GLENDALE, Calif., March 1, 2011Â — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq:DWA) and IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) announced today that the studio’s two upcoming releases, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots, will open in digital IMAXÂ® theatres in IMAXÂ® 3D. Kung Fu Panda 2 will be released to IMAX theatres in select international territories in conjunction with each of the territory’s release dates; Puss in Boots will have a two-week IMAX release day-and-date with the domestic release. Both films are produced by DreamWorks Animation and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
“The IMAX ExperienceÂ® remains among the premiere viewing experiences in the world and we are thrilled that our audiences overseas will have the opportunity to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 and that movie-goers here in the U.S. will get to see Puss in Boots in IMAX 3D later this year,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Katzenberg.
“The addition of these two DreamWorks Animation films reinforce the strong offering of titles we have slated for the rest of the year,” said IMAX Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Gelfond. “Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots are the next incarnation of blockbuster franchises and we are happy to make them available to our moviegoers around the world.”