3-D animated film to be released in Feb.
Summit Entertainment has acquired domestic distribution rights to 3-D toon “Fly Me to the Moon” and set a Feb. 15 release date.Summit said Tuesday it will release “Moon,” an nWave production in association with Illuminata Pictures, in Imax theaters along with locations that have installed technologies such as Real D, Dolby 3-D and Nuvision. It didn’t indicate how wide the release will be but it’s presumed that “Moon” will open at more than 1,000 locations, all in 3-D. The CG-animated pic centers on three teenage flies stowing away on the Apollo 11 flight. Voice talent includes Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Adrienne Barbeau and Robert Patrick. “Moon” was created entirely in 3-D, not converted after its completion. It’s directed by Ben Stassen and penned by Domonic Paris; producers are Charlotte Clay Huggins, Caroline Van Iseghem, Gina Gallo and Mimi Maynard. Summit, which is revamping itself as a full-service studio with an annual slate of up to a dozen pics, has set horror-thriller “P2″ as its first domestic release Nov. 9.
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