Dolby and Disney Expand Partnership to Include More Dolby Cinema Titles

Posted Fri Apr 20, 2018 at 07:25 AM PDT by
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More Disney films are set to hit theaters in Dolby Cinema.

Dolby and Disney have announced an extension of their theatrical collaboration. As part of the deal, Disney has revealed an updated list of 20 recent/upcoming titles slated to be presented in Dolby Cinema with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at select AMC theaters throughout the US. 

"Dolby and Disney share a rich history and mutual desire to bring the most spectacular cinematic experiences to audiences across the globe," said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. "With the expanded partnership, fans will experience many anticipated movies, including two upcoming Star Wars titles and two titles in the Avengers franchise, in both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound."

Dolby Cinema is a premium theater format that uses the Dolby Vision laser projection system to deliver high dynamic range images with expanded colors and enhanced contrast. Likewise, Dolby Cinema also uses Dolby Atmos object-based mixing to create an immersive surround sound experience with overhead audio. In addition, Dolby Cinema at AMC theaters have been designed with comfort in mind, offering reserved recliners with seat transducers.

"I've admired Dolby technology since the original Star Wars. Dolby has been consistently innovating ever since, and I’ve tried to take advantage of their genius," noted Brad Bird, Writer/Director of Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2. "We remixed sequences from two films of mine for their reel to demonstrate Dolby Atmos, and I was thrilled to direct the first film released in Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision is an incredibly bright, sharp image, with a much wider color spectrum than traditional digital imagery. The images have amazing brightness and clarity, yet with richness and detail in the blacks that really pop in both live action and animation. The picture quality is nothing short of stunning."

Here's a full list of recent and upcoming Disney titles being presented in Dolby Cinema:

- Marvel Studios, Thor: RagnarokNovember 3, 2017
- Pixar, CocoNovember 22, 2017
- LucasfilmStar Wars: The Last JediDecember 15, 2017
- Marvel Studios, Black PantherFebruary 16, 2018
- DisneyA Wrinkle in TimeMarch 9, 2018
- Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity WarApril 27, 2018
- LucasfilmSolo: A Star Wars StoryMay 25, 2018
- Pixar, The Incredibles 2June 15, 2018
- Marvel Studios, Ant-Man and the WaspJuly 6, 2018
- DisneyThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsNovember 2, 2018
- Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2November 21, 2018
- DisneyMary Poppins ReturnsDecember 25, 2018
- Marvel Studios, Captain MarvelMarch 8, 2019
- Walt Disney Animation Studios, DumboMarch 29, 2019
- Marvel Studios, Untitled Avengers 4May 3, 2019
- DisneyAladdinMay 24, 2019
- Pixar, Toy Story 4June 21, 2019
- DisneyThe Lion KingJuly 19, 2019
- Walt Disney Animation Studios, Frozen 2November 27, 2019
- LucasfilmStar Wars: Episode IXDecember 20, 2019  

Beyond Disney, a total of 165 Dolby Cinema titles have been announced or released. In the US, AMC currently has 184 Dolby Cinema locations throughout the country. Likewise, more Dolby Cinema sites are located in China, Europe, and the Middle East. For a full list of US Dolby Cinema at AMC locations, click here, and for more info about tickets and showtimes, click here.

Source: Dolby

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