IMAX® And Disney Pact On New IMAX® 3D Space Film

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) 
and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: 
DIS), today announced an agreement to produce and distribute the latest IMAX® 
3D cinematic space spectacle from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, who has been 
crafting mind-blowing movie experiences for IMAX audiences for more than 40 
years. 
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This marks the first time IMAX and The Walt Disney Studios are jointly 
producing a film together. The companies have previously collaborated on the 
distribution of numerous films from the groundbreaking release of Fantasia 
2000 to the recent successful opening of Oz The Great and Powerful. 
Myers' upcoming 3D film, which is still untitled, will use IMAX's extremely 
high-resolution photography and videography to offer breathtaking, 
illuminating views of our home planet from space, exploring the astonishing 
changes that have occurred on Earth in just the past several decades. 
Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
(NASA), the film will explore mankind's future on – and off – the planet, 
increasing our understanding of the solar system, while also traveling 
light-years to other star systems to ponder the possibilities of "Goldilocks," 
an Earth-like planet. The film is expected to be released in 2015. 
"Disney has always been a leader in creating immersive fantasy worlds for 
audiences, but we know there's no more immersive world than the real one," 
said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. "This is a bird's eye 
view of our incredible universe and our future in it, and we're looking 
forward to diving in with the perfect collaborators, Toni Myers and IMAX." 
"We're thrilled to collaborate on our first joint production with Disney," 
said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment. "Toni Myers 
and her team have given us films that have been educating, delighting and 
astonishing IMAX audiences for many years, and we look forward to continuing 
the journey with this latest spectacle." 
Myers has been editing, writing, producing and directing films specifically 
tailored for The IMAX Experience® since 1971. Her most recent documentary 
feature film, 2010's acclaimed Hubble 3D, has grossed nearly $53 million in 
IMAX® theaters to date. 
"The 1990 IMAX film Blue Planet was the first time we pointed the IMAX® 
cameras from space back to Earth to reveal, on a grand scale, the changes 
being made to our planet by both natural and human forces," Myers said. "It's 
marvelous and important to have this new opportunity to show what has happened 
to our planet since then. The International Space Station is a unique and 
perfect platform from which to see how our home is evolving, and at the same 
time explore our exciting future in other worlds." 
About The Walt Disney Studios For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios 
has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was 
built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to 
consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: 
Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar 
Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel; and Touchstone Pictures, which 
includes the distribution of live action films from DreamWorks Studios. 
Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods 
provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music 
and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and 
Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live 
events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney 
LIVE!.  For more information, please visit www.waltdisneystudios.com 
About IMAX Corporation 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 utilizing IMAX theatres to connect 
with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among 
the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major 
event films around the globe. 
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in 
London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.  As of Dec. 31, 2012, there were 731 IMAX 
theatres (598 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 114 
institutions) in 53 countries. 
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D 
Experience®, The IMAX Experience® and IMAX Is Believing® are trademarks of 
IMAX Corporation.  More information about the Company can be found at 
www.imax.com.  You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook 
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This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX 
management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks 
and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from 
future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These 
risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on 
Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 
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