BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "Hannah Montana"
fans everywhere will have a chance to see their favorite singer, songwriter
and actress, Miley Cyrus, perform her sold-out Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus:
Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour on the big screen for one-week only with a
special Disney Digital 3D(TM) presentation coming exclusively to movie
theaters in the US and Canada from February 1-7 2008, it was announced
today by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. The film will also
open in several international markets in spring '08 which include UK,
Australia, New Zealand, German speaking Europe, Latin America and other
selected Asian and European territories.
This filmed version of the concert tour will be shot in
state-of-the-art 3D at several venues during the upcoming 54-city tour,
which begins in St. Louis on October 18th with Cyrus's special guest, Jonas
Brothers. The film is directed by Bruce Hendricks (ESPN'S Ultimate X: The
Movie) and produced by Art Repola (ESPN'S Ultimate X: The Movie) from the
concert tour created and directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical).
Cyrus, the 14-year old singing sensation and star of Disney Channel's hit
series, will perform as both a solo artist and as her hugely popular
television character, Hannah Montana. The series is currently in its second
smash season, and has attracted legions of fans all over the world.
Commenting on the announcement, Cook said, "Miley is one of the most
exciting and talented performers of her generation and watching her on the
concert stage is a genuine thrill. As soon as she committed to the Best of
Both Worlds tour last winter, we wanted to find some special way to let all
of her fans share the excitement and fun of this live event, and filming
the concert in 3D seemed like an ideal way to do that. This is going to be
an exciting 3D motion picture event experience for everyone who loves
Bob Cavallo, chairman, Disney Music Group, added, "Miley Cyrus
continues to be one of today's most popular performers as the recent #1
debut of her 2-CD set, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus, on the July
Billboard Top 200 Chart demonstrates. She is a fantastic live performer and
this film is a great way to see her doing what she does best."
Rich Ross, president, Disney Channel Worldwide, said, "The success of
'Hannah Montana' on Disney Channel and our broadcast partners worldwide is
nothing short of sensational and we're so proud that the characters, the
stories, the music and our stars have connected so strongly to kids and
"Hannah Montana" is seen on Disney Channels all over the world and on
DisneyChannel.com via streaming broadband video. 2007-to-date and for 2006,
it was the #1 series on basic cable in the U.S. among Kids 6-11 and Tweens
and, across all television, was second only to "American Idol" in those key
youth demographics. It is also seen Saturday mornings on the ABC Television
Network's "ABC Kids" programming block.
In October 2006, the Hannah Montana soundtrack became the first ever TV
soundtrack to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and turned Miley into a
multi-platinum recording artist. Her latest CD, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley
Cyrus, was released on July 24th, and scanned over 325,000 units in its
first week, to become the top selling album in the U.S.
SOURCE Walt Disney Studios