Dolby Laboratories announced today new milestones that include the installation of 2,000 Dolby Atmos-enabled theater screens, and 500 movie titles mixed in the immersive audio format.
“When Brave was released in 2012, Dolby Atmos enabled us to bring audiences into the rich and fantastic world of Merida through their execution of previously inaccessible soundscapes,” said Mark Andrews, writer and director of Disney•Pixar’s Brave.
Current movies playing in Dolby Atmos include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Doctor Strange, and the Disney animated adventure Moana.
Dolby boasts 18 films that feature Dolby Atmos soundtracks have received Academy Award nominations, with 8 of those titles winning Oscars for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Animated Feature Film, and Best Director.
“The future of sound for home entertainment is full of amazing possibilities, and Vudu is leading the way for streaming video services by being the first to deliver the Dolby Atmos experience to homes,” said Scott Blanksteen, Vice President of Product, Vudu.
Dolby Atmos debuted in 2012 with Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-winning film Brave, and since then has been utilized by 15 Academy Award winning directors and 28 Academy Award winning sound mixers.