Rise of the Guardians in Auro 11.1

Rise of the Guardians

DreamWorks Animation - the makers of top-notch animation movies such as 'Shrek', 'Madagascar', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'How to Train your Dragon' - has selected the Auro 11.1 3D sound format for the global release of their 3D animated feature film, ‘Rise of the Guardians’, now playing in theaters. 

Barco and DreamWorks Animation bring premium 3D audio experience to theaters worldwide

Barco and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. have formed an alliance in which DreamWorks Animation’s next fifteen animated feature films will be mixed in the revolutionary Auro 11.1 3D sound format for global distribution. ‘Rise of the Guardians’ is the first DreamWorks Animation movie featured in this new agreement.

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"Barco is committed to sound innovation that creates a truly multidimensional in-theater experience, and we're very impressed with the ability of their 3D sound format to immerse audiences even more deeply into the amazing worlds created by our filmmakers."

Anne Globe, Chief Marketing Officer, DreamWorks Animation

"What differentiates the Auro 11.1 format from previous sound technologies is that it enables us to place aural objects around the auditorium to envelope the audience with the rich, acoustic spaces that we create virtually."

Jim Beshears, Head of Post Production, DreamWorks Animation

Rise of the Guardians in Auro 11.1 wows audiences

In this movie you will hear some reactions of moviegoers who've watched DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Rise of the Guardians’ in Barco’s 3D cinema sound at the Pacific Theaters at The Grove in Hollywood.

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Rise of the Guardians mixed in 3D sound at The Dub Stage

Sound mixers Marti D. Humphrey and Chris M. Jacobson of The Dub Stage mixed DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Rise of the Guardians’ in Barco’s 3D cinema sound. They explain how mixing in Auro 11.1 works and how the new format creates an immersive cinema experience.

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Mixing Rise of the Guardians in Barco's 3D sound

Get an exclusive view behind the scenes of mixing DreamWorks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians' in Auro 11.1. You can see sound mixers Chris Jacobson and Marti D. Humphrey with Sound Supervisor Richard King at work at 'The Dub Stage' in Burbank (LA, California).

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Barco and DreamWorks Animation press conference

On 1 November 2012 a press conference was organized at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove in LA to announce the partnership between Barco and DreamWorks Animation. Special guests at the press conference included Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation and Jim Beshears, Head of Post Production at DreamWorks Animation.

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Rise of the Guardians - Official trailer

‘Rise of the Guardians’ is an epic adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost - legendary heroes, each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch threatens to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of all children on earth.

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