IMAX Enhanced

May 22, 2023

HD REPORT: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ premieres on Disney+, adding IMAX Enhanced scenes

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania just premiered on Disney+ coinciding with the physical media releases of the film on May 16, 2023. Both ways of watching the movie follow the early digital release on April 18, which made ‘Quantumania’ available for purchase or rent.

But Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania on Disney+ offers an advantage over both digital purchases and physical media.
The advantage, if you want to call it that, is that it can display portions of the movie in a full-screen mode called IMAX Enhanced. Disney+ is the only service that offers IMAX Enhanced, and so watching ‘Quantumania’ from Apple TV, Movies Anywhere, or other platforms will only give you the widscreen aspect ratio, which displays the letterbox format.


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February 1, 2023

DISNEY PLUS INFORMER: Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ New IMAX Enhanced Disney+ Poster Released

Disney has released a new IMAX enhanced Disney+ poster for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” which is now available to stream on Disney+.

With IMAX Enhanced, the film comes with IMAX’s exclusive Expanded Aspect Ratio, which delivers audiences up to 26% more picture for major sequences of the film, meaning more of the action is visible on screen.


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January 9, 2023

FORBES: IMAX Enhanced Experience Set To Expand On Disney+

Unless you’ve been making a point of buying the handful of 4K Blu-ray discs out there that have been mastered for the IMAX Enhanced home entertainment experience, you’d be forgiven for thinking based on its appearance on streaming platforms that the IMAX Enhanced system is just a picture quality/screen-filling aspect ratio thing. Actually, though, IMAX Enhanced in its full form has an audio element too. Namely a specially tweaked version of Xperi’s DTS:X multi-channel sound format that adds some IMAX ‘secret sauce’ (which sounds to me like more dynamic range and, perhaps, a slightly more expansive soundstage) to the regular DTS:X experience.

Now, happily, a new arrangement between Xperi and Disney+ means that soon streamers will finally be able to join 4K Blu-ray owners in getting the full picture and sound IMAX Enhanced experience – provided, at least, they’ve got a TV and/or AV receiver capable of handling it.


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January 4, 2023

VARIETY: Disney+ to Add Imax-Quality Immersive Sound for Marvel Movies in 2023

Disney+ is bringing another facet of the Imax theater experience to the living room: The streamer plans to add support for enhanced Imax signature sound by DTS for a select batch of Marvel movies and other titles in 2023.

Disney Streaming, in partnership with Imax and Xperi’s DTS audio-tech subsidiary, announced that Imax Enhanced titles on Disney+ will be available with Imax signature sound by DTS on supported hardware devices sometime this year. According to the companies, the new feature is “specially calibrated” to provide immersive sound reproduction on home-theater systems — ensuring that “filmmakers’ creative intent is fully optimized for an Imax-quality presentation.”

By Todd Spangler

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WHAT TO WATCH: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever streaming on Disney Plus in February

Get ready to return to Wakanda now from the comfort of your own home, as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s streaming debut on Disney Plus has been set. The latest entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe lands on the streaming service on February 1.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to 2018’s record-setting Black Panther, released on November 11, 2022 and saw Letitia Wright’s Shuri take over the mantle of the Black Panther after the death of her brother T’Challa (following the real-life death of Chadwick Boseman) and dealing with a new challenge from a underwater empire ruled by the powerful Namor (Tenoch Huerta). Also in the movie is Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba and Michaela Cole. It was written and directed by Ryan Coogler.

The movie was a hit among critics — earning a “Certified Fresh” status of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes(opens in new tab) — and audiences, with it earning $821 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest grossing movie globally in 2022.


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DEADLINE: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Sets Disney+ Streaming Date After 82-Day Theatrical Window

Don’t say Disney isn’t a practitioner of theatrical windows: Their $821M-plus grossing Marvel Studios hit Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will finally land on Disney on Feb. 1, 82 days after its U.S. theatrical release. The movie opened on Nov. 11 to a stateside gross of $181.3M, $331.6M WW.

