Toy Story 3 to be released in IMAX 3D

IMAX and Walt Disney Studios today announced that Toy Story 3, the third installment of the hit franchise, will be released to IMAX 3D theatres simultaneously with its release on June 18, 2010. Toy Story 3 will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

Commenting on the announcement, Bob Chapek of Disney Studios, said, “We’re very excited to once again unite Disney Digital 3D with The IMAX Experience, and to do it for the long-awaited release of Toy Story 3 is a real treat. A film like this is designed to take audiences on an exciting thrill-ride adventure, making it a perfect match for both 3D and IMAX.”

Toy Story 3 features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Joan Cusack, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, R. Lee Ermey, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Laurie Metcalf, Jodi Benson, Don Rickles, Ned Beatty, Jeff Garlin, Blake Clark, Kristen Schaal, John Morris and Estelle Harris.

The creators of the beloved Toy Story films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future. Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo), Toy Story 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D that lands the toys in a room full untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys. It’s pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.” Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken (yes, that Ken). Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson (Cars, Monsters, Inc.) produces, while Michael Arndt, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine, brings his unique talents and sensibilities to the project.