Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Thief and the Cobbler + Richard Williams in Conversation at BFI Southbank on 1 June

On Sunday 1 June, BFI Southbank hosts the UK premiere of Richard Williams' rarely-seen 1992 edit of The Thief and the Cobbler, in the company of its Oscar-winning creator.

Made over a staggering 25 year period and inspired by Middle Eastern folk tales and Persian miniatures, The Thief and the Cobbler has become a legend in its own right for fans of both animation and the career of Vincent Price, who supplied the voice of the film's villain, ZigZag.

It was unreleased in the UK, but released in two separate versions in the US – The Princess and the Cobbler in 1993 and Arabian Knight in 1995. Neither version was sanctioned by its director and animator at the time. The original 1992 version will screen from a new digital print.

Tickets go on sale on 13 May at 11:30am (click here for more details)

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