Free film screening in Avon |

Free film screening in Avon

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

AVON, Colorado –From 1984 to 1994, a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. The public is invited to attend a free screening of the documentary film “Waking Sleeping Beauty” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Avon Public Library.

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn’t care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. “Waking Sleeping Beauty” is no fairy tale. It’s the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits – “Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” and more – over a 10-year period.

Now Showing @ EVLD offers free film screenings throughout the year. For a complete schedule of upcoming films, visit the Eagle Valley Library District’s website at All film screenings are free and open to the public. Films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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