Once "Chicken Little's" run is over, Dolby will be able to work with other studios to distribute their pics on its digital screens.
Mouse HouseMouse House likely will use the new system again as well. It's exploring applying the new 3-D system to live-action films.
"Chicken Little" partnership is nonexclusive and all three companies are free to work with others on digital 3-D projection in the future.
Rather than adding a 3-D effect to a traditional 2-D image, as in existing 3-D projection, the Disney system uses the animators' own 3-D models and graphics.
"It's less of a post-production process and more of a co-production process," said Colum Slevin, senior director for computer graphics at ILM. "We're using all the components of their shots."