Disney Confirms Cars 2, Pirates 4, Mars Needs Moms for IMAX

June 23, 2010

Cars 2 - IMAX

Think Big! Disney has officially announced that they've finalized an agreement with IMAX to release three of their upcoming tentpole 3D movies next year in IMAX. They are: Mars Needs Moms, an animated film produced by Robert Zemeckis starring Seth Green and Joan Cusack, out on March 11th; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth Pirates adventure starring Johnny Depp, out on May 20th; and finally Cars 2, the sequel to Pixar's animated film from 2006, out on June 24th next summer. You can add these to the 20 movies Warner Bros has coming in IMAX and more that we already Disney is releasing.

Disney's distribution president Chuck Viane states: "The incredible performance of our IMAX releases in '09 and '10 demonstrated that the combination of IMAX and Disney resonates with moviegoers worldwide. We're very much looking forward to continuing this great partnership through 2011 with an incredible slate of exciting films. The IMAX Experience adds another level of impact and excitement to a movie, and with these new films, made by some of the industry's most innovative filmmakers, audiences are in for are real treat." IMAX is still going strong and as long as people keep going, they'll keep the films coming. Excited?

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  • Wait, does this mean they'll be shot in IMAX at the 2.20:1 ratio like TDK and TF3? ...That'd be pretty friggan awesome, and I'd prefer it to 3D actually (even though I do love 3D too).
  • ^ No they won't be shot in IMAX. For reference, anytime we talk about movies being released in IMAX, that means they'll be upconverted to their frame-size. Unless we specifically mention that a movie is being shot in IMAX, it means it's only being converted (most movies are like this). Besides Transformers 2 and The Dark Knight, no movies have been or will be shot in IMAX.
  • :o( ...You know of any films at all where they're at least discussing shooting them in IMAX? I know the camera's are huge and cumbersome though so I doubt it...
  • gonnarentit
    I dare someone, ANYONE, to find one redeeming part of the following phrase: "Mars Needs Moms, an animated film produced by Robert Zemeckis starring Seth Green and Joan Cusack" The only explanation is that we've all done something terribly wrong that we need to be punished for. Repent, all of us, for the end is nigh.
  • Clover
    #4 BRAVO! Much like Seth Rogen....starring and writing "Observe and Report II The Green Hornet" The end is indeed near.
  • BasMan
    Went to see Disney's presentation at the CinemaExpo 2010 at RAI Amsterdam. Next to these titles most cheers went up for the release of TRON (also in IMAX). They also showed new footage from the movie, probably the new trailer! it was awesome!!!
  • Anonymous
    MY son and i have a great bonding together watching thos cute little cars. I also have a plan now for his birthday this coming june. Thanks for this cute Cars idea Cars Party Supplies




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