3D Mania: Encounter in the Third Dimension takes audiences to the Institute of 3D Technology, where an intelligent yet bumbling professor tries his hand at creating his own 3D innovation, dubbed Real-O-Vision. Audiences will encounter early incarnations of the third dimension, from a re-creation of one of the earliest 3D movies ever made to classic clips from Hollywood’s original 3D heyday of the 1950s.

Length: 19:00 and 38:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1999
  • Date Released:
    February 1999; a ColorCode version was released in 2000.
  • Alternate Titles: 3D Mania
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: <20, 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital
  • Distributor:
    nWave Pictures (worldwide), Simex-Iwerks (8/70)
  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Ben Stassen
  • Producer: Charlotte Huggins, Kim Nelson Fry, Sean Phillips
  • Director:  Ben Stassen, Sean Phillips
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Ben Stassen (story), Kurt Frey (screenplay)
  • Cinematography: Sean Phillips
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Louis Vyncke
  • Editor: Sean MacLeod Phillips
  • Narrator: Harry Shearer
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Animation
  • Fantasy




Film Facts

A 38-minute ColorCode version was released in 2000.