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London's Christmas Carol18 Sep 2009
By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was in NYC this week to announce that in honour of the film "Disney's A Christmas Carol", London will host a huge Dickensian Christmas celebration, from November 3 until January 5.
Boris revealed that the world famous Christmas Lights on Regent Street and Oxford Street will, for the first time in history, not only be switched on simultaneously, but will share the same theme - "Disney's A Christmas Carol". At the same time, the City of London will join in the celebrations within the West End.
The World Premiere of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" will then take place at three of London's leading cinemas in Leicester Square creating the UK's biggest ever 3D screening, where the stars of the film Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins and Academy AwardŽ-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis will come together to greet guests and media from around the world. Tickets will be available for the public to take part in the world premiere which is in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
Boris Johnson: We want to bring to life the magic of Dickens' enduring, much loved classic. With Disney's dazzling lights, plus events in the West End and the City, it's going to be one of the biggest festive celebrations the capital has ever seen. Hosting the world premiere of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" will kick things off in magnificent style. With the city as its star, fantastic British actors in the cast - and of course Charles Dickens words - where else could it be?
Dick Cook, Chairman, Walt Disney Studios: In the spirit of Charles Dickens himself, there really can be no better place in the world than London to celebrate A Christmas Carol. We are delighted that "Disney's A Christmas Carol" will literally light up London with this spectacular holiday event. We are proud to launch the world premiere of Robert Zemeckis' groundbreaking 3D motion picture against the backdrop of these festive illuminations.
For more information on London's Christmas Carol visit LondonChristmasCarol.com.
Tickets to the World Premiere is on sale here.
"Disney's A Christmas Carol" will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, UK in cinemas across the UK November 6, 2009.
-- Source: Walt Disney Pictures. With thanks to Priya B. Click to comment this article.
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