Fox announces four new Dolby Atmos releases
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 gives filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre to create a highly engaging cinematic experience.
“Dolby Atmos is the most powerful sound technology we have ever used,” said Ted Gagliano, Fox’s president of post-production. “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 support it.”
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.
The Dolby Atmos version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will be mixed by Academy Award-nominated rerecording sound mixer Skip Lievsay (dialogue and music). Craig Henighan will collaborate on the mix (FX) and will conduct the sound design. Rio 2 will be mixed by Academy Award-winning rerecording sound mixer Randy Thom, who will lead sound design. Thom will be accompanied by Academy Award-winning rerecording sound mixer Lora Hirschberg at Skywalker Sound’s Mix A Stage.
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. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be mixed by Academy Award-winning 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.
Other newly announced Dolby Atmos titles include DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Disney’s Frozen, Lionsgate’s I, Frankenstein, Warner Bros.’ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Warner’s 300: Rise of an Empire.
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. Eighty-five films from 10 different countries have been or are scheduled to be released with Dolby Atmos 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 Society.