Article from La Cañada Valley Sun - April 13, 2006
El Capitan Theatre Goes Wild for Spring Break

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will present the wildest show in town from April 14 through May 11 as part of its special "Spring Break" engagement of Walt Disney Pictures' new computer-animated feature, "The Wild."

In addition to the film, live on stage before each show, moviegoers will have a chance to meet a colorful cast of exotic birds from around the world accompanied by their keepers from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

"The Wild" follows an odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo who discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. An impressive vocal ensemble featuring Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Cipes, William Shatner and Eddie Izzard, and Richard Kind lend their talents to the film's animal characters.

"The Wild" is directed by Steve "Spaz" Williams, an Oscar-nominated visual effects veteran ("The Mask"), who helped to pioneer CGI character animation through his work at ILM on such films as "The Abyss," "Jurassic Park," and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." He also directed the popular series of Blockbuster commercials featuring the computer-animated characters Carl the rabbit and Ray the guinea pig. "The Wild" was produced by Clint Goldman, the animation and visual effects producer on "The Mask," and a producer on the 1997 feature, "Spawn," as well as the Blockbuster commercials, and industry veteran Beau Flynn.

In addition to the film, live on stage before each show, moviegoers will have a chance to meet a colorful cast of exotic birds from around the world accompanied by their keepers from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.