Dolby Laboratories has announced five new film titles to be mixed in Dolby Atmos, a new audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment. With the addition of Las Brujas de Zugarramundi (Spain), Mindscape (Spain and Canada), Tarzan 3D (Germany), Mr. Go (Korea), and nature documentary Guadalquivir (Spain), Dolby Atmos has passed the milestone of 50 titles announced within one year since Disney Pixar’s Brave in June 2012, the first film to use the new technology.
In addition, Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group plans to equip 27 screens across Europe with Dolby Atmos. The new sound format has been embraced by leading exhibitors worldwide, and the number of planned installations across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) has doubled, bringing the total count of planned Dolby Atmos screens worldwide to more than 200, a fivefold increase from the 40 screens that had been equipped just six months ago. The first Atmos cinema in the UAE opened in Abu Dhabi around a fortnight ago.
“The addition of these new titles shows how Dolby Atmos has been embraced by major studios and directors from around the world,” said Andreas Spechtler, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Dolby Laboratories. “With Dolby Atmos, filmmakers can position and move sounds anywhere in the theatre, even overhead, for the most realistic and lifelike audio experience – giving movie fans a whole new reason to go to the cinema.”