Monsters vs. Aliens


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First Look: 3-D Monsters vs. Aliens

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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)