October 30, 2009 – United Studios, in collaboration with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) as the main sponsor, announced its latest international animation movie release – Planet 51.
With a production budget of US$70 million, Planet 51 was directed by Jorge Blanco, whilst the script was written by Joe Stillman who wrote Shrek and Shrek 2. This animation movie boasts a cast of renowned Hollywood artistes, namely Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Captain Charles ‘Chuck’ Baker, Justin Long as LEM, Jessica Biel as Neera, Sean William Scott as Skiff, Gary Oldman as General Grawl and John Cleese as Professor Kipple.
PLANET 51 is a funny reverse alien invasion story centered on the little green people with antennas who inhabit Planet 51, and who live in fear of being invaded by beings from another planet.
When Astronaut CAPTAIN CHARLES “CHUCK” BAKER lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it, he is surprised to find that the planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck!
Chuck’s arrival unleashes Planet 51’s inhabitants’ paranoia and the real adventure begins as LEM, a young resident on Planet 51, his friends and his robot companion – ROVER, help Chuck outwit the Planet 51 army. Will Chuck be able to return mother earth?
Exciting activities have been lined up to promote the movie Planet 51. You stand the chance to win a host of exciting prizes such as exclusive Planet 51 special screening tickets with MIX FM. Other exciting gifts include two (2) complimentary passes and one (1) T-Shirt for each new Streamyx subscriber, two (2) complimentary passes for each new DELL customer, and last but not least… a Planet 51 poster with an i-Talk RM30 purchased. Watch Planet 51’s trailer at www.bluehyppo.com and you could stand a chance to win 10 complimentary passes to watch this movie. In addition, commencing November 19, 2009 the first 50 new members signing up with the BlueHyppo Kidz Club will receive an exclusive Planet 51 T-shirt.
Catch us during our 9-day road tour together with Planet 51’s “Chuck” and “LEM” at Klang Valley’s shopping malls. Don’t forget to watch Planet 51 on November 19, 2009 here in Malaysia – a simultaneous release as that in 3,500 cinemas in the United States of America!