Félix & Paul Studios Partners With Universal Pictures to Create Groundbreaking Jurassic World Virtual Reality Experience

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Jurassic World: Apatosaurus Now Available on the Oculus Store to Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Users

Jurassic World: Apatosaurus

“Jurassic World: Apatosaurus invites viewers to immerse themselves in what it would feel like to be in close proximity of a living dinosaur—with the mixture of striking beauty and awe that accompanies this experience."

Montreal-based Félix & Paul Studios, a leading creator of cinematic live-action virtual reality content, today announced the worldwide availability of the groundbreaking virtual reality experience Jurassic World: Apatosaurus on the Oculus Store. This unique virtual reality experience is now available as a companion piece to the upcoming theatrical release of Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park series.

With visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic, sound design by Skywalker Sound and mixing by Headspace Studio, Jurassic World: Apatosaurus brings viewers to a unique encounter with one of the largest dinosaurs that has ever walked the Earth, in the heart of Jurassic World on Isla Nublar.

“Universal is excited to release the virtual reality companion experience to Jurassic World,” said Doug Neil, EVP of Universal Pictures Digital Marketing. “The experience captures the essence of this unbelievable park, that allows the viewer to see and hear the awesome presence of an Apatosaurus.”

“Jurassic World: Apatosaurus invites viewers to immerse themselves in what it would feel like to be in close proximity of a living dinosaur—with the mixture of striking beauty and awe that accompanies this experience," says director and visual artist Félix Lajeunesse of Félix & Paul Studios.

Jurassic World: Apatosaurus is now available worldwide to users of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition through the Oculus Store, a new VR content discovery and distribution platform. Through the Oculus Store, users can download VR experiences, games, and apps created by both virtual reality studios and developers. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, powered by Oculus, recently launched at Best Buy stores across the United States and users can access the Oculus Store directly from within their head mounted displays.

Jurassic World: Apatosaurus was produced using Félix and Paul Studios’ latest version of the company’s proprietary 3D VR system, which utilizes the company’s own stereoscopic 360° camera and postproduction software suite, integrating visual effects by the Academy-Award®-winning Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.

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About Jurassic World

The story of Steven Spielberg’s original comes full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life. Welcome to Jurassic World, a fully operational luxury resort off the coast of Costa Rica where 20,000 guests explore the wonder of Earth’s most magnificent living prehistoric marvels—of every shape and size—and interact up close with them every day.

When the massive and mysterious Indominus rex stages an escape and disappears into the jungle, order turns to mayhem and guests turn into prey. Dinosaurs escape into the open skies and water to engage in an all-out war for survival, and no corner within the world’s greatest theme park is safe anymore.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong and Irrfan Khan star in the 3D epic action-adventure that is directed by Colin Trevorrow and based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. http://www.jurassicworld.com

About Félix & Paul Studios

Félix & Paul Studios is a virtual reality content and technology innovator focused on the creation of cinematic live-action virtual reality experiences. Led by directors and visual artists Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the Montreal-based studio has developed a proprietary platform for 3D 360° virtual reality filming and production, as well as a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling. The studio’s creations set the highest quality standards in the industry and offer viewers a fully immersive sense of presence, time and space yet to be achieved on any other media platform. Félix & Paul Studios is backed by leading investors and advisors in the visual arts, entertainment and tech industries.

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