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Disney sets up first ever 3D panel

MUMBAI: Disney is dishing out what it‘s calling Comic-Con‘s first ever 3D panel, unleashing footage from Disney‘s A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland and Tron.

Avatar director James Cameron, Carol‘s Robert Zemeckis and Alice director Tim Burton will make the trek to the Con for the first time. Producers Sean Bailey and Steve Lisberger will represent Tron.


The two panels, set for 23 July in the cavernous Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center, will mark the first time any panel has screened reels in 3D, highlighting just how important that slice of the industry has become.


Apart from the high-level interest in Avatar and Tron Hall H might also see a repeat of last year‘s female fan frenzy with Summit‘s presentation of New Moon. In the programme lineup unveiled Thursday by Comic-Con International, the Twilight sequel panel takes place after the Avatar session.


All those eye-popping sizzle reels will require retrofitting to be done in the hall, including work on the projection system and the screen. Thousands of pairs of 3D glasses also will be needed. Fox and Disney are sharing the costs. It is unclear whether Bold and Comic-Con are participating in the cost-sharing.

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