An unusual story about a boy stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger is an even more unusual subject for 3D treatment on the movie screen. But "Life of Pi," according to James Cameron, "is visually amazing, inventive, and it works on you in ways you're not really aware of. ... It does what good 3D is supposed to do, which is, it allows you to forget you're watching a 3D movie." Cameron's 3D production company helped equip the set for the Ang Lee movie.