Over the last few years, Pixar has welcomed the revival of 3D with open arms. In addition to releasing all of their features since Up in 3D, they’ve rolled out 3D theatrical re-releases of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc. At this month’s 3D Creative Summit, Pixar’s director of 3D production Josh Hollander shared insight into the studio’s approach to the format and discussed their future 3D plans.
According to Hollander, the studio is hard at work developing 3D versions of The Incredibles and Ratatouille. He notes that "[they’re] trying to figure out exactly what the release strategy for that will be," so whether these will be full-fledged theatrical releases or just 3D Blu-rays (like Cars 3D) is unclear.
In addition, Hollander also hinted at what to expect from next year’s Inside Out in 3D:
"The movie is just pure magic […] We’re looking at how translucency and opacity is used, which plays really well in 3D. There’s not much more I can share about it but it will build upon our use of 3D, supporting ‘emotions’ and emotional moments."
"Of those, the High Dynamic Range seems most interesting to us because there are entire worlds of colour that we’ve not been able to show you and not be able to represent in our films because of the limited colour space of the display technologies. 4K is also interesting to us – that added clarity. High Frame Rate isn’t something we’ve been digging into yet, we’re doing some testing but it’s not banging down our door and begging for us to use it right now."
To read more from his talk on the state of 3D cinema, head over to ScreenDaily for the full story. Based on Hollander’s statements, Ratatouille 3D is near-complete, while The Incredibles 3D is still knee-deep in production. Stay tuned for further details on those releases.
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