STAR BILL CAMPBELL, ACCLAIMED MAKEUP ARTIST RICK BAKER, SCREENWRITERS DANNY BILSON & PAUL DE MEO AND MORE JOIN NOTED FILM DIRECTOR & PRODUCER KEVIN SMITH FOR D23’S THE ROCKETEER 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC EL CAPITAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD JUNE 21, 2011
Members of Disney's official fan club may purchase advance tickets now!
Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, May 23, 2011.
BURBANK, CA, May 19, 2011 – In 1991 when The Rocketeer hit theaters, actor Bill
Campbell effortlessly won fans over with his sincere portrayal of the heroic Cliff Secord. In honor of
the 20th anniversary of this Disney film favorite, Campbell will participate in a panel discussion hosted
by writer/producer/director — and self-proclaimed Rocketeer fan — Kevin Smith. The panel will occur
immediately before an exclusive screening of the film on June 21, 2011 at the legendary El Capitan
Theatre, where the film premiered two decades ago, transporting audiences to a golden age of thrills,
glamour and, of course, sleek jet packs. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club have an
opportunity to secure tickets for themselves before seats are sold to the general public. In addition to
the rocket man himself, the panel will also feature Academy Award®-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (whose other work for Disney includes Enchanted and Captain EO) the two screenwriters responsible for the acclaimed film, Danny Bilson (GoldenEye: Rogue Agent) and Paul De Meo (James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing), and as a special treat, renowned illustrator William Stout (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Muppet Wizard of Oz) will be on hand, representing his friend Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer comics.* Other talent will be announced in the coming weeks.
Following the movie, guests are invited to tour the Hollywood Museum — located in the nearby historic
Max props and costumes from The Rocketeer, curated exclusively for this event by the Walt Disney Archives.
The Rocketeer follows the adventures of stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) who discovers a stolen
rocket pack and sets off on a series of heroic (and sometimes hilarious) adventures that attract the
attention girlfriend Jenny (Oscar® winner Jennifer Connolly). Directed by Joe Johnston, the film also stars Terry O’Quinn.
Tickets are currently available for D23 Members who have the advantage of being able to reserve their
own seats. The general public will be able to purchase remaining General Admission tickets on May 23.
Event ticket cost is $50 per person.
D23 Members and their guests will receive a special commemorative Rocketeer gift. All attendees are
invited to attend the special Rocketeer exhibit following the film, where there will also be exclusive,
limited-edition Rocketeer collectibles available for purchase from D23 and event co-sponsor, Creature