At the end of April, Cinefamily and Animation Breakdown proudly presented three uber-super-duper rare 35mm screenings of 1983’s long lost, animated would-be cult classic Twice Upon A Time. One of the most visually unique animated features we’ve ever seen, it’s one we’d been attempting to screen for years — so we were incredibly excited when, with the help of our friend Phil Lord (director of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street), we not only finally scored a 35mm print but were joined by co-writer and director John Korty for its opening night. Korty brought with him a wealth of fascinating info on the process of creating the film, as well as a written statement (previously posted here) meant to set the record straight on 30 years of confusion about its dual versions (one PG, one PG-13) and the storied past that ensured its fate as “the coolest animated film you’ve probably never seen.”
In both his statement and the Q&A, Korty urged the packed house of longtime fans and brand-new converts to send Warner Brothers the message that they’d like to see Twice Upon A Time finally get the DVD release it deserves. And that’s just what we’ve done!
You can now sign our petition here to send WB the message that folks like you want to see that this neglected milestone of animation history gets its dues. Please sign, share and spread the word. And if you’ve never seen the film but we’ve piqued your interest, trust us. This might be the only way you’ll get a chance — so sign away!
Click below for rare pics and the full transcript and video of our Q&A with John Korty!
A Q&A with Twice Upon A Time Co-Writer & Director, John Korty 4/26/13, moderated by Phil Lord and Animation Breakdown’s Alex McDonald