A new movie archive has unearthed a Christmas classic, as well as the name of the actor who played Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 film.
The archive, which was created by the National Film Preservation Foundation, includes a number of previously unavailable films and TV shows, including one titled “The Christmas Carol,” which was made in the 1960s.
It was created after an investigation by the foundation into the existence of films and shows that the foundation believes are missing from public archives.
“The library is a huge archive,” said Jennifer L. Tinsley, a foundation board member and director of the library, which also includes the library’s archives and library resources section.
“The library has some of the most amazing material on film, TV, music and so much more.”
The movie archive contains more than 3,000 films and television shows, which the foundation hopes will allow users to search for films and titles in the National Archives.
The movies include classic films from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s including “A Christmas Carol” (1960), “The Lion King” (1971), “Cinderella” (1974), “Pippin” (1975), “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1978), “Bobby” (1979), “Little Shop of Horrors” (1981), “Casablanca” (1985), “A Few Good Men” (1987), “Sister Act” (1989), “Jingle Bells” (1993), “Hairspray” (1996), “Star Wars” (1998), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (2001), “Romeo and Juliet” (2003), “Alice in Wonderland” (2005), “Mister Rogers” (2007), “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (2009), “It’s a Wonderful Life” (2011), “Aladdin” (2013), “Once Upon a Time” (2015), “How I Met Your Mother” (2017), “Ghostbusters” (2018), “Captain Underpants” (2019), “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (2020), “Kung Fu Panda” (2021) and “Candyman” (2130).
The library also holds more than 150 episodes of the animated television series “K-Rock.”
The archive includes about 30,000 episodes.
It’s important to note that there are other films, including a new one in the library called “Dirty Harry.”
The project began when the foundation was asked by an individual who wanted to see the film, titled “Christmas Carol,” for its Christmas Day listing, L.J. Tincher, the foundation’s executive director, said.
It was a one-of-a-kind story about a family and a holiday in a rural Virginia town.
“It was a really great story,” she said.
“There’s nothing like it on film.
We’re very fortunate that we were able to get access to that.”
The film was released in July, which coincided with the centennial of the founding of the foundation, which has been making significant investments in the preservation of historic material in the country.
J, Tinchels and the foundation have been working to bring the project to fruition for some time, but the library decided to pursue it this year.
“We wanted to do it this fall,” she added.
Lionsgate’s release of “The Martian” in May was also notable for having a new director at the helm.
It had a star-studded cast including Matt Damon, Chris Hemsworth, Benicio Del Toro, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana and Rosario Dawson.
The project, which is based on the best-selling book by Kurt Vonnegut, also featured a star cast including Chris Hembridge, Zoe Kravitz, and Michael Fassbender.
It also includes several television shows that were previously unavailable, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Smallville,” “Supergirl,” “Lucifer,” “Archie,” “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.” and “Marvel Super Hero Squad.”
“We want to make sure that people have access to everything that’s available to them and we want to ensure that all the films and programs are in there,” Tinchell said.
Lionel Richie and J.J., from the “The Big Lebowski” soundtrack, and Mark Duplass, who played Mr. Peabody & Sherman in “Cheech & Chong,” were among the stars who were not able to participate in the project.