At CineEurope Dolby Laboratories announced five new film titles to be mixed in Dolby Atmos. 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 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."
Las Brujas de Zugarramundi, Mindscape and nature documentary Guadalquivir will be mixed in Dolby Atmos by sound rerecording mixer Nicolas de Poulpiquet at Best Digital Group’s post-production facility in Madrid. Mr. Go was mixed by Dexter Lab, the first Korean studio to work with Dolby Atmos.
In addition, Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group, the owner of Cinesa cinemas, plans to equip 27 flagship iSense screens with Dolby Atmos in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The first phase has seen seven UCI/Cinesa cinemas in Germany and Spain equipped with Dolby Atmos for the release of the Warner Bros. title Man of Steel.
To date, 38 cinema screens have been equipped with Dolby Atmos in 15 countries across EMEA. In addition, Regal (United States), SPI Cinemas (India), and Wanda Cinemaline Corporation (China) recently announced plans to install Dolby Atmos. These major global exhibitor deployments brings the count of planned installations of Dolby Atmos to more than 200 screens globally, up from nearly 40 screens that had been equipped worldwide just six months ago.
Currently, more than 25 post-production facilities worldwide are capable of mixing Dolby Atmos, many of them in Europe, including Ink Production, France; Post Republic, Germany; Rotor Film, Germany; CinePostproduction, Germany; Soundub, Spain; Best Digital Group, Spain; Pinewood Studios Group – Pinewood Powell Theatre; and Shepperton Korda Theatre, United Kingdom.