Friday, January 27, 2012

Universal's King Kong 360 3D Receiving Special Award From International 3D Society

Los Angeles, CA, USA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- In a departure from traditional awards, the International 3D Society has announced that it will bestow a special award to Universal Studios Hollywood for King Kong 360 3D at its annual Awards Program February 1, in Beverly Hills, CA.

“This is one of the more unique 3D efforts we have seen come before our judging committee. But the ‘King Kong 360 3D’ attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood is a brilliant use of sophisticated 3D storytelling and technology. Under the creative direction of Peter Jackson, the Society felt that this achievement deserved recognition with an award,” said Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society.

More than 20 awards will be bestowed at the Society’s black-tie awards dinner February 1st at the Beverly Hills Hotel Los Angeles. Golden Globe® winner Martin Scorsese will be recognized with the Society’s Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking, and Sony Corporation of America will be presented with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education. The Society’s Lumiere™ Statuettes will be presented for 3D motion pictures, television, advertising and video games. Entries were received from Asia, Europe and North America.

The International 3D Society is a community of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the art and sciences of stereoscopic 3D technologies and content through education, hands-on demonstration and celebration. For more information please visit

International 3D Society sponsors include Signature Sponsors Panasonic and Korea Telecom, as well as Founding Sponsors: Dolby, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, MasterImage 3D, PIXAR, Sony Corporation of America, The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and XPAND 3D.