3-D Wins Several Oscars at 2012 Academy Awards
Strange that a film about a silent film star
beat out the film about old and new cinema magic
for best picture at the 2012 Academy Awards. The
Artist won best picture but its a likely
bet that Hugo 3-D will be the best remembered
of 2012. Hugo took home five awards at the Feb.
25 ceremony in Hollywood.
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson.
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley.
Best Visual Effects: Hugo
The Hugo 3-D poster shown here with the key artwork
was distributed in lentincular 3-D to selected
3-D Glasses and a Limited Edition Lithograph Available
at Another Titanic 3-D Preview
James Cameron is brought back his Best Picture
winning film Titanic to the big screen
in 3-D on Valentine's Day with a special sneak
preview event for lovebirds looking to go back
to the R.M.S. Titanic, but now even more fans
in Canada and the United States will get a chance
to catch an early screening of the theatrical
re-release, and there's some special goodies in
store if you can get a ticket.
Fans in Canada can catch a screening on Monday,
April 2 while audiences in the United States can
catch the film on Tuesday, April 3 before the
film hits theatres on April 4, just eleven days
before the real anniversary of the April 15, 1912
Those in attendance will not only get to see
the film in 3-D, but they will also receive a
collector's edition pair of Titanic RealD 3-D
glasses and a limited edition lithograph from
Here is the poster art for Dr. Suess' The
SPOILER ALERT: For those who don't get the inside
joke, IMAX TREE-D instead of Three-D is a play
on words because The Lorax is a film with an environmentally-friendly
The 3-D CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The
Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’
classic tale of a forest creature who shares the
enduring power of hope. The animated adventure
follows the journey of a boy as he searches for
the one thing that will enable him to win the
affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it
he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy
yet charming creature who fights to protect his
Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the
iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed
Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also
bringing their talents to the film are global
superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young
boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift
as Ashley, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob
Riggle will play financial king O’Hare,
and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s
wise Grammy Norma.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is the third
feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination
Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron reportedly
broke the record for deepest solo sub dive in
the submersible Deepsea Challenge. Within weeks
Cameron plans to dive to the ocean's deepest point.
In the space of 90 minutes, the sub is to carry
Cameron to the bottom of Challenger Deep, a 6.8-mile-deep
(11-kilometer-deep) depression in the Pacific
Ocean's Mariana Trench. The first and last time
humans descended into the trench was more than
50 years ago.
The dive is part of Cameron's Deepsea Challenge
project, co-sponsored by National Geographic,
which will take him and a crew of engineers, scientists
and filmmakers to explore the world's ocean trenches.
With the last few weeks, Cameron and his team
have successfully completed untethered test dives
in the submersible off Papua New Guinea and plan
to conduct more tests near Guam before attempting
the Challenger Deep descent.
View-Master® Images Available on a Smartphone
SpatialView is behind a new website that features
a selection of original View-Master® images.
Images are available in packs of 18 to 21 scenes
for $1.99. SpatialView’s 3DeeSlide accessory
converts the iPhone 4/4S into a glasses free 3-D
display. Unfortunately, the app is not yet available
for Android phones.
New England: Covered Bridges and Fall Foliage,
Yosemite and Famous People are among the 10 currently
Since 1939, View-Master images have brought the
world to life for children and adults alike through
its iconic reels and viewers. With over 1.5 billion
reels sold, the View-Master® image archive
contains thousands of images covering a century
of pop culture, current events, nature, science,
history and travel.
Download the free View-Master Digital3D app from
the iTunes App Store.
Support for Android 3-D smart phones, Windows
PCs and 3-D TV platforms will follow in the coming
A rare 9 reel pack containing three
3-reel packets sold for $17.50 with 18 bids. For
a short period of time, around 1995, Toys 'r Us
was selling these three packs to a set View-Master®
packs. Here we have three mint unopened packs
in the packaging (looks like the Canadian French/english
version) of Eight is Enough, Buck Rogers
and Laverne and Shirley.
A brass colored View-Master®
display rack sold for $77 with two bids. The rack
has 21 reel set slots (several reel sets will
fit in each slot) with a colorful double-sided
cardboard sign on top, as well as a viewer in
its original packaging (last copyright date 1971),
and a sealed Apollo Moon Landing reel set. This
gem was unused and came out of an old hobby shop.
The sign measures 14 inches by 9 inches. The rack
without the sign is about 15 inches tall by 15