DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 2™ Breathes Fire Into
International IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting June 13
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX;
TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) and 20th Century Fox, a division
of 21^st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) today announced that How to Train Your
Dragon 2, the thrilling second chapter of the How to Train Your Dragon
trilogy, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX^® 3D format
and released into IMAX^® theatres internationally starting June 13.
Dean DeBlois returns to direct the follow-up to the 2010 global hit How to
Train Your Dragon, which grossed nearly $495 million at the global box office
and more than $277 million internationally. Stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler,
Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher
Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined
this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit
How to Train Your Dragon 2 returns 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
"Filmmaker Dean DeBlois has crafted a fun, action-fueled spectacle that kids
of all ages are going to love," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice
President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We're pleased to once
again be partnering with Jeffrey Katzenberg and our friends at DreamWorks
Animation to bring this exciting animated film to life for fans of the How to
Train Your Dragon franchise as well as international IMAX audiences."
The IMAX 3D release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be digitally
re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience^®with
proprietary IMAX DMR^®(Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear
images, coupled with IMAX's customized 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 about How to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit DreamWorks
Animation's official website at http://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com/
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated
feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment
properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class
creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced
filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one
of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five
consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list.All
of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has
theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films, including the
franchise properties ofShrek,Madagascar,Kung Fu Panda,How to Train Your
Dragon,Puss In BootsandThe Croods.
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, 2013, there were 837 IMAX
theatres (701 commercial multiplexes, 19 commercial destinations and 117
institutions) in 57 countries.
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