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DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2 Soars To IMAX Domestic Theatres Starting June 13
LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation(NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX)today announced thatHow to Train Your Dragon 2, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation's beloved How to Train Your Dragonfranchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersiveIMAX3D format and released across all IMAXtheatres domestically in select engagements startingJune 13, the same day the film which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox opens wide in the US. The film will also begin playing in select IMAX theatres internationally on this date.
Dean DeBloisreturns to direct the follow-up to the 2010 Academy Award-nominatedHow to Train Your Dragon, which grossed nearly$495 millionat the global box office and more than$277 millioninternationally. Stars Jay Baruchel,Gerard Butler,Craig Ferguson,America Ferrera,Jonah Hill,T.J. Miller,Christopher Mintz-PlasseandKristen Wiigreprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou andKit Harington.
Currently one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, How to Train Your Dragon 2returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.
"This is one of the most cinematic animated movies we've ever seen, and the epic nature of the film coupled with the incredible new technology DreamWorks used to create it makes this simply stunning in IMAX 3D," saidGreg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO ofIMAX Entertainment. "As with several movies that have recently taken off in IMAX, this is one of those rare films that will come to life in an incomparable way through our immersive format. Our audiences will truly feel like they are flying on the back of Toothless, and we're pleased to once again be partnering withDreamWorks Animation to bring this adventurous film to life."
TheIMAX3D release ofHow to Train Your Dragon 2will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experiencewith proprietary IMAX DMR(Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX'scustomized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
For more information aboutHow to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit DreamWorks Animation's official website athttp://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com/
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizingIMAXtheatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such,IMAX'snetwork is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAXis headquartered inNew York,TorontoandLos Angeles, with offices inLondon,Tokyo,Shanghaiand Beijing. As ofMarch 31, 2014, there were 840IMAXtheatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.
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