Jerry over at CartoonBrew saw a screening of Disney’s Meet The Robinsons last week. While he didn’t offer a full review, he did say that the film was beautiful and surpassed his expectations. It’s a little bit of a spoiler, but click through if you want to read why the movie left him feeling good about the future of the Walt Disney Company.
Jerry saw the film in Disney Digital 3D, which really is the only way to see a Disney Film like this. If you live in New York City, that’s the only way you’ll be able to see the film as every theater will have the format. I’ve included other fun facts about Meet The Robinsons below the cut.
If you’re curious about how Disney Digital 3D works, check out this featurette:
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MEET THE ROBINSONS
DISNEY DIGITAL 3D™ FUN FACTS
THE ROBINSONS in Disney Digital 3D™ will be released on an
unprecedented 600 screens nationwide on March 30th. This
is the most screens ever for a 3D release to date. For comparison,
CHICKEN LITTLE was released on 84 screens nationwide in Fall 2005.
New York City, MEET THE ROBINSONS will only be seen in
Disney Digital 3D™.
over 680 3D screens worldwide, MEET THE ROBINSONS in Disney
Digital 3D™ will be seen in almost every major city in the
US and a total of 14 countries worldwide including Japan, Australia,
Germany, UK, etc.
keeping with the futuristic theme of the film, MEET THE ROBINSONS
filmmakers took the 3D future of movie exhibition into consideration
before production began and looked for ways to create a new
3D experience throughout the production of the film.
early in the creative process, filmmakers for MEET THE ROBINSONS
created a “Depth Script” for the entire film, which
helped them to visualize how the 3D process could be used to enhance
the storytelling and how much depth would be used in each sequence
of the film. For example, scenes such as when Lewis arrives in the
Future City show the most pop and depth compared to earlier scenes
in the film.
of the art digital technology has helped the new 3D experience stand
head and shoulders over the fads of the 1950’s. Flimsy
cardboard glasses of the past have been upgraded to sturdy plastic
glasses that don’t cause headaches or nausea with audiences
while amazing new systems that incorporate the right eye image and
the left eye image into one seamless projection results in a totally
immersive viewing experience.
presentations of MEET THE ROBINSONS in Disney Digital 3D™
will also include the classic Disney 1953 3D short, “Working
for Peanuts” starring Donald Duck and Chip & Dale. A
rare treat which will show audiences that Walt Disney was thinking
about the future of 3D over 50 years ago!
pioneered the high-tech rebirth of 3D with the Disney Digital 3D™
release of CHICKEN LITTLE in 2005. CHICKEN
LITTLE in Disney Digital 3D™ grossed three times the
average per screen box office as the conventional exhibition of the
Fall’s re-release of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in Disney
Digital 3D™ grossed over $8 million from 168 screens. Not
bad for a 14 year old movie! NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in
Disney Digital 3D™ has now become an annual holiday
tradition and will be re-released every year in time for the
upcoming 3D films include: Robert Zemeckis’ “Beowolf”
in November, “Journey 3D” in 2008 and James Cameron’s
“Avatar” in 2009.