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'Miyubi' is an Immersive 40-Minute Virtual Reality Film

 - Aug 1, 2017
References: sundance.org & digitalbuzzblog
Felix & Paul collaborated with FunnyorDie on the creation of 'Miyubi,' the world's first feature-length virtual reality film for the Oculus Rift.

In the immersive experience, the comedic story unfolds from the perspective of Miyubi, a robot in the care of a typical American family, exploring themes like love and memory. The dynamic VR experience also includes a special Easter egg for viewers that can be unlocked, which includes a scene with actor Jeff Goldblum.

Earlier this year, one of the short virtual reality Google Spotlight Stories called 'Pearl' was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), speaking to the way VR technology is permeating storytelling, art and entertainment. In the future, with technology permitting, virtual reality television shows and movies have the potential to become the norm.