Friday, April 10, 2009
Earth is an award-winning British natural history film from the BBC Natural History Unit. It was released in cinemas internationally in 2007 and is due to be released in the US on 22 April 2009. The British version was narrated by Patrick Stewart and the US version is to be narrated by James Earl Jones.
A UK-German co-production, it was filmed entirely in high-definition and 35mm using the latest filming techniques. A companion piece to the 2006 BBC/Discovery/NHK series Planet Earth, the film uses many of the sequences from the television series, albeit in a re-edited form.
Earth depicts the diversity of wild habitats and creatures across the planet and cautions the threats to their future survival. It was co-directed by Alastair Fothergill, who also acted as executive producer of the television series, and Mark Linfield, also the producer of Planet Earth’s "From Pole to Pole" and "Seasonal Forests" episodes.
The same production team had previously worked on Deep Blue, a documentary about life in the oceans released in 2003 and itself based on the television series The Blue Planet. They are currently working on a television sequel to Planet Earth called The Frozen Planet and a feature-length documentary (in conjunction with Disneynature) called Chimpanzee.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 computer-animated forthcoming 3D film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It is scheduled for a theatrical release on September 18, 2009 and is inspired by the children's book of the same name by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett. It is the Sony Pictures Animation's third film.
Whereas the book had one speaking character and a loose narrative, the film introduces new main characters, and explains the origins of the unusual weather in the town of Chewandswallow.
Co-writers and co-directors Philip Lord and Chris Miller say that it will be a homage to and parody of disaster movies such as Twister, Armageddon, Independence Day, and The Day After Tomorrow.
Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.
A scientist trying to solve world hunger by converting water into food encounters a problem of global proportions, as food begins to fall from the sky.