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Posted March 29, 2007


"Meet The Robinsons" Premiere!

Disney Meets The Future At El Capitan


William & Alexandria Kallay


Disney brought the future to El Capitan with the world premiere of the new animated movie, "Meet The Robinsons."  The premiere happened March 25, 2007 on a bright Sunday afternoon.  Thousands of movie fans lined up across the street to get a glimpse of stars arriving on the red carpet.


Stars from the film included Angela Bassett ("Mildred"), Daniel Hansen ("Lewis"), Nicole Sullivan ("Franny"), Tom Selleck ("Cornelius"), Laurie Metcalf ("Dr. Krunklehorn"), Wesley Singerman ("Wilbur Robinson"), Matthew Josten ("Goob"), Grace Rolek and Jordan Orr (who provided additional voices), screenwriters Jon Bernstein and Michelle Bochner, composer Danny Elfman, "Meet The Robinsons" creator William Joyce, and director Stephen Anderson.  Guest stars included Bridget Fonda, singer Rob Thomas, Jodie Foster, singer Adrienne Bailon, Becky and Camilla "Milly" Rosso, Courtney Taylor Burness, Disney Channel "Movie Surfers" Jeryn Mays & Tessa Ludlow, Bailee Madison, Slade Pierce, Imagineer Marty Sklar, singer Rufus Wainwright, Mitchel Musso, Mickey Dolenz, The Jonas Brothers, Mikaila Baumel, Paul Butcher, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, Walt Disney Studio President Dick Cook and Walt Disney Animation President Ed Catmull.      


The movie is Disney's latest attempt to use digital animation to tell its stories.  The reaction by both audiences and critics has been mixed.  Last year's "The Wild" bombed, and 2005's "Chicken Little" did good business, but it wasn't regarded as a good film.  That may change with "Meet The Robinsons," which was apparently revamped after the CEO of Pixar and Disney Animation, John Lasseter, sat down with director Stephen Anderson over the movie's story direction.  According to early reports, the film works well.


"Meet The Robinsons," like "Chicken Little," is being presented in 3-D.  Using the Real-D process, named Disney Digital 3-D for this release and probably future ones, Disney is hoping that the combination of digital animation, digital projection and the "wow factor" of 3-D will bring audiences to the movies. 


"Meet The Robinsons" opens in selected theatres March 30, 2007.  It plays at El Capitan March 30-May 20, 2007.                 


Adrienne Bailon of The Cheetah Girls

Alexandria asks Bailon tough movie industry questions like "How old are you?"

Alexandria is FSTD's resident Junior Reporter

The beautiful Angela Bassett ("Mildred") walks past us as we tried to catch her Our quick snapshot doesn't do her justice

(Left-to-right) Becky and Camilla "Milly" Rosso ("The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody")

Disney CEO Bob Iger

Iger has guided Disney's recent turnaround On the right side of the picture is Ed Catmull, President of Disney Animation

Courtney Taylor Burness ("Premonition")

Daniel Hansen ("Lewis")

Rocker and composer Danny Elfman ("Meet The Robinsons," "The Simpsons Movie")

Grace Rolek provided "Additional Voices" in "Meet The Robinsons"

Jeryn Mays ("Movie Surfers")

Famed actress and director Jodie Foster ("Flightplan") greets the press

Foster's early career featured a few roles in Disney films including "Freaky Friday" (1976) and "Candleshoe" (1978)

 Bailee Madison ("The Bridge To Terabithia") and Slade Pierce ("Air Buddies")

Madison shows off her new in-coming teeth!

Legendary Imagineer Marty Sklar

Matthew Josten ("Goob")

Mitchel Musso ("Hannah Montana") envisions eating a large bucket of popcorn during the premiere

Screenwriter Michelle Bochner ("Meet The Robinsons") and her son

Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees

Mikaila Baumel ("What About Brian")

Nicole Sullivan ("Franny")

Paul Butcher ("Zoey 101")

Tessa Ludlow ("Movie Surfers")

Tom Selleck ("Cornelius")

Wesley Singerman ("Wilbur")

Special thanks to Mehgan Courtney, Rebecca Rosen and Alexandria Kallay

All photos 2007 William Kallay.  All rights reserved.



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