While the previous Bob Chapek-led era of Disney collapsed windows on Marvel’s Black Widow, with a theatrical day-and-date release on Disney+ (though had a paid tier for subscribers) during the pandemic in 2021, the studio backed off on such practices on future Marvel titles after a legal entanglement with that pic’s star Scarlett Johansson.

Since then, Marvel Studios movies have had lengthy windows: Thor: Love and Thunder hit Disney+ last year on Sept. 8, 63 days after being in theaters. When that Taika Waititi-directed sequel landed on Disney+ it had already made $341.2M in theaters. The pic would go on to make another $2M in its simultaneous theatrical and Disney+ run for a final domestic take of $343.2M. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuted on Disney+ on June 22 after a 48-day theatrical run (when it had amassed at that point in time $408M U.S. in what was a total B.O. run of $411.3M).

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will join 16 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, which gives subscribers more picture with an expanded aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience at home.


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ENGADGET: Disney+ is adding DTS audio to IMAX Enhanced Marvel films

Disney+ is bolstering its IMAX Enhanced films, including some Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, with another audio option. The streaming service will enable IMAX signature sound by DTS on select titles this year, offering viewers high-fidelity audio to go with the expanded aspect ratio.

You’ll need compatible equipment to hear DTS audio, however. At the outset, some IMAX Enhanced-certified TVs from manufacturers such as Sony and Hisense will support DTS on Disney+, as will certain AV receivers from the likes of Denon, Marantz and JBL. However, you don’t need any particular devices to view IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio of 1.90:1, which offers up to 26 percent taller pictures during certain sequences.


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August 26, 2022

COMICBOOK: Thor: Love and Thunder to Stream in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+

There will be even more love and more thunder when Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder is streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+. The Marvel Studios movie, which premieres on the streaming service this Disney+ Day on September 8, joins 15 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies available to watch at home in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio. The latest in a lineup that includes Thor: Ragnarok, Black PantherShang-Chi, and Avengers: Endgame, Disney+ subscribers streaming Thor: Love and Thunder at home in IMAX’s 1.90:1 ratio will see up to 26% more picture for select sequences, making more of the action visible on screen.

Like the 15 other titles, both the IMAX Enhanced and the original theatrical release widescreen versions of Thor: Love and Thunder will be available under the “Versions” tab on the movie’s landing page. The IMAX Enhanced version is available to all subscribers on Disney+ supported devices and will play by default.


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August 22, 2022

COLLIDER: Thor: Love and Thunder to Stream in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+

Fans can’t wait for the Disney+ Day, while the house of mouse dished out a lot of their plans for various projects at San Diego Comic-Con many things were saved for the studios’ upcoming D23 expo and the Disney+ day. Along with the peak into fan-favorite franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars the streamer has announced that additional content will be premiered in September. The new titles include the like of MCU’s latest release Thor: Love and Thunder as well as an intimate look at the making of Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman led will be provided with Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder.

Marvel Studios’ Assembled is an anthology series that takes us behind the scenes with the cast and makers. The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder will feature in-depth interviews with director Taika WaititiHemsworthPortmanChristian Bale, and Tessa Thompson as the cast and crew spill the beans about various aspects of crafting the colorful Thor installment. The docuseries will also feature raw, unseen footage from the set and beyond. Furthermore, Thor: Love and Thunder will join 15 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies which are now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+.


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August 3, 2022

ROLLING STONE: ‘Lightyear’ Is Here: Where to Stream the New Pixar Movie Online

“TO INFINITY, AND beyond!” the toy astronaut Buzz Lightyear famously said nearly 27 years ago in the original Toy Story movie. And now, with several films in the Disney and Pixar franchise, Toy Story fans will get to know the story that inspired one of Andy’s favorite toys from the 1995 animated classic.

Here’s how you can still find tickets to see Lightyear in theaters, and where you can stream it online right now.

Is Lightyear Going to Be on Disney+?

Yes, you can now stream Lightyear in IMAX Enhanced with your Disney+ subscription. The film arrived on the streaming platform on August 3, 2022, after it played in theaters starting in June. Anyone with a Disney+ plan can watch Lightyear online, and you can download the movie or add it to your GroupWatch through the app so multiple people can watch it together even if you’re not in the same room. Disney+ subscriptions start at $7.99 per month.


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