‘Somewhere far far away, there is a place where life is simple, children are care free and everything is pleasant’. This is Planet 51, a world without troubles where everyone lives happily ever after … until one Thanksgiving holiday.
Directed by Jorge Blanco and scripted by Joe Stillman (Shrek & Shrek2), Planet 51 is an animated movie from Ilion Animation Studios in Spain, and stars the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Gary Oldman and John Cleese.
This feature length film is a sci-fi adventure comedy about astronaut Captain Charles ‘Chuck’ Baker, who believes he is the first ever being to land on Planet 51. To his surprise, he discovers that the place is inhabited by little green people living in a white picket-fenced world, reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950 America.
The citizens of Planet 51 have only one fear … that one day they will be over-run by alien invaders ?‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ just like Chuck.
Chuck finds himself on the run, frantically trying to avoid capture by the local Anti-Alien Army, who are fuelled by a paranoia of an invasion from outer space. He finds himself befriended by Lem, a friendly teenager, who is fascinated by the world beyond his planet, and determined to help Chuck recover his spaceship and return home.
The film title is reportedly a reference to ?‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§Area 51’s a disputed storage and examination site of UFO material, supposedly recovered from New Mexico, after the 1947 Roswell UFO incident.
Planet 51 is due for release in November 2009.
About Ilion Animation Studios
Ilion Animation Studios was founded in 2002 to create state-of-the-art computer animated movies for worldwide theatrical release using its own purpose-built cutting-edge technology. Ilion Animation Studios and companies Zed and Pyro Studios, were founded and are run by Ignacio Perez Dolset (CEO of Ilion and Pyro) and Javier Perez Dolset (CEO of Zed).
Zed develops and markets entertainment and community products and services for mobile and the Internet. Pyro Studios, creator of the international best-seller video game saga Commandos, is dedicated to latest generation video game development for the international market.
Cast of Voices:
Seann William Scott
Director: Jorge Blanco
Co-directors: Marcos Martinez and Javier Abad.
Producers: Ignacio Perez Dolset, Guy Collins, with Peter D. Graves, Michael Ryan
Executive Producer: Jos?¬¨¬© A. Rodriguez
Writer: Joe Stillman