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The Academy Presents Rare Screening Of Richard Williams's "The Thief And The Cobbler"

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates animator Richard Williams with the first public screening of the original version of his film “The Thief and the Cobbler” on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Williams, who worked on the now legendary feature for  25 years, will be on hand to introduce the newly reconstructed original workprint from 1992.

The film will be accompanied by Williams’s 1972 Oscar®-winning animated short “A Christmas Carol,” which he adapted from the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. In conjunction with the screenings, the Academy’s ongoing public exhibition “Richard Williams: Master of Animation,” which includes film clips, iPad presentations, photos and original artwork, will be open for extended viewing hours in the Grand Lobby Gallery.

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