The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past,
and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be mixed in the world's
most advanced cinema sound format
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Twentieth
Century Fox will be releasing several Dolby® Atmos™ titles in
a broad range of genres, including action, animation, and comedy with The
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Dawn
of the Planet of the Apes.
Dolby Atmos has rapidly become the preferred sound format of
award-winning filmmakers, major studios, and exhibitors the world over.
Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving
filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the
movie theatre to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
"Dolby Atmos is the most powerful sound technology we have ever used,"
said Ted Gagliano, President of Post Production, Twentieth Century Fox.
"Whether you are watching an action thriller or a comedy, Dolby Atmos
will make you feel as if you, too, are in the movie, not merely watching
it. Twentieth Century Fox is proud to have been among the first to
Fox has released a broad range of Dolby Atmos titles, including the
Academy Award® winning Life of Pi, A Good Day to
Die Hard, and The Heat, in addition to those announced today.
Ben Stiller directs and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,
James Thurber's classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous
life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism,
romance, and action. When his job, along with that of his coworker
(Kristen Wiig) is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world,
embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more
extraordinary than anything he could ever have imagined. The Dolby Atmos
version will be mixed by Academy Award nominated rerecording sound mixer
Skip Lievsay (dialogue and music). Craig Henighan will be collaborating
on the mix (FX) and will conduct the sound design. Henighan and Paul
Urmson will be co-supervising sound editors. The Dolby Atmos mix will be
conducted at the Zanuck on the Twentieth Century Fox lot and Warner
Bros. Stage 6. The film is scheduled to release on December 25, 2013, in
the United States.
In Rio 2, from Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky
Studios, and directed by Academy Award nominated Carlos Saldanha, it's a
jungle out there for Blu, Jewel, and their three kids, after they're
hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. The Dolby
Atmos version will be mixed by Academy Award winner rerecording sound
mixer Randy Thom (FX), who will lead sound design. Thom will be
accompanied by Academy Award winning rerecording sound mixer Lora
Hirschberg (dialogue and music) at Skywalker Sound's Mix A Stage.
Academy Award nominated Gwen Whittle will be the supervising sound
editor. The film is scheduled to release on April 11, 2014, in the
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the ultimate X-Men ensemble fights
a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The
beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join
forces with their younger selves from the past, X-Men: First Class,
in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle
that could save our future. The Dolby Atmos version of X-Men: Days of
Future Past will be mixed by Academy Award winning rerecording sound
mixer Doug Hemphill (FX) and Academy Award nominated rerecording sound
mixer Ron Bartlett (dialogue and music) at the John Ford Stage on the
Twentieth Century Fox lot. Academy Award nominated Craig Berkey and John
Larsen will be co-supervising sound editors. Berkey and Chuck Michael
will conduct the sound design. The film is scheduled to release on May
23, 2014, in the United States.
In the sci-fi action thriller Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,
directed by Matt Reeves, man and ape are brought to the brink of a war
that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. The
Dolby Atmos version will be mixed by Academy Award winner rerecording
sound mixer Andy Nelson (dialogue and music) and rerecording sound mixer
Will Files (FX) on the Twentieth Century Fox lot at the newly equipped
Howard Hawks Stage. John Larsen, Douglas Murray, and Files will
collaborate on supervising sound editing and sound design. The film is
scheduled to release on July 18, 2014, in the United States.
"Dolby Atmos creates a virtual reality of sound by precisely placing and
moving sounds within the theatre to make audiences feel as if they, too,
are in the middle of the onscreen action," said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice
President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. "Twentieth Century Fox, with its
amazing range of Dolby Atmos titles over the past year, really shows how
Dolby Atmos can take cinematic storytelling to a new level through
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Laboratories is equipping the cinema world with its new Dolby
Atmos technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in
storytelling by making it easy for filmmakers to place or move specific
sounds anywhere in the movie theatre. The result is what moviegoers have
described as a virtual reality of sound and the most engaging and
lifelike cinema experience ever.
Introduced in April 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all major
Hollywood studios, six Academy Award winning directors, and 11 Academy
Award-winning sound mixers, among others. More than 300 Dolby Atmos
screens have been installed or committed to in 33 countries with more
than 100 exhibitor partners. 85 films from 10 different
countries—representing a broad range of genres—have been or are
scheduled to be released with Dolby Amos sound since the first film
debuted in June 2012. Dolby Atmos has received technical achievement
awards from both the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Cinema Audio
For the latest list of Dolby Atmos titles, visit dolby.com/atmosmovies.
To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.
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 nearly 50 years, sight
and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and meaningful in
Dolby. For more information, please visit dolby.com.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby Atmos is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. "Academy
Award®" is a trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture
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Source: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
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