Timed with the upcoming launch of Sony Electronics' 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs and Blu-ray players, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) announced today the release of the studio's first Blu-ray 3D title in the US, Sony Pictures Animation's comedy adventure Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, debuting June 22, 2010.
The Blu-ray 3D release of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs will showcase the film's environments and lighting technology crafted by an award-winning animation team in full 1080p high definition 3D, optimized for the latest 3D playback devices and eyewear. The disc will also include a 2D high definition version of the film that can be viewed on existing Blu-ray players.
The Blu-ray 3D release of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs offers a variety of special features and will also feature sneak peeks in 3D of Open Season and Monster House, also coming soon to Blu-ray 3D.
"We are thrilled to announce the first Blu-ray 3D• titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment," said SPHE worldwide president David Bishop. "We drove the industry in Blu-ray adoption and are now leading the way with compelling 3D content for the home. The addition of 3D showcases the versatility of Blu-ray and further demonstrates why it is being adopted by the mainstream as the home entertainment format of choice."
The animated hit, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs will be available on Blu-ray 3D bundled with select Sony Electronics 3D televisions, and will be the first Blu-ray 3D title to be sold individually at select retailers.
The Blu-ray 3D includes both 2D and 3D special features, including two featurettes, deleted scenes, a music video, 3D sneak peeks at Monster House and Open Season, and more.
The Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D was mastered at Colorworks and authored at Sony Digital Authoring Center (DAC).
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Synopsis:
When Flint Lockwood's (Bill Hader) latest contraption accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Then, something amazing happens as delicious cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works! But when people greedily ask for more and more food, the machine starts to run amok, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs that threaten the world! Now it's up to Flint with the help of weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) and Steve, his talking monkey assistant, to find some way to shut down the machine before the world is covered in super-sized meatballs!
Written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs was based on the bestselling book by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. The film was produced by Pam Marsden.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs has a running time of approximately 90 minutes and is rated PG for brief mild language. Artwork and 2D digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.
• 3D sneak previews of Open Season and Monster House Blu-ray 3D• titles
• Early Development Scenes
• Extended Scenes
• Progression Reels with Introductions by Visual FX Supervisor Rob Bredow
• "Raining Sunshine" Music Video
• Behind the Scenes of Miranda Cosgrove's "Raining Sunshine"
• A Recipe for Success: The Making of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
• Key Ingredients: The Voices of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D
Release Date: 6/22/10
The Blu-ray 3D version of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is BD-Live enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the discs via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. BD-Live provides the opportunity to view exclusive content, register for Blu-ray Club rewards, provide feedback through our survey and experience interactive special features.
The Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club rewards consumers in the U.S. for purchasing and registering BD-Live enabled Sony Blu-ray movies. Members can redeem accumulated points for Sony products, plus enter to win cash and prizes in daily sweepstakes and more. For details visit www.sonyrewards.com/bluray.