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SURF'S UP Makes a Splash at Annecy

CULVER CITY, CA – July 14, 2007 – Filmmakers from Sony Pictures Animation will be speaking today at the 2007 Annecy Animation Festival to share details of the pioneering work that went into making SURF'S UP.

Producer Chris Jenkins and director Chris Buck will participate in a discussion moderated by conference head René Broca of CITIA, France. They will address the movie's innovative documentary style, realistic waves, imaginative camera techniques and other aspects of the story about surfing penguins.

The filmmakers will be joined by Noël Kechichian, associate producer, Ubisoft Entertainment, who will add insights into how the film's story, character and settings were interpreted for the SURF'S UP videogame.

The SURF'S UP session will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Petite Salle. It is open to all badge holders by reservation and to the general public with a ticket to be bought 30 minutes before the conference, depending on available seating.

Recruiting consultant Jana Day also is available to talk with Annecy Animation Festival attendees about careers at Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks. She will be at the Creative Café in the Imperial Palace from 12:00-1:30pm.

Sony Pictures Animation identifies and nurtures fresh voices and dynamic visions in the world of CG animated features for Sony Pictures Entertainment, under the leadership of Sandra Rabins, Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Animation.

Having achieved success with its debut titles, OPEN SEASON and SURF'S UP, Sony Pictures Animation currently has a full slate of films set for release including CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA.

The character animation artists and visual effects wizards at the Academy Award®-winning Sony Pictures Imageworks provide all CG animation for Sony Pictures Animation. Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks are part of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, led by Yair Landau, President of Sony Pictures Digital and Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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