(Macao, July 13, 2013) - Celebrities gathered at The Venetian® Macao Saturday afternoon for the regional premiere of DreamWorks Animation's latest 3-D feature film, "Turbo" - a high-velocity comedy about an ordinary garden snail who dares to dream big - and fast. The exclusive event at the Venetian Theatre marked the region's first-ever screening of the movie, where invited guests, media, members and families of the Automobile General Association Macao-China were given the opportunity to enjoy the entire film in a luxurious setting ahead of its July 18 official theatrical release in Hong Kong and Macao.
Guests in attendance at Saturday's premiere included experienced Macao auto racers Jeronimo Badaraco, Leong Ian Veng, Chou Keng Kuan, Wong Wan Long and Ip Un Hou - among them winners of the 2013 AAMC Macau Touring Car Series and previous years' Macau Grand Prix races; the legendary Harlem Globetrotters, in town for an exhibition game at the CotaiArena™ the same day; and celebrities FAMA ("Turbo" Cantonese dubbing talents), Jennifer Tse, Lelia Chow, Alice Chan, Ana R., Jacquelin Ch'ng, Ann Ho, Angie Ng, Ricky Fan, Charmaine Li and Lung Siu Kwan. Candy Lo, Nicola Cheung, Bonnie Lai, Skye Chan and Maggie Fu were present with their children as well.
Bringing the regional premiere of DreamWorks Animation's latest feature to The Venetian Macao is part of the exciting DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts, recently launched as a result of an alliance between Sands China Ltd. and DreamWorks Animation.
Hitting Hong Kong and Macao theatres in 3-D July 18, DreamWorks Animation's 27th feature film "Turbo" is a high-velocity 3-D comedy about an ordinary snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident miraculously gives him the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks his dreaming into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: racing against famed driver Guy Gagne. With the help of Turbo's tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small."
The all-star cast of famous voices behind the characters features Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), and Samuel L. Jackson.
The DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts offers visitors a host of DreamWorks-themed entertainment and activities featuring the well-known cast of animated characters from the hit films "Shrek," "Madagascar," "Kung Fu Panda" and "How to Train Your Dragon." Highlights of the exclusive family-friendly attractions include a DreamWorks All Star Parade; a themed DreamWorks character meet and greet area; weekend poolside DreamWorks movie nights at both Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central; as well as Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang! - a DreamWorks-themed buffet breakfast available with hotel packages at Sheraton Macao Hotel and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central.
The Venetian Theatre, one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China is a key player in Sands China's effort to bring the best international entertainment to Macao, having played host to renowned movie awards and festivals, including the China Music Awards and the Asia Pacific Film Festival. The diversity of entertainment provided by Sands China Ltd. ranges from global superstar performances and world-class sports spectaculars to family-friendly attractions, allowing locals and visitors of all ages a chance to enjoy some of the world's greatest entertainment acts in Macao.
Photo caption: FAMA, "Turbo" Cantonese dubbing talents, attend the regional premiere of DreamWorks Animation's latest 3-D feature film "Turbo" at The Venetian Macao Saturday.
Photo caption: Macao auto racing champion Jeronimo Badaraco attends the regional premiere of "Turbo" at The Venetian Macao Saturday.
Photo caption: Jennifer Tse (top), Ana R. and Bradley Garland (middle) and Skye Chan and family (bottom) were among the celebrities attending the regional premiere of DreamWorks Animation's latest high-velocity release, "Turbo," at The Venetian Macao Saturday.
Photo caption: Celebrities attending the regional premiere of "Turbo" at The Venetian Macao Saturday included the legendary Harlem Globetrotters, who were in town for an exhibition game the same day.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.
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About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 26 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.