UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- The perfect gift for the holidays arrives in the hilarious and heartfelt animated box office sensation, Despicable Me, available December 14, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For a limited time only the fun continues with a trio of all-new, hilarious adventures starring the film's endearingly mischievous Minions, available only on the Blu-rayTM and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs and the DVD Double Pack. All three products include a digital copy of the movie to watch anytime, anywhere. A single disc DVD will also be available.

"Despicable Me is one of those rare titles that moviegoers of all ages have enthusiastically embraced," said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "It's not only one of the highest-grossing movies of the year but also one of the most popular animated films of all time. Perfectly timed for the holidays, Despicable Me will be high on everybody's wish list as the must-have Blu-ray/DVD of the season."

The latest film from producer Chris Meledandri (executive producer of Ice Age and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!) Despicable Me's all-star cast of unforgettably funny heroes and villains includes Steve Carell (Date Night, Get Smart, Horton Hears a Who!, TV's The Office), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man), Miranda Cosgrove (Nickelodeon's No. 1 live-action show iCarly), legendary Academy Award® winner Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Princess Diaries series), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Kristen Wiig (Date Night, Saturday Night Live), Will Arnett (Monsters vs. Aliens, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, Ratatouille), Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express), Jack McBrayer (TV's "30 Rock", Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords", Dinner For Schmucks). The hilarious tale of a wannabe super-villain whose life is unexpectedly changed by a trio of determined little orphans packed theaters and delighted families nationwide this summer.

The ultimate entertainment for the entire family, Despicable Me is packed with never-before-seen bonus features including games, behind-the-scenes featurettes and filmmaker commentaries that will keep the entire family enchanted for hours.

 

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RENO, Nev., and LOS ANGELES -- 3D Entertainment Films is pleased to announce that it will be producing Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight alongside the film's original partners, Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope. Under this new joint venture, Jean-Jacques Mantello (OceanWorld 3D, 2009; Jean-Michel Cousteau's 3D film trilogy, 2003-2008) will direct. This follows last year's announcement that 3D Entertainment Films' distribution arm had acquired the all-media distribution rights to the project, which is now scheduled for release at IMAX theatres in both 3D and 2D in the summer of 2011.

Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight will put moviegoers and fans in the middle of the highly competitive action and have them soaring through the air at more than twice the speed of a NASCAR race. The film will chronicle the preparation for and competition in the world's fastest motorsport, celebrate the history of flight and explore the science of today's air racing technology, human physiology, neurology and the underlying physics that pilots depend on.

"This new alliance with Pretend Entertainment, Stereoscope and the Reno Air Racing Association has allowed our company to assume the leadership on the production component of Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight," said Francois Mantello, Chairman and CEO of 3D Entertainment Films. "We are highly confident that we will have the film on track for release at IMAX theatres in the US and internationally beginning next summer."

Principal photography on the film resumed last week at the 47th edition of the Reno National Championship Air Races and will continue in November when the production team will recreate certain segments of the race and shoot aerial footage from the cockpit.

"Thanks to a unique technical set-up involving no fewer than three 3D camera rigs and an expert team of aerial photographers to maneuver them, we were able to capture the drama, sound, emotion, dangers, thrills and excitement of the race," said 3D Entertainment Films' Jean-Jacques Mantello, who has taken over the reins as director. "Audiences worldwide will discover what are unquestionably the fastest-moving machines in motorsport and see on the world's largest IMAX theatre screens what it's like to race at 500 mph a mere 50 feet off the ground." He further explained, "The script is finished and we plan to begin the 3D post-production process before Christmas both in Los Angeles and in Europe."

"Pretend Entertainment is extremely excited about this new partnership with 3D Entertainment Films. Our passion and experience producing aviation stories coupled with the Mantello Brothers' 3D filmmaking expertise ensures that this film will wow giant screen audiences around the world," said Christian Fry, co-founder of Pretend Entertainment.

The official film website is http://www.AirRacers3D.com

 

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Carla Gugino will star opposite Jim Carrey in an updated version of Mr. Popper's Penquins. The project is being housed at 20th Century Fox. Mark Waters will direct.

Gugino will next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson in Faster from CBS Films this fall.

 

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Kevin Smith has announced that John Goodman will be part of his Red State cast. The new project is being billed as a "political horror film."

Smith is coming off of the underwhelming performance of Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. The Warner Bros. release mustered only $45 million domestically.

Goodman recently lent his voice to Disney's The Princess and the Frog.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced the launch of three additional locations for the new giant screen all-digital format called the Regal Premium Experience(SM)("RPX"). Construction is underway at Regal Kennesaw Town Center Stadium 16 in the Atlanta market, Regal Fenway Stadium 13 in Boston and Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 in Greenville.

"The first two RPX locations in New York City and Miami have been extremely successful. The Regal Premium Experience exceeded our expectations and impressed moviegoers in both locations," stated Greg Dunn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "These three new RPX locations are each individually designed and tailored by our technicians to deliver an amazing experience both on the giant screen and through the high-powered custom-designed audio system."

RPX presents movies the way filmmakers intended with powerful, uncompressed surround sound and bright eye-popping images in 2D and RealD 3D. Patrons will enjoy the custom-built premium environment featuring elegant and luxurious seats with high-back headrests, a giant immersive screen illuminated by high-quality digital projectors and completed with a state-of-the-art sound system for the best picture you've ever heard!

The conversion of an existing auditorium is expected to be complete at all three sites before the holiday movie season. The addition of RPX theatres to Regal's already successful IMAX(R) strategy complements and extends the number of Regal Entertainment Group theatres featuring premium moviegoing experiences.

 

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