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Release Date: March 9th, 2010
An all-star cast gives voice to the galactic-sized animated sci-fi adventure comedy Planet 51, blasting off on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on March 9, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. An out-of-this-world adventure for both children and adults, the CG animated film features the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson (Race to Witch Mountain), Jessica Biel (TV’s “Seventh Heaven”), Justin Long (Alvin & the Chipmunks 2), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), Seann William Scott (American Pie franchise) and John Cleese (Monty Python).
The tables are turned when an astronaut arrives on a distant planet, but he’s not alone; he’s surrounded by aliens who desperately fear invasion by…aliens. Planet 51 transports the entire family into a whole new world where green aliens are at home and humans are on the run.
The extensive DVD bonus features include both widescreen and full-frame presentations of the feature, extended scenes, a Planet 51 music video montage, the time-based obstacle course game “Run Rover Run!,” and a multi-angle feature which allows users to view a four split-screen panel showing the breakdown of the animation progression process from storyboard, to animatics, to rendering through final animation. In addition, there is the short film “The World of Planet 51,” a clip reel showing the various environments found in the film; as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Life on Planet 51,” a making-of documentary incorporating interviews with the voice cast, animators, and filmmakers; and “Planetarium – The Voice Stars of Planet 51,” which includes interviews with Justin Long, Jessica Biel and Dwayne Johnson.
The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes the exclusive game, “Target 51 Game” where players can help Chuck get to Planet 51 with multi-level shooting, which can be controlled with a standard remote or special downloadable app. The Planet 51 app for the iPhone or iPod touch will be available for download from iTunes. The family-friendly Planet 51 will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for $39.95 SRP and on DVD for $28.96 SRP.
When Chuck the astronaut (Dwayne Johnson) lands on a distant planet filled with little green people, he is surprised to discover that we are not alone in the galaxy. But he gets the shock of his life when the residents of Planet 51 mistakenly believe that his presence is the start of an alien invasion of the human kind! Luckily, an alien teenager named Lem (Justin Long) quickly realizes that Chuck is friendly and the two blast off on an adventure to try and return Chuck safely to his space ship!
Directed by Jorge Blanco and co-directed by Javier Abad and Marcos Martínez, Planet 51 was written by Academy Award® nominee Joe Stillman (Best Adapted Screenplay, Shrek, 2001) and produced by Guy Collins and Ignacio Pérez Dolset.