San Francisco-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Dolby 3D is the official 3D solution used to present content from major Hollywood studios at Comic-Con International 2009. On July 23 and 24, 2009, in hall H at the San Diego Conference Center, Comic-Con 2009 participants will be able to experience the premium quality of Dolby 3D on one 55-foot main screen and three 25-foot screens distributed throughout the hall.
Comic-Con audience members will experience the latest in cutting-edge digital 3D with Dolby 3D's unique full-spectrum color-filter technology that provides realistic color reproduction and extremely sharp images. Dolby 3D ensures that attendees will enjoy a rich, compelling 3D experience from any seat in the 6,500 seat auditorium. The Dolby 3D solution uses environmentally friendly 3D glasses that can be reused-in contrast to the waste associated with disposable glasses.
In addition to 20th Century Fox, 3D content from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Pictures, Disney/Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios will be seen in Dolby 3D by over 10,000 Comic-Con attendees throughout the two days.
"We are pleased that Dolby 3D is the official 3D solution for Comic-Con 2009," said, Page Haun, Senior Director of Cinema Marketing, Dolby Laboratories. "I know the Comic-Con audience will be amazed by the stunning lineup of Hollywood content to be presented in Dolby 3D."
Scheduled screenings in Dolby 3D (schedule subject to change) include:
Thursday, July 23, 2009 (hall H)
• 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Walt Disney Pictures presents previously unseen Disney Digital 3D footage from its upcoming movie releases, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Tron.
• 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation deliver a first look at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which will be followed by legendary director Joe Dante's (Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace, Explorers, The Howling) 3D thriller The Hole. In addition, a sneak peek of New Line Cinema's visceral 3D thrill-ride horror film The Final Destination will be shown.
• 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: 20th Century Fox and James Cameron present Avatar in this first public screening of footage in 3D from the much-anticipated action/adventure/fantasy film that was four years in the making.
Friday, July 24, 2009 (hall H)
• 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Walt Disney Pictures, Disney/Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios present a director panel with previously unseen footage from its upcoming animated slate, including Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (double feature), Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story 3, Prep and Landing, The Princess and the Frog, and Ponyo.
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