‘Toy Story 3’ Gets Release Date With Imax 3D

ABC Family offers sneak peek during Sunday’s broadcast of “The Incredibles”

Last Updated: December 18, 2009 @ 2:28 PM

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release "Toy Story 3" to both Imax 3D theaters and regular screens on June 18.

And taking advantage of a little corporate synergy, cable network ABC Family will present a sneak peek from the upcoming Disney-Pixar film during Sunday night’s airing of "The Incredibles" from 8:30-11 p.m.

The world broadcast premiere segment is part of ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Disney-Pixar Weekend, which includes a selection of Pixar shorts airing Friday night.

The two-minute premiere will feature director Lee Unkrich introducing "Toy Story 3," followed by a look at the film.

For its theatrical release, "Toy Story 3" will be digitally remastered with proprietary Imax DMR (Digital Re-Mastering) technology.

Bob Chapek, distribution president for the Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement: "We’re very excited to once again unite Disney Digital 3D with the Imax Experience, and to do it for the long-awaited release of ‘Toy Story 3’ is a real treat. A film like this is designed to take audiences on an exciting thrill-ride adventure, making it a perfect match for both 3D and Imax."

Greg Foster, chairman and president of Imax Filmed Entertainment, said in a statement, "In Imax 3D and through the power of Randy Newman’s incomparable music, audiences will be able to see and hear Woody, Buzz and the rest of the larger-than-life characters of ‘Toy Story’ in a whole new way."