GLENDALE, Calif. -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it will bring Me and My Shadow, an original project, to the big screen in March of 2013. The studio will pioneer a groundbreaking combination of both CG and traditional animation techniques, which will be used seamlessly together throughout this 3D feature film.

Mark Dindal (Chicken Little, The Emperor's New Groove) is the film's Director and Melissa Cobb (Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2) and Teresa Cheng (Shrek Forever After, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron) are serving as Producers. Shane Prigmore (Coraline, Lord of the Rings) is Head of Story and Scott Wills (Monsters vs. Aliens, Ren & Stimpy) and Raymond Zibach (Kung Fu Panda, The Road to El Dorado) are Production Designers. Nick Fletcher (Shrek Forever After, The Prince of Egypt) is serving as Editor. The screenplay for Me and My Shadow, which was originally penned by both Steve Bencich and Ron Friedman (Chicken Little, Open Season), is currently being revised by writing team Tom Astle and Matt Ember (Get Smart).

"We are proud to have assembled a world-class creative team of filmmakers and artists - all of whom have vast experience on both computer generated and traditionally animated films - who is already well along in the production of Me and My Shadow," said Bill Damaschke, Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation. "Together, we are embarking on an exciting goal to break new creative ground at DreamWorks Animation by combining the time-honored tradition of hand drawn animation with the magical sophistication of CG characters and worlds in ways that have never been experienced by audiences before."

Me and My Shadow tells the story of Shadow Stan, an extremely frustrated shadow who yearns for a dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world's most boring human. Finally pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World ("They lead, we follow"), and takes control of Stanley!

 

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The Fighter: 5 (NEW)
The Tempest: 4 (NEW)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I: 3,577 (-548)
Tangled: 3,565 (-38)
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today issued the following statement in response to the decision by the Supreme Court of the State of New York to deny the preliminary injunction sought by the Icahn Group regarding the Company's deleveraging transaction on July 20, 2010:

Lionsgate is pleased that the Supreme Court of the State of New York has denied the Icahn Group's motion for a preliminary injunction regarding the Company's deleveraging transaction. The Company believes that the transaction, which resulted in the reduction of Lionsgate's debt by approximately $100 million, supported the best interests of the Company and its shareholders.

Lionsgate noted that, as a result of the decision, Dr. Rachesky will be permitted to vote all of his shares at the Company's 2010 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

The Lionsgate Board of Directors encourages all shareholders to vote FOR the Company's highly-qualified director nominees on the BLUE proxy card today and to discard any proxy materials shareholders may receive from the Icahn Group. Since time is short, please vote the BLUE proxy card by phone or internet.

Lionsgate's 2010 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. PT in Los Angeles, California. Lionsgate shareholders of record as of 5:00 p.m. ET on November 12, 2010 will be entitled to vote at the Meeting.

 

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tronlegacy.pngLos Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios announced today that the IMAX release of TRON: Legacy, a 3D high-tech adventure about a father and son who embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually stunning cyber universe, features more than 43 minutes of footage specifically designed to take advantage of the premium IMAX Experience®. Seven sequences on The Grid expand on the IMAX screen, thereby allowing audiences to become even more immersed in the massive scope and scale of TRON: Legacy, only in IMAX® 3D.

The film has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through proprietary IMAX® DMR technology. With crystal-clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world's most immersive movie experience.

TRON: Legacy will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film's wide release next Friday, December 17th. The film will open on 234 IMAX 3D screens domestically and on at least 101 IMAX screens internationally, 55 of which will open next Friday, with the other runs debuting over the following weeks. Additional international playdates are expected to be booked in coming days.

 

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