Bolt, Walt Disney Studio’s new animated feature set to open in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2008 , will be honored as the opening night film at the 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival, the first-ever festival of its kind dedicated to stereoscopic 3-D.
The Walt Disney Studios is a leader in 3-D filmmaking and Mark Zoradi, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, will be delivering a Premier Presentation on 3-D and Disney’s upcoming slate. “I am very excited to be attending the 3DX festival this year. The Walt Disney Studios continues to be at the forefront of 3-D technology with 10 films slated in the format in the next two years—including Bolt, the Jonas Brothers concert, Up, G-Force and Disney’s A Christmas Carol—following the tremendous success of Meet the Robinsons and Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds in Disney Digital 3-D this past year. This forum is a great opportunity to engage our partners and to explore the full potential of 3-D which is really changing the way we look at films.”
The 3DX festival and forum will take place from November 19 – 23, 2008 in Singapore and will be comprised of a business forum and film festival including: public screenings, festival based showings of newly released 3-D films, international speaker sessions, a gala red carpet reception and a special THR Intelligence trend report on the outlook of 3D for deployment in 2009 and beyond presented by Eric Mika, Vice President of Nielsen Entertainment Group and Publisher of THR.
The Festival will be produced by Chabin Partners of Los Angeles and hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) with support from the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board. Participating organizations include CNBC, Content Asia, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal TV Asia, Star TV and Star Movies, TV Week and The Motion Picture Association. 3DX digital cinema and 3D infrastructure provided by Technicolor. 3DX is presented by THR Intelligence and sponsored by ST Electronics. SingTel of Singapore has been named the Official Event Partner of the 3DX Festival. More information and ticket registration for 3DX can be found on www.3dxfestival.com.