Movie showing benefits Toys for Tots

On Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m., kids of all ages and their families are invited to attend a special matinee of the popular Disney•Pixar animated feature “The Incredibles” at the Sebastiani Theatre located on the Plaza.

The only admission price will be a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots toy drive in the Sonoma Valley. Since Toys for Tots is the official charity of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, Marines in dress blues will collect the toys at the door. Santa Claus is scheduled to make a guest appearance following the movie.

Sonoma’s John Lasseter is the chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and was the executive producer for “The Incredibles” which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This will be the fifth year in a row in which he has generously provided a special screening of one of Disney•Pixar’s films at the Sebastiani Theatre in support of the Toys for Tots campaign.

Over the past four years, this event has featured the Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 2,” “Cars,” “Cars 2” and “Brave.” Each year this event has ranked as one of the top venues to collect toys for the Toys for Tots campaign in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Coincidentally, in 1948 Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots train logo, which is still used today.Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster used to promote the nationwide program.

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