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Meet the Robinsons Goes Digital 3-D

By Brian B. — November 17th, 2005

Walt Disney Pictures will present its newest all CG animated film Meet the Robinsons in Disney Digital 3-D(TM), opening in theaters nationwide December 2006.

Disney Digital 3-D(TM), a brand new state-of-the-art technology providing the first true three-dimensional digital experience, was a tremendous success with the recent release of Walt Disney Pictures Chicken Little. On opening weekend the film brought in a screen average of $26,000 in 79 3-D theaters compared to the overall screen average of $10,961 in over 3600 theaters. To date, Chicken Little has garnered over $83 million at the domestic box-office.

"Following up on the historic debut and success of 'Chicken Little' in Disney Digital 3-D, we anticipate that 'Meet the Robinsons' will be shown on between 750 to 1000 screens with Real D capabilities," said Chuck Viane, president, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. "Certainly 'Chicken Little,' with its witty story and amazing animation, is a fantastic movie-going experience in any format. However, the box office performance level of the 3-D theaters proves that the public is not only embracing the story but the newest in innovative technology as well. The folks at Dolby Digital, ILM and Real D certainly deserve kudos for their collaboration with us in this revolutionary and highly successful venture."

"Based on a bestselling book by William Joyce, Meet the Robinsons leaps into the future in December 2006. When Lewis, a 12 year-old genius inventor, meets a mysterious boy from the future named Wilbur Robinson, the two travel forward in time and spend a day with Wilbur's eccentric family -- a day that will change Lewis' life forever. Meet the Robinsons is directed by Steve Anderson and produced by Dorothy Kim."