Experience Studio Recognized for Coco VR and Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
LOS ANGELES – July 16, 2018 – Magnopus has received two Emmy Awards nominations in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program for their work on Coco VR and Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab. The Emmy Awards in Interactive Media recognize excellence in interactive media programming. Magnopus was previously nominated for an Interactive Media Emmy in 2017 for Mission:ISS.
In Pixar Animation Studios’ Coco, aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Héctor on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Not only the highest grossing movie in Mexico ever, Coco was a global phenomenon and critical and commercial success, winning the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in 2018, as well as sweeping the board at the 2018 Annies.
Coco VR is a groundbreaking, fully interactive, social virtual reality experience designed to plunge audiences into the rich fantasy world of the film. Inspired by Coco’s odes to family, music, and adventure, the virtual reality experience invites users to explore an expanded universe within the Land of the Dead, and to discover their own personal connections to the core themes of the film. Coco VR represents a leap forward in artistic and technical achievement in virtual reality, with a true commitment to immersion and interactivity. Custom technology was developed to faithfully translate the visual fidelity of the feature film to realtime, all in the name of offering the audience a uniquely interactive experience in a cinematic universe. Coco VR’s specialized social mechanics up the ante by enabling visitors to explore the world of the film as inhabitants of that world, and most importantly to explore it together. Coco VR is available on the Oculus Store.
Blade Runner is one of the most visually-impressive films in cinematic history and its sequel, Blade Runner 2049, proved a worthy successor, earning two 2018 Academy Awards for its cinematography and visual effects. Inspired by these landmark films, Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab tells a new story set in a time between the events of the two films. The VR production aimed to tell a complex story worthy not only of Blade Runner, but of renowned author Philip K. Dick. By using cutting-edge volumetric video technology from Microsoft for the first time in a large release, truly human performances combined with the detailed environments from the Blade Runner world as a vision for “cinema of the future.” Magnopus, Alcon, and Oculus created a journey that builds upon a cherished world by allowing fans to experience it for themselves for the first time. Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab is available on the Oculus Store.
The Original Interactive Program category recognizes standalone interactive experiences created for a digital medium, for which interactive elements are central and fundamental to the work itself, and that emphasize viewer immersion and engagement in the storyline. Coco VR and Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab are Magnopus’ second and third nominations in this category, following the nomination of Mission:ISS in 2017.
Magnopus is a content-focused technology company that creates and distributes engaging experiences for people around the world. Based in Downtown Los Angeles, Magnopus’ Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning team is comprised of artists and engineers working at the forefront of their fields. Alongside acclaimed directors and brands, Magnopus creates stories that transport and connect audiences in new ways.
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Press kit for Coco VR located here
Press kit for Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab located here