Posted by: Mark Plante on July 27, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO & BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and The Walt Disney Studios today announced seven new titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema™ locations around the globe. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
“Dolby and Disney have had many industry firsts together, including bringing the advancement of Dolby Atmos sound to audiences with Disney•Pixar’s Brave and the spectacular image of Dolby Vision last year. These groundbreaking technologies take the theatrical moviegoing experience to the next level”
The upcoming titles include Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, due out August 12, 2016; Marvel’s Doctor Strange, due out November 4, 2016; Disney’s Moana, due out November 23, 2016; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, due out March 17, 2017; Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due out May 5, 2017; Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out May 26, 2017; and Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, due out June 16, 2017.
“Disney is recognized globally for creating wonderful worlds full of fantasy and imagination, and fans have been amazed at how these worlds come to life with Dolby Cinema,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “With Disney’s continued support, the magic of Disney has never felt more real, and we can’t wait to see what this incredible new slate of titles look and sound like in Dolby Cinema.”
This announcement marks a major milestone, as Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 is the 50th title announced to be color-graded in Dolby Vision and mixed in Dolby Atmos for Dolby Cinema in just over a year. Dolby Cinema launched with its first titles, Disney’s Tomorrowland and Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, in 2015.
“Dolby and Disney have had many industry firsts together, including bringing the advancement of Dolby Atmos sound to audiences with Disney•Pixar’s Brave and the spectacular image of Dolby Vision last year. These groundbreaking technologies take the theatrical moviegoing experience to the next level,” said Jeff Miller, President, Studio Operations, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s very suiting that Disney was the first Dolby Atmos release, the first Dolby Vision release and now the 50th title to utilize both technologies.”
To date, The Walt Disney Studios has announced or released 17 titles for Dolby Cinema, including The Good Dinosaur, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Finding Dory and The BFG.
Dolby Cinema enables richer and more detailed storytelling through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing, delivers high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a dramatically different viewing experience that presents strikingly vivid and realistic images, making viewers feel like they are inside the movie’s world. Dolby Cinema also includes the award-winning Dolby® sound technology Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the cinema, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth. Dolby Atmos debuted in 2012 in Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award® winning Brave.
About The Walt Disney Studios
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice, and Disney Live!
About Dolby Cinema
Dolby Cinema, recipient of the 2015 Red Dot Award for product design, delivers the total cinema experience. It combines powerful image and sound technologies with inspired cinema design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
Dolby Cinema includes award-winning technologies Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision is a state-of-the-art authoring and playback imaging technology that enables the cinema to bring the story alive onscreen. In 2015, the Dolby Vision laser projector received an engineering excellence award from the Hollywood Post Alliance. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around them. Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio Society.
When these technologies are combined with the sophisticated Dolby Cinema design, everything comes together to pull moviegoers more deeply into the story and transform their visit into an event. In just over a year, more than 200 Dolby Cinema sites have been installed or committed to across the globe, with 50 titles released or announced.
For more information, please visit the Dolby Cinema web page.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
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