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Release Date: September 9, 2009

March 21, 2007
Voice Added to Animated Sci-Fi

Several actors have been hired to voice the rolls of rag dolls in 9, a sci-fi animated adventure from Focus Features. Elijah Wood leads the group as the title character (each doll has a number for a name) who rallies the others to survive in a postapocalyptic world. Others include Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reilly. Director Shane Acker is expanding the project from his Oscar-nominated 2005 short.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

July 22, 2005
Focus Features goes for animation

Focus Features, a specialty distribution arm of Universal Pictures, is breaking into animation. They're going to be backing the Tim Burton-produced film 9 from director Shane Acker. The movie is based on Acker's short of the same name and takes place in a parallel world where humanity finds itself threatened. The short recently won the animated award at Comic-Con, and also won at the Student Academy Awards.
Source: Variety

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