Disney patent app looks to improve a classic theater trick

Disney patent app looks to improve a classic theater trick

December 11, 2018, 4:52 PM

Disney has filed a patent application for a new theater special effects system based on the classic Pepper's Ghost effect.

Commonly (and somewhat mistakenly) known these days as "holograms," a Pepper's Ghost is a 19th century stage trick that uses glass or another reflective surface to make a person standing off stage appear directly in front of the audience.

Disney's patent application seeks to improve the effect to create "live performances with real-time cinematic special effects." A live-action Doctor Strange show, anyone? Keep reading...

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