Twentieth Century Fox® and Dolby Laboratories revealed that Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s visually stunning work Life of Pi will be mixed and released in Dolby® Atmos™, the new audio platform that has revolutionized the experience of sound in entertainment.
“Today we are pleased to announce ‘Life of Pi’ will be our third Dolby Atmos title,” said Chris Aronson, President, Domestic Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox. “We have been very impressed with the ability of Dolby Atmos to deliver a new level of storytelling with the soundscapes for ‘Taken 2’ and ‘Chasing Mavericks’ and expect Dolby Atmos to deliver an amazing experience for audiences with ‘Life of Pi’.”
Re-recording mixers Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett will be at the helm of the Life of Pi
Dolby Atmos mix. Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi
follows the story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. On November 21st
, 2012 audiences will be transported into the epic journey of adventure and discovery with an immersive and lifelike experience only Dolby Atmos can deliver.
Additional information on Dolby Atmos and recently released Fox titles Taken 2
(U.S. release: October 5, 2012) and Chasing Mavericks
(U.S. release: October 26, 2012) can be found at Dolby’s online media kit here
. About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos is the latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories that brings a powerful new listening experience with more natural, realistic cinema sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an end-to-end solution that takes into account the entire content pipeline and brings together mixers, studios, and distributors to create dramatic improvements in the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform provides content creators with a new creative freedom to tell their stories and simplifies movie distribution with a single universal package to deliver to audiences the full impact of the artist's intent, regardless of theatre configuration.