Culver City, June 9, 2010 - Timed with the upcoming launch of Sony Electronics' 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs and Blu-ray players, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) announced today the release of the studio's first Blu-ray 3D title in the US, Sony Pictures Animation's comedy adventure Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, debuting June 22, 2010.
The Blu-ray 3D release of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs will showcase the film's colorful environments and groundbreaking lighting technology crafted by an award-winning animation team in full 1080p high definition 3D, optimized for the latest 3D playback devices and eyewear. The disc will also include a 2D high definition version of the film that can be viewed on existing Blu-ray players.
The eye-popping Blu-ray 3D release of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs offers a variety of delicious special features and will also feature sneak peeks in 3D of Open Season and Monster House, also coming soon to Blu-ray 3D.
"We are thrilled to announce the first Blu-ray 3D™ titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment," said SPHE worldwide president David Bishop. "We drove the industry in Blu-ray adoption and are now leading the way with compelling 3D content for the home. The addition of 3D showcases the versatility of Blu-ray and further demonstrates why it is being adopted by the mainstream as the home entertainment format of choice."
The animated hit, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs will be available on Blu-ray 3D bundled with select Sony Electronics 3D televisions, and will be the first Blu-ray 3D title to be sold individually at select retailers.
The Blu-ray 3D is stuffed with both 2D and 3D special features, including two featurettes, deleted scenes, a music video, 3D sneak peeks at Monster House and Open Season, and more.
The Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D was mastered at Colorworks and authored at Sony Digital Authoring Center (DAC).
About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation exemplifies the next generation of CGI storytelling to produce a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. Sony Pictures Animation produces a full slate of films including the mouth-watering 3D comedy CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, which opened as the #1 movie in North America on September 18 and has grossed more than $230 million worldwide, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, now in pre-production, THE SMURFS, now in production with Columbia Pictures, and two films from Aardman Animations, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS and PIRATES!. In 2007, SURF'S UP, was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and won two Annie Awards. The company's first film, OPEN SEASON, was a box office success and the #2 DVD title of the year for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Its sequel, OPEN SEASON 2, released in 2009, was an international family hit and a new OPEN SEASON 3 is now in production. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
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