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Select Marvel movies on Disney+ Adds IMAX signature sound by DTS

Select Marvel movies on Disney+ Adds IMAX signature sound by DTS
Select Marvel movies on Disney+ Adds IMAX signature sound by DTS

A number of Marvel Studios movies will get IMAX Signature Sound on Disney+, according to a joint announcement made today by Disney Streaming, IMAX Corporation and DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Inc. According to the release, subscribers using select devices will get a new way to experience select films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more with an expansion of IMAX Enhanced technology on Disney+ coming in 2023. This follows a move from November 2021 to make IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio available for select films. According to the announcement, IMAX signature sound from DTS will enable an elevated end-to-end experience specifically calibrated to provide home fans with IMAX-quality picture and sound.

Of course, to get the full benefit, you’ll need high-end devices that support IMAX audio, which includes IMAX Enhanced-certified TVs from manufacturers like Sony and Hisense. Owners of certified AV receivers from manufacturers such as Denon, Marantz and JBL will also be able to support it at launch. IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio, which delivers 1:90:1 and provides up to 26% more image for select sequences, is currently available for supported titles on all Disney+ supported devices at no additional cost or equipment.

“We are excited to launch the next evolution of IMAX Enhanced technology on Disney+ in the coming year,” said Jerrell Jimerson, Executive Vice President of Product, Disney Streaming. “This unique collaboration expands our long-standing relationship between Disney and IMAX, and we look forward to delivering this new immersive audio experience along with premium playback quality for current and future titles to our audiences around the world.”

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“We are thrilled to bring audiences an even greater cinematic experience in the home and beyond as we launch the next phase of IMAX Enhanced on Disney+,” said Vikram Arumilli, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Streaming and Consumer Technology, IMAX Corporation. can’t wait for fans to experience more of our groundbreaking, unparalleled visual and audio advancements across the entire IMAX Enhanced collection on Disney+, with more titles coming soon.

“Fan response to the launch of IMAX Enhanced titles on Disney+ has been overwhelmingly positive, giving viewers what they’ve been asking for – stunning images at home as intended by the incredible teams behind some of the world’s most popular films,” said Bill Neighbors, Chief Content Officer at Xperi. “Now fans will be able to get the full IMAX Enhanced experience with the addition of IMAX Enhanced signature sound from DTS, exclusive to these titles.”

IMAX is synonymous with the kind of massive blockbusters that Marvel makes, and is the gold standard for a larger theatrical experience for many viewers. Marvel fans have apparently been pushing Disney+ to mirror the IMAX experience at home, and now those subscribers with the right equipment will get what they’ve been waiting for – an extra image at home as intended by the incredible teams behind some of the world’s most popular movies.

Disney+ is the first major streaming service to embrace IMAX Enhanced, giving subscribers new ways to relive the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The release also adds “…and beyond” to that statement, perhaps hinting that we’re getting some Pixar and Star Wars films in IMAX Enhanced once the Marvel experiment is rolled out.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe first embraced IMAX in 2010, and has since become the highest-grossing franchise in IMAX history. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were the first films to be shot entirely with IMAX digital cameras, and all of the titles available in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ feature select sequences in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio.