3D Slate Bowed by Sony, Discovery and IMAX
Sony, Discovery and IMAX announced the programming line-up for their upcoming
3DTV joint venture. The trio intends to launch a 3DTV cable network in the United
States next year. The first wave will include the following shows:
“Abandoned Planet,” an original series of one-hour shows on abandoned
cities and settlements, produced by Flight 33 Productions.
“Africa in 3D,” another original, hour-long series of programs
covering the flora and fauna of Africa, from Aquavision Television Productions.
“China,” an original, hour-long series exploring the cities and heartland
of China, from Natural History New Zealand Ltd.
“Jewels of the World,” a one-hour original series exploring UNESCO’s World
Heritage sites, from Natural History New Zealand Ltd.
“Attack of the Giant Jellyfish” is a one-hour premiere exploring “the myths
and realities behind the global explosion of deadly jellyfish, including the
giant Nomura, whose strength and size makes them capable of capsizing boats and
wreaking havoc on the high seas.” From Discovery and Story House Productions.
“The Haunted” follows paranormal investigators using infrared cameras and
recording devices to explore “true, chilling and terrifying stories of animals
and their owners who are experiencing the unexplainable.” This one-hour program
was produced by Picture Shack Entertainment for Discovery.
“Into the Deep 3D” is an IMAX special on deep-sea marine life.
“Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D” from IMAX features Tom
Hanks narrating a retrospective of the astronauts who walked on the moon.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” the animated Sony motion picture about
food falling from the sky, and...
“Monster House,” a Sony picture about a “suburban home... physically
animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the
Sony, Discovery and IMAX announced their 3D joint venture in January.
Discovery agreed to provide the network, sales and technical support as well as
3D rights to its content and promotion. Sony is contributing
advertising, corporate sponsorship and 3D rights to film and music content.
IMAX is also providing licensing for future 3D films and patented image
-- Deborah D. McAdams