Attendees at Cannes were treated to about eight minutes of 3D footage from Disney’s A Christmas Carol earlier today. Star of the film Jim Carrey and director Robert Zemeckis were on hand for the event.
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From Sneak Peeks of Exclusive 3D Film Footage to Summertime Snow – Disney Pulls out All the Whistle Stops for 40-City Traveling Experience
BURBANK, Calif. — Disney is pulling out all the whistle stops and taking its show on the road with a spectacular immersive and interactive 40-city train tour including a 3D sneak peek of film footage from the upcoming movie “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” it was announced today (05/08/09) by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. Set amidst a snowy backdrop—complete with all of the sights and sounds of Christmas including carolers, decorations, giveaways and many more surprises in each of the 40 cities—the Train Tour is being launched with HP on board as the title and technology sponsor and driven by Amtrak. This family event is for guests of all ages and is free to the public.
Starring Jim Carrey and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” opens in theatres November 6 in Disney Digital 3D™ and in IMAX 3D®.
Burbank, CA (April 9, 2009) – ABC Family has acquired a slate of theatricals including several network television premieres as part of an agreement with Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The network will air the network television premieres of the Walt Disney Pictures 3-D films “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, in theaters this summer, and “A Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carrey, to be released in theaters this November. The package also includes the network television premiere of “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and second position windows for the studio’s two recent films, “Race to Witch Mountain” and “Bedtime Stories.”
“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” is tentatively scheduled to make its network television premiere on ABC Family in 2010, “G-Force” in 2011 and “A Christmas Carol” in 2012. “Bedtime Stories” and “Race to Witch Mountain” will both tentatively mark their runs on the network in 2012.
Like the film which re-creates the Victorian era using modern technology, Disney is set to promote its 3D animated take on Charles Dicken’s immortal classic A Christmas Carol (starring Jim Carrey in multiple roles) by infusing the preferred mode of travel at the time with amazing displays and interactive experiences. The train begins its tour at Union Station in Los Angeles on May 22 and slowly winds its way to Grand Central Terminal in New York City on October 1.
The free experience offers visitors a glimpse at the film through exhibits such as a digital photo gallery (pictured, left) where characters transition through images of their creation process and evolution, a display on ‘performance-capture’ technology and interactive games. Also on display will be a first edition copy of the book and some of Dickens’ own writing instruments on loan from the Charles Dickens Museum in London. Promotional footage of the film will also be shown in a makeshift theater outside.
The full tour schedule after the jump. (more…)