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Get Stomped at IMAX Queen Street, Auckland

8 September 2006

Get Stomped at IMAX Queen Street, Auckland

The Ant Bully: An IMAX 3D Experience to Open on Thursday 21 September 2006
Second Animated Feature Film Converted Into IMAX® 3D

IMAX Theatre Queen Street, Thursday 21 September 2006 – Moviegoers will be virtually shrunken down to size as they enter the world of The Ant Bully at IMAX Theatre Queen Street on Thursday 21 September, 2006. Debuting concurrently with the nationwide 35mm release from Warner Bros. Pictures, the entire film has been digitally converted into IMAX 3D and features proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

The Ant Bully: An IMAX 3D Experience will be a truly unique cinematic experience with three-dimensional images that will offer moviegoers the feeling of traveling deep below the ant hill. This picture marks Playtone’s third IMAX film project, and Warner Bros. Pictures’ tenth film commitment to IMAX.

“IMAX 3D has the power and depth to engage audiences in a unique way, which works perfectly for a story like this, where you want to leave the real world behind and follow this 10-year-old kid underground into the ant colony or through the wilds of his own front lawn,” says The Ant Bully writer/director John A. Davis. “Part of his adventure is seeing things he’s never seen before and seeing familiar things from a whole new perspective, and we’d love for audiences to take that amazing journey with him.”

From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (The Polar Express) comes the animated family adventure The Ant Bully, a witty and heartwarming animated family adventure about a 10-year-old boy, tormented by a neighborhood bully, who takes his frustrations out on an innocent ant hill in his yard until the day the ants fight back. Through a magic potion they shrink him down to their size and make him live like an ant in the colony to learn their ways – a remarkable journey into a strange new world that teaches him about friendship and teamwork and gives him the courage to stand up for himself.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Playtone Production in association with DNA Productions: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Regina King, Bruce Campbell and Lily Tomlin in The Ant Bully, written for the screen and directed by John A. Davis, based on the book by John Nickle. Produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and John A. Davis, the film is executive produced by Keith Alcorn, Diana Choi Sachs, Steven Shareshian, Thomas Tull and William Fay. Co-executive producer is Alex Johns. Music by John Debney.

The Ant Bully will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film is distributed in New Zealand by Roadshow Film Distributors and is rated G.

IMAX theatre, Queen St is located at SKYCITY Metro Queen St, Auckland. For information on tickets and show times, please call 09 302 0002 or visit the website at All SKYCITY Cinemas including IMAX Queen Street will feature adult tickets at children's prices (note IMAX children's price differs from other cinema pricing).

About IMAX Corporation
Founded in 1967, IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies and the newest distribution window for Hollywood films. IMAX delivers the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR® technology. IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) makes it possible for virtually any 35mm film to be transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. The IMAX brand is recognized throughout the world for extraordinary and immersive entertainment experiences. As of March 31, 2006, there were 266 IMAX theatres operating in 36 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, IMAX MPX®, and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information on the Company can be found at


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