Planet 51

 

The tables are turned in this animated sci-fi adventure featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Seann William Scott, Gary Oldman, and John Cleese. In PLANET 51, an astronaut arrives on a distant planet, but he's not alone; he's surrounded by aliens who desperately fear invasion by...aliens.
 
In a joint statement, producers Guy Collins and Ignacio Perez said that, "Planet 51 is a fun film for all the family and one of its strong messages, particularly for children, is to not be afraid of the unknown. That is what NASA has been showing the world for 50 years and I hope that our film will encourage children to increase their understanding of the Universe and NASA's work."



Planet 51 is a galactic sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this 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! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum. The film is directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and produced by Guy Collins and Ignacio Perez Dolset.







The film is scheduled for release on November 20, 2009 by Sony Pictures Worldwide via their TriStar Pictures division. In November 2007, New Line Cinema had picked up the film's domestic distribution rights; the studio itself was to release the film in the summer of 2009. However, the film’s producers insisted on a November release. TriStar Pictures became the film's home after New Line Cinema became a division of Warner Bros.
And if you're asking yourself: Why can't I do a film like that? you should know you're probably short on money (around 60 million dollars) and tools (200HP workstations, 50,000GB of storage space and 1,500 render cores...but don't worry, we'll get there.