The ChubbChubbs(TM) Are Back!

Sony Pictures Animation's The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas Set to Debut in

Selected Theaters August 8 with Daddy Day Camp

Also Included as Bonus Feature on the DVD Release of Surf's Up from Sony

Pictures Home Entertainment

Aug 06, 2007, 01:00 ET from Sony Pictures Animation

    CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The characters from the
 Academy Award(R) winning ChubbChubbs(TM) are back in theaters, this summer!
 The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas makes its debut on August 8, 2007 at selected
 theaters (check listings), showing before TriStar Pictures' Daddy Day Camp.
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     Having traveled the galaxy since 2003, when The ChubbChubbs! won an
 Academy Award(R) for Best Animated Short Film, Meeper and his ChubbChubbs
 visit Earth in the new Sony Pictures Animation short, The ChubbChubbs Save
 Xmas. While here, the strange but lovable entourage encounters multiple
 Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders
 Show) as Santa Claus.
     In this original new ChubbChubbs adventure, the cuddly little aliens
 with the bottomless stomachs are searching for somewhere to call home. Led
 by the kind but awkward Meeper, the nicest guy from the planet Glorf, the
 fanged fuzzballs inadvertently scare the naughtiness out of a budding
 delinquent as they pinch hit for Santa, and in the process learn that home
 is more than just a place to live.
     The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas was directed by Cody Cameron and produced by
 Kirk Bodyfelt for Sony Pictures Animation. In addition to Tambor, it
 features the voices of Brad Simonson returning as Meeper and Jeff Wolverton
 back as the ChubbChubbs.
     Cody Cameron, David Feiss and Jurgen Gross wrote the story, which
 includes the main characters from Sony Pictures Imageworks' The
 ChubbChubbs!, an original story by Jeff Wolverton. Original music is by
 Ramin Djawadi (Prison Break, Open Season).
     The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas also is partnered with the original
 Oscar(R)-winning The ChubbChubbs! as special features on the Sony Pictures
 Home Entertainment DVD release of Sony Pictures Animation's critically
 acclaimed summer hit Surf's Up, which goes on sale October 9, 2007, on DVD,
 Blu-ray and PSP. Starring the vocal talents of Shia LaBeouf (Transformers),
 Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Zooey Deschanel (Elf) and Jon Heder
 (Napoleon Dynamite), Surf's Up is filled with adventure and humor the whole
 family can enjoy. The film also features the talents of James Woods, Mario
 Cantone, Diedrich Bader, Sal Masekela and professional surfers Kelly Slater
 and Rob Machado.
     Daddy Day Camp, the hilarious sequel to the smash hit Daddy Day Care,
 finds dads Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae)
 in another zany adventure as they take over running a summer day camp.
 Armed with no knowledge of the great outdoors, a dilapidated facility, and
 a motley group of campers, it doesn't take long before things get out of
 control. Up against threats of foreclosure and declining enrollment,
 Charlie is forced to call on his estranged father, Col Buck Hinton (Richard
 Gant) to help bring the camp together and teach everyone about teamwork,
 perseverance and the power of forgiveness.
     TriStar Pictures' Daddy Day Camp opens in theaters nationwide on
 Wednesday, August 8, 2007.
     Sony Pictures Animation identifies and nurtures fresh voices and
 dynamic visions in the world of CG animated features for Sony Pictures
 Entertainment, under the leadership of Sandra Rabins, Executive Vice
 President of Sony Pictures Animation. Following its critically acclaimed
 hits Open Season and Surf's Up, Sony Pictures Animation currently has a
 full slate of films set for release including Cloudy with a Chance of
 Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania. Sony Pictures Animation is part of Sony
 Pictures Digital Entertainment, led by Yair Landau, President of Sony
 Pictures Digital and Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

SOURCE Sony Pictures Animation