The Sundance Film Festival will be held in Park City, Utah later this month, and Walt Disney Animation Studios will present its second mysterious virtual reality project, said to be based on an animated short film called Ice Oddity 2,media reported. Disney revealed the project at the world premiere of Ice and Snow 2 in Los Angeles last November, but it has not been widely released. As a franchise for the company, film and journalism practitioners will have the opportunity to experience it live.
Myth: A Frozen Tale (pictured: Disney, via Cnet)
At last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Disney screened its first VR short film, Cycles. Director Jeff Gipson has revealed that the company has approved another “top secret” VR short film.
Although it is not known how Disney will plan for vr, the team will continue to explore. Disney, meanwhile, is actively promoting its own streaming-on-demand platform, hoping that Disney will be able to fight streaming giant Netflix.
Bob Iger, the company’s chief executive, is very concerned about it and officially launched the $7-a-month Disney Plus service on November 12, 2019.
Last year, Disney took a keen interest in VR-based games and produced several VR games based on Marvel and The Invincible Destroyer 2: The Internet.
Earlier, however, Pixar Animation Studios teamed up with Facebook’s Oculus division to create a VR project based on DreamIng For Travel.