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.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION:
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