IMAX to Open 'Megamind' on Friday

DreamWorks' animated blockbuster to roll out on 195 IMAX 3D screens

TORONTO -- Mega-screen exhibitor IMAX Corp. is to open DreamWorks Animation's Megamind 3D on 195 screens locally this Friday, simultaneous with its North American wide release.

Toronto-based IMAX is also to eventually screen Megamind on around 30 international screens over the course of the run, starting with nine this weekend.

Megamind, which features voicing by Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, was originally rendered in 3D animation.

IMAX then digitally re-mastered the animated feature for its giant screen format to release Megamind across its international 3D theatre network.

Tom McGrath directed Megamind from a screenplay by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons.

The film was produced by Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Casino, with Stuart Cornfeld and Ben Stiller as executive producers.