The holiday movie season officially kicks-off today with the premiere of Rise of the Guardians, DreamWorks Animation’s first animated feature utilizing Barco’s Auro 11.1 3D sound format to deliver amazing cinema sound for a truly immersive experience. According to Michael White, reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, “Studios and technology companies are developing new sound systems to draw consumers into theaters rather than watch movies on television and small devices.”
The article mentions that Auro 11.1 distributes the soundtrack among speakers set at three heights in the theater to provide a more natural sound, according to the companies. Click here to read the entire story.
This heightened sense of realism could be a key differentiator for movie exhibitors endeavoring to lure audiences into theaters for a truly unique entertainment experience. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA), maker of the “Madagascar” films, is banking on it, having agreed to make its next 15 animated movies using Barco’s Auro 11.1.