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Disney's New Five-Picture Deal With IMAX Begins With A Christmas Carol

Disney's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the 3-D 2009 holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, will be the first film from The Walt Disney Studios slated for IMAX theatres under a new five-picture arrangement the studio reached with IMAX Corporation.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL will lead off a slate of upcoming films from the studio and a roster of top filmmakers that may include director Tim Burton as well as producer Jerry Bruckheimer. This arrangement makes some of the studio's most highly anticipated theatrical releases from November 2009 and beyond available to IMAX venues across the country and around the world.

"Entering into a five-picture agreement with Walt Disney Studios helps us ensure that our network has an outstanding slate of movies going forward," said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler in a statement.

"Disney's commitment to 3D is great for IMAX moviegoers and dovetails ideally with our strategy to build a slate of top-quality movies from the best filmmakers and studios," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Ent.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a multi-sensory 3-D motion picture that captures the fantastical essence of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Ebeneezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman), and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come (all played by Carrey) take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.

Release dates for additional titles will be announced in the near future.

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