'Coco VR' brings Pixar's take on the Land of the Dead to life
If you've been dying to see Pixar in VR, your wait is over.
There I am in the VR.
Pixar is the gold standard of animation on the big screen, but it has never brought it's stories to life in virtual reality before, until now.
Pixar's first VR is set in the world of Cocoa Its upcoming film.
You can take journeys with people that you can't take in real life.
And I think you create special kinds of memories that you can't otherwise.
Journalists got a preview in New York.
The experience takes you into Coco's glimmering land of the dead, where we got to dress our skeletons and paint our [UNKNOWN] heads.
We road a train through the Pixar metropolis.
You can even take a picture of yourself and a friend as skeletons in VR at a photo booth.
My C Net colleague and our resident VR [UNKNOWN] Scott Stein, compares it to virtual Disneyland.
Because you're entering this world that feels like a ride that's yet to be built.
Where you enter this Whole world of Coco.
And it even has this entry world where you know we're setting up at first.
Putting on costumes.
Realizing we can take off our heads.
Throwing our heads back and forth.
And then it invites you down this doorway and you enter into the expansive space.
And that's where we started to feel like almost a mini theme park.
Pixar's films set a high bar.
So going into this first attempt at VR I was bracing myself to be disappointed.
But I wasn't.
When an elevator lifts me above the town square to get a full view of the land of the dead, I felt like I was living inside a Pixar movie.
You are stepping into Pixar films.
This is the perfect one to do I think, cuz the visuals are stunning.
That in addition to that, you're also able to experience things in this that you can't in the film.
We both had fun exploring the land of the dead for these easter eggs.
You can watch a deleted scene, and explore concept art for the movie.
It's like DVD extras, but on steroids.
You can explore the land of the dead yourself starting today on an Oculus Rift VR Headset.
But even if you don't have a $400 headset you can still check it out.
Disney is offering sneak peeks at some Disney stores and movie theaters now until the film is release on November 22nd.
A version will also be available for gear VR When the movies opens.
I spoke to Pixar, and they said, this is only the beginnings.
The company says it is just starting to crawl when it comes to VR, but, those are the baby steps, before it can walk, and then run.
Now that's something worth losing your head over.
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