Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack! Anaheim Ducks 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration Week continued Tuesday evening with a screening of the hit live-action Disney movie that originally inspired the hockey team (not to mention two theatrical sequels and an animated TV series) back in the early 90s. The Mighty Ducks Movie Experience saw Southern California fans of the film gathering in Santa Ana’s Yost Theatre for a night of interactive activities, raffles, photo ops, and even some time with the cast of the movie themselves.
First up, guests filed into the historic Orange County theater, where photo displays commemorated the popular film and the Anaheim Ducks mascot Wild Wing was on hand to welcome the enthusiastic audience. There were even several activations carried over from Monday’s Ducks Day at Disney California Adventure.
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Then, about halfway through The Mighty Ducks movie screening, the lights came up in the theater and attendees were treated to an over twenty-minute Q&A with numerous members of the movie’s cast, including Vincent LaRusso (Adam Banks), Elden Henson (Fulton Reed), Garette Henson (Guy Germaine), Marguerite Moreau (Connie), Justin Wong (Ken Wu), Matt Doherty (Lester Averman), Danny Tamberelli (Tommy Duncan), Aaron Schwartz (Dave Karp), Scott Bryan (Cardinal #1), Aaron Lohr (Dean Portman) and more, plus the film’s writer, director, and producer.
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Though the 25th Anniversary of the original film was actually two years ago, the sequel D2: The Mighty Ducks was released in 1994, soon after the then-Disney-owned hockey team was inaugurated in Anaheim.
Anaheim Ducks 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration Week continues Wednesday night with The Mighty Ducks movie night at the Honda Center, where the team play their home games during the NHL season. For more information, be sure to visit the Anaheim Ducks’ official website.
Mike serves as Laughing Place’s lead Southern California reporter, Editorial Director for Star Wars content, and host of the weekly “Who’s the Bossk?” Star Wars podcast. He’s been fascinated by Disney theme parks and storytelling in general all his life and resides in Burbank, California with his beloved wife and cats.