3D ‘A Christmas Carol’ brings motion picture madness to Disney

Depending on how you define animation, The Walt Disney Company actually has two major animated films coming out this holiday season. “The Princess and The Frog”, Walt Disney Animation Studios return to hand drawn animation is opening December 11th, but before that Disney will enter a new era of animation with its first 3D Motion Picture capture movie “A Christmas Carol”, which will hit theaters on November 8th.

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A few minutes of footage were screened at Cannes this week and we got our first look as Jim Carrey as Scrooge (click above for larger image). You’ll also be able to experience an early look at the film as the ‘Christmas Carol Train Tour’ makes 40 stops around the country beginning this weekend. Click below the cut for the full schedule.

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Actor Jim Carrey, actress Robin Wright Penn and actor Colin Firth attend Walt Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Photo Call and Press Conference at the Carlton Hotel during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo Courtesy Disney, Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com ©Imagemovers Digital, LLC. )

“DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL” TRAIN TOUR SCHEDULE

Stop #-Date-Market -Site
1-May 22-25 -Los Angeles-Los Angeles Union Station
2-May 29-31-Grand Canyon-Williams Depot
3-June 2-Santa Fe-Santa Fe Depot
4-June 5-7-Albuquerque-Albuquerque Amtrak Station
5-June 12-14-Denver- Denver Union Station
6-June 16-Salt Lake City-Ogden Union Station
7-June 19-21-Sacramento-California State Rail Road Museum
8-June 26-28-San Francisco-Port of Redwood City
9-July 1-Portland-Portland Union Station
10-July 3-5 -Seattle-King Street Station
11-July 7-Spokane-Spokane Amtrak Station
12-July 10-11-Whitefish-Whitefish Amtrak Station
13-July 15-Fargo-North Dakota State University
14-July 17-19-St. Paul -Amtrak Midway Station
15-July 24-26-Chicago-Chicago Union Station
16-July 31- August 2-St. Louis- St. Louis Union Station
17-August 4-Memphis-Memphis Central Station
18-August 7-9-New Orleans-Riverview in Audubon Park
19-August 11-Houston- Houston Amtrak Station
20-August 14-16-San Antonio-San Antonio Amtrak Station
21-August 18-19-Dallas-Dallas Union Station
22-August 21-23-Oklahoma City-Oklahoma City Santa Fe Depot
23-August 25-Kansas City-Kansas City Union Station
24-August 28-30-Omaha-Durham Museum
25-September 4-6 -Detroit-Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Village
26-September 9-Indianapolis-Downtown Bargersville
27-September 11-13-Louisville-Louisville Union Station
28-September 18-19-Cleveland-Cleveland Brown’s Lot
29-September 22-Albany-Albany Rensselaer Rail Station
30-September 25-27-Boston-South Station
31-September 30-Baltimore-B & O Railroad Museum
32-October 2-4-Washington- Union Station
33-October 6-Atlanta-Southeastern Railway Museum
34-October 9-11-Spencer-NC Transportation Museum
35-October 13-Savannah- Savannah Amtrak Station
36-October 16-18-Miami-Gold Coast Railroad Museum
37-October 20-Jacksonville-Jacksonville Amtrak Station
38-October 23-25-Charleston-Ansonborough Field
39-October 27-Philadelphia-30th Street Station
40-October 30 – November 1-New York-Grand Central Terminal

Everything is subject to change, of course, so check out the latest details about tour stops and scheduled events at www.christmascaroltraintour.com.

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  6. Whit says:

    We wanted to see the train this weekend, but someone decided to run a fever instead. Oh well, maybe we’ll catch it in Seattle.

    • Cecile says:

      We went to see the train today in Spokane it was great! We snuck away from the Gallery to see it and it was fantastic. We can’t wait to see the movie!

  7. Mike says:

    Corerection — Disney’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL is actually being released Friday, November 6, 2009.

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