Animation Monsters vs Aliens (2009)


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Title: Monsters vs Aliens

Tagline: When aliens attack, monsters fight back.

Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Paul Rudd, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Julie White, Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Renée Zellweger, Sean Bishop, Rich Dietl, Rob Letterman, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Mike Mitchell, Kent Osborne, Latifa Ouaou, Geoffrey Pomeroy, David P. Smith, Lisa Stewart, Conrad Vernon, John Krasinski, Stephen Kearin

Release: 2009-03-19

Runtime: 94

Plot: When Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches. The military jumps into action and captures Susan, secreting her away to a covert government compound. She is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of Monsters...
Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland
Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Rated: Unrated
U.S. Opening Date: May 15th, 2009

THEY SAY Monsters vs. Aliens reinvents the classic ‘50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy. With the earth under attack by an unstoppable alien, it’s up to the monsters — (top to bottom in pic below) Insectosaurus; Ginormica (Reese Witherspoon); Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie); the Missing Link (Will Arnett); and B.O.B. (Seth Rogen) — to overcome their misfit status and save the world from the pending imminent destruction.

DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens, the studio’s first film produced in Ultimate 3-D technology, will be distributed by Paramount Pictures in March 2009. DreamWorks SKG Presents Monsters vs. Aliens, a Paramount Pictures release featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland, and Paul Rudd. The film is directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon. The producer is Lisa Stewart. The co-producers are Jill Hopper and Latifa Ouaou.

First Look: 3-D Monsters vs. Aliens

Wired said:

Facing an alien invasion? Spring some lovable, '50s-style monsters to battle the extraterrestrial menace.

That's the premise behind Monsters vs. Aliens, the 3-D animated comedy that's coming from DreamWorks early next year.

Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon, the movie pits four-eyed alien villain Gallaxhar (voiced by the always hilarious Rainn Wilson) against a military that's so desperate it releases a handful of monsters to defend Earth.

Vintage sci-fi and horror B-movies provided the inspiration for the flick, according to Vernon.

"I thought, 'Wow, this would be great if we could go back and do all the old 1950s monster movies, 'cause that's when monsters made you laugh," he said. "To actually have, you know, horrific monsters, but give them personalities and kind of satirize them at the same time."

This exclusive behind-the-scenes video clip offers a sneak peek at the making of the movie, with its cool-looking animation and impressive cast of voice actors.

The monsters fighting the good fight include California girl Susan Murphy, who turns into Ginormica (Reese Witherspoon) after a wedding day meteor mishap turns; insect-headed science freak Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie); half-ape, half-fish Missing Link (Will Arnett); gelatinous blue blob B.O.B. (Seth Rogen); and 350-foot grub Insectosaurus.

And who is might enough to command this monstrous team? The President of the United States (voiced by Stephen Colbert, who almost occupied the Marvel White House) and General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland).

Monsters vs. Aliens is scheduled for release March 27, 2009.

Photos courtesy Paramount Pictures

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(Via Wired)

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