'Aqua Teen' Movie Gets Full-Force Distribution


Move over "Fast Food Nation" and "Super Size Me." Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad are invading theaters to fulfill your greasy fast food needs.

First Look Pictures has signed on to distribute Adult Swim's animated film "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" on more than 800 screens.

The popular late-night cartoon created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis gets the big screen treatment in First Look's first foray into animation and Adult Swim's first feature under the Williams Street banner. In the action-adventure epic, fans will get uncover the tasty trio's mysterious past. Apparently, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force finds themselves in danger when an immortal piece of exercise equipment theatens the balance of galactic peace because the Plutonians have teamed up with the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past to "strive for ultimate control of the sinister deadly device." We're sure it'll make more sense on the big screen. Or not.

"Never before will the silver screen be engaged in such a celebration of animation," say creators Maiellaro and Willis.

"Matt and Dave's 'Aqua Teen' movie shows how edgy, inventive, and hilarious contemporary animation can be," adds First Look Studios Chairman, CEO and President Henry Winterstern. "Given Matt and Dave's unique vision and their boundless imagination, I know First Look is the right company to bring this cult favorite to a completely new audience."

The original cartoon's voice talent will reprise their roles in the film, along with guest stars, including: Maiellaro (Err, Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past); Willis (Carl, Meatwad, Ignignokt); Dana Snyder (Master Shake); Carey Means (Frylock) Andy Merrill and Mike Schatz (the Plutonians); and Bruce Campbell and Neil Peart.

The film is scheduled for a March release.

"Aqua Teen" first launched on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in September 2001. The latest season will run through this month.

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