Dreamworks’ The Croods Released in Barco Auro 11.1
Following its recent alliance with Barco, Dreamworks Animation has released The Croods in the Auro 11.1 by Barco cinema sound format. The movie screened in Auro 11.1 at the CineStar Sony Center in Berlin last month. CineStar’s Sony Center cinema at Potsdamer Platz has eight theaters equipped with Auro 11.1.
“The sound quality of the Auro 11.1 cinema sound format is simply amazing," says Oliver Fock, managing director, CineStar. “It ensures a truly immersive experience. As the first theater with this audio system here in Berlin, we are proud to offer this experience to the Berlinale audience, starting with the première of 'The Croods'.”
The Croods, written and directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, tells the story of the world’s first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage) didn't already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Ryan Reynolds). With Guy's help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive – each other.
“This is the first movie where we have started post-production using the Auro 11.1 sound format from premix through to final mix. The Auro workflow has exceeded our expectations in terms of ease of use, sound quality and meeting our budget. We actually finished the mix ahead of schedule,” says Jim Beshears, head of post-production at DreamWorks Animation.