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2009 Walt Disney Pictures Preview: ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic,’ ‘Up,’ ‘The Proposal,’ ‘Surrogates,’ ‘Old Dogs,’ More

22 December 2008 9:31 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This 11-image slideshow contains official press images and schedule information for the recently announced slate of films to be released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2009 including new films starring Isla Fisher, Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, John Travolta, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Duhamel, and the newest Pixar film.

These 2009 Walt Disney Pictures include “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience,” “Race to Witch Mountain,” “Hannah Montana The Movie,” “earth,” “Up,” “The Proposal,” “G-Force,” “When in Rome,” “Surrogates,” “Toy Story in Disney Digital 3-D,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “Old Dogs,” and “The Princess and the Frog”. Not all films have images released, but release details and dates were announced for the entire 2009 slate.

The release dates, cast lists, and filmmaker information for these Walt Disney Pictures films can be found below in chronological order, followed by a slideshow of available images.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Cast: Isla Fisher, »

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Filmmaker gets a case of 'Measle'

13 November 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Thor Freudenthal, whose "Hotel for Dogs" opens in January, is in negotiations to develop with an eye to direct "Measle and the Wrathmonk," an adaptation of the children's book by Ian Ogilvy being produced at Warner Bros. by Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke.

The story centers on a young boy who, after his parents go missing, is sent to live with an eccentric uncle who turns out to be a crazy wizard known as a wrathmonk. Before the boy knows it, he is shrunk and banished to be a villager in his uncle's toy train set and must figure out how to survive in the hostile environment.

Evan Dunsky wrote the initial adaptation.

Courtenay Valenti is overseeing for the studio.

Zemeckis and Rapke plan on using performance-capture technology, so Freudenthal coming aboard looks like a fit considering the director got his start in the FX world. He worked as a »

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Zemeckis producing, Kenan directing 'Airman'

18 September 2008 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Gil Kenan and Robert Zemeckis (MONSTER HOUSE) are teaming up once again to bring AIRMAN to the big-screen. The film will b e based on the children's adventure book by "Artemis Fowl" author Eoin Colfer.

The film will employ performance-capture technology with Kenan directing and  Zemeckis and his ImageMovers partners Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey producing.

The Hollywood Reports says that the 'swashbuckling scientific story centers on Conor Broekhart, a young man born in a hot air balloon to a family close to the king who has a penchant for looking to the skies for inspiration. After his tutor and king are murdered, Broekhart spends two years in prison, escapes and must decide whether to should turn his back on those who abandoned him or fight those who plot to overthrow the government.'

A writer is yet to be hired to pen the screenplay. »

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'Airman' flies to big screen

17 September 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gil Kenan and Robert Zemeckis, who teamed for the ani Oscar-nominated "Monster House," are partnering again for a big-screen version of "Airman," a children's adventure book by "Artemis Fowl" author Eoin Colfer.

Kenan will direct the adaptation, which will be done using performance-capture technology. Zemeckis will produce with his ImageMovers partners Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey.

The swashbuckling scientific story centers on Conor Broekhart, a young man born in a hot air balloon to a family close to the king who has a penchant for looking to the skies for inspiration. After his tutor and king are murdered, Broekhart spends two years in prison, escapes and must decide whether to should turn his back on those who abandoned him or fight those who plot to overthrow the government.

The book was released in January.

No writer is on board.

Kenan, repped by Icm, directed 2006's "Monster House," which Zemeckis exec produced along with Steven Spielberg. »

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