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Dreamworks and IMAX Sign 4 Picture Deal
IMAX Corporation and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced Wednesday, November 14th their agreement to release the studio's first three 3D motion pictures worldwide in IMAX 3D. The IMAX 3D releases will include Monsters vs. Aliens in March 2009, How to Train Your Dragon in November 2009 and Shrek Goes Forth in May 2010. A fourth DreamWorks Animation title, Kung Fu Panda, will be released in IMAX's 2D format in June 2008.
The IMAX 3D titles are expected to be among the first presented with IMAX's digital 3D projection system, which is scheduled to be launched beginning June 2008. This is IMAX's first multiple 3D picture deal with a Hollywood studio. The 3D titles also will be simultaneously released to conventional digital 3D theatres. Paramount Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of the pictures.
All four films will be digitally re-mastered with IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
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