Allow Google and Disney to guide you through a dark and mystical Kansas circus in Find Your Way to Oz, the latest Google Chrome experiment featuring elements of the upcoming film Oz The Great and Powerful re-created for the web in immersive 3D.
Like all Google Chrome Experiments, the project pushes the boundaries of HTML5 web technologies like WebGL and CSS3 to create interactive, animated online environments. Disney and Google Chrome teamed up with Unit 9, a digital media production company that specializes in storytelling through new technology, to take some aspects of traditional filmmaking and apply them to the Find Your Way to Oz project.
As you launch the experiment, the scene pans like watching a film, and the view can be controlled with arrow keys like a video game. Pretty incredible to see what the "open web" is capable of! Read the technical case study to find out how engineers, developers, and visual artists worked together to create this cinematic web project.