970
Robin Hood 1973
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977
The Rescuers 1977
The Fox and the Hound 1981
The Black Cauldron 1985
The Great Mouse Detective 1986
Oliver & Company 1988
The Little Mermaid 1989
The Rescuers Down Under 1990
Beauty and the Beast 1991
Aladdin 1992
The Lion King 1994
Pocahontas 1995
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996
Hercules 1997
Mulan 1998
Tarzan 1999
Fantasia 2000 1999
Dinosaur 2000
The Emperor’s New Groove 2000
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001
Lilo & Stitch 2002
Treasure Planet 2002
Brother Bear 2003
Home on the Range 2004
Chicken Little 2005
Meet the Robinsons 2007
Bolt 2008
The Princess and the Frog 2009
Tangled 2010
Source: The Global Herald