PARIS, FRANCE and BURBANK—Apr 18, 2007
Thomson Provides Digital Cinema Mastering and Distribution Services for Walt Disney Pictures’ Meet the Robinsons
Distribution in 2-D and 3-D Versions to All Digital Cinema Providers Represents the Widest Digital Cinema Release to Date
Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), through its Technicolor Digital Cinema business, today announced it has provided the digital cinema mastering and distribution for Walt Disney Pictures’ Meet the Robinsons.
Technicolor digitally mastered and distributed Meet the Robinsons for 892 screens worldwide. Domestically, the feature was distributed to 582 screens in Disney Digital 3-D (TM) and 138 screens in digital 2-D. The feature was distributed internationally to 105 screens in 3D and 67 screens in 2D. In addition, Technicolor created all traditional 35mm film prints for the release.
“Thomson is very pleased to have participated with Walt Disney Pictures on the widest digital cinema release to date,” said Curt Behlmer, executive vice president of Technicolor Theatrical Services and COO of Technicolor Digital Cinema.
Meet the Robinsons, released on March 30, is a computer-animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
Technicolor Digital Cinema offers distribution services for all digitally equipped theatres worldwide. As part of its beta test in North America and Europe, Technicolor has installed digital cinema projection systems with several prominent exhibitors including ArcLight Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome, Mann Theatres, National Amusements, Wehrenberg Theatres, Zyacorp’s Cinemagic Stadium Theatres, and Kinepolis Group in Belgium.
Thomson intends on a broader rollout of complete digital projection systems in up to 5,000 screens over the next three to four years. Thomson intends to equip at least 15,000 screens in the United States and Canada, through the initial rollout and additional phases, over the next 10 years.