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Fri August 7, 2009
Disney brings train promotion to New Orleans
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – It's not what you'd expect to hear on a hot New Orleans summer day, but this is Disney, and it's promoting its 3-D animated film of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol," coming in November. It set up a vintage four-car train at The Fly behind the Audubon Zoo. Inside, visitors can see items on loan from the Charles Dickens Museum in London. Costumes from the movie are also on display, along with interviews with the stars. Jim Carrey talks about how the technology allowed him to play Scrooge, and six other characters. Eleven-year-old Matthew Donner of Kenner and his nine-year-old sister Elizabeth became animated themselves in the last car of the train, where visitors can put their own faces into the animated characters.
The train and other family-friendly activities will be open until 7 tonight, from 9 to 7 tomorrow, and from 9 to 4 on Sunday.