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BRINGING GIANTS TO LIFE

THE VISIONARY AND THE ARTIST

Ang Lee commissioned artist Alexis Rockman to create a series of dreamlike images that would help the film crew visualize key scenes.

A SPIRITUAL BREAKTHROUGH

Pi comes face to face with the whale who swam underneath him. Digitally creating a whale took four teams of animators spanning Taiwan, Canada, India and Malaysia.

WATCH THE ‘WHALE JUMP’ SCENE
WINNER OF 4 ACADEMY AWARDS®
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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscar® Winner Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with only one other survivor – a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are cast on an epic journey that must be seen to be believed.

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LIFE OF PI 2-DISC BLU-RAY™ PACK

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscar® Winner Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with only one other survivor – a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are cast on an epic journey that must be seen to be believed.

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  • A Filmmaker's Epic Journey
  • A Remarkable Vision
  • Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
  • Art Gallery
  • Storyboards
LIFE OF PI 3-DISC BLU-RAY 3D™ PACK

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscar® Winner Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with only one other survivor – a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are cast on an epic journey that must be seen to be believed.

  • Life of Pi in High Definition 3D
  • Deleted Scenes in 3D
  • Tsimtsum Sinking Progression in 3D
  • The Wave Tank in 3D
  • Theatrical Trailer in 3D

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

BUILDING AN ISLAND

The island was digitally built after an initial shoot of long-rooted Banyan trees in a Taiwanese Botanical Reserve.

THE WHIRLPOOL

The whirlpool scene was created entirely by computer graphics. A perfect replica of a Banyan tree hovered above a blue-screen, allowing Suraj to look down into the mystic waters below.

A HOST OF MEERKATS

Animators individually created thousands of meerkats to give the impression that each had its own personality.

WATCH SCENES FROM THE ISLAND
CG TIGER
REAL TIGER

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

King, the real-life tiger, was used as the model for his virtual counterpart. Can you tell which is which?

VIRTUALLY CLONED

It took over one year of dedication and patience to reproduce the principal tiger, “King.” Designers painstakingly replicated his skeleton, muscle and fur.

A KING AMONGST TIGERS

For Ang Lee, the choice of tiger was made easy when he spotted one with natural markings matching the Chinese symbol for ‘King’.

MEET RICHARD PARKER

BEFORE
AFTER
AFTER
BEFORE

INVENTING A STORM

Using high powered wind blowers and incredible camera work, Ang Lee’s crew was able to create a stunning recreation of a deep-sea swell...

BEFORE
AFTER

MAKING WAVES

“THE JOURNEY FOR ME WAS ONE OF FAITH, OF DESTINY – IT'S A JOURNEY FOR US AND THE VIEWER”
– ANG LEE –
Continue scrolling to enter the majestic world of  Life of Pi and discover how this visual wonder came to life...
PI'S EPIC JOURNEY:
CREATING THE UNFORGETTABLE
WINNER OF 4 ACADEMY AWARDS®
INCLUDING BEST DIRECTOR
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