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Dolby, Disney Extend Deal Starting With ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Companies extend pact for another 20 movies

Dolby Laboratories and The Walt Disney Studios will continue their collaboration, adding 20 new titles to deal to release movies via Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” are the first titles under the new deal announced Thursday.

“Dolby and Disney share a rich history and mutual desire to bring the most spectacular cinematic experiences to audiences across the globe,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “With the expanded partnership, fans will experience many anticipated movies, including two upcoming ‘Star Wars’ titles and two titles in the ‘Avengers’ franchise, in both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound.”

Jeff Miller, President, Studio Operations, The Walt Disney Studios added, “At Disney, we strive to enable the vision of our filmmakers. Our strong partnership with Dolby and their commitment to developing state-of-the-art technology and tools gives the creative community an amazing palette to help deliver extraordinary experiences.”

Most recent and upcoming films coming to Dolby Cinema through 2019 include Pixar’s “Coco,” “Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”  and Disney’s “Aladdin,” among many more.

To date, over 165 Dolby Cinema titles have been released. Dolby Vision projection uses state of the art optics and image processing for enhanced color technology and contrast ratio. Dolby’s award-winning sound technology Dolby Atmos moves audio around the cinema for a more inclusive theater-going experience.