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- Journey to the South Pacific
- To The Arctic 3D
- Grand Canyon Adventure 3D
- Hurricane On The Bayou
- Greece: Secrets Of The Past
- Coral Reef Adventure

Humpback Whales (2015)

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year. A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life, Humpback Whales is directed by Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (To The Arctic, Grand Canyon Adventure). Filmed with 15perf / 65mm IMAX® cameras, Humpback Whales is written and edited by Stephen Judson (Everest, To The Arctic) with a musical score by Steve Wood (Journey to the South Pacific, To The Arctic). A One World One Ocean production.

With support from Orange County Community Foundation, MFF Educational Foundation produced the Humpback Whales educational materials and programs, including Educator Guides, Educational Video Lessons, Learning Labs for Museums and Science Centers, Workshops for Museum Staff and Family Activity Guides.

Journey to the South Pacific (2013)

Filmed in the Coral Triangle amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Journey to the South Pacific transports audiences to an underwater Eden of exotic marine life. Sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures thrive here in the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem on earth. Audiences will join a 12-year-old boy on a voyage through the islands as he dives with the world's largest fish, witnesses sea turtles laying their eggs, and encounters exotic critters like the coconut octopus. Raja Ampat's islanders use ancient wisdom and modern science to protect their reefs, showing what it means to live in balance with the ocean. A tale of celebration and discovery, Journey to the South Pacific brings to life the extraordinary undersea beauty and inspiring human stories from this unique part of the world, revealing that we are all islanders on this ocean planet we call home.

To The Arctic 3D (2012)

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To the Arctic is an unprecedented journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close to this family’s struggle to survive and thrive in an environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Rising temperatures are changing the Arctic faster than anywhere on Earth.  With its incredible wildlife and abundant ecosystems, melting ice cover not only threatens polar bears and other wildlife, habitat and native communities, it affects all of us.

Opened exclusively in select IMAX® theatres in April 2012.

Learn more at www.imax.com/tothearctic

Copyright Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.



Grand Canyon Adventure 3D (2008)

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Set against the immense backdrop of the majestic Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D takes IMAX® Theatre audiences on an exhilarating river-rafting adventure down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues. One of the world’s mightiest rivers, the Colorado no longer reaches the sea. Every drop of river water is allocated to agriculture and populations along the way, many of whom don’t even realize their connection to the river. No water remains for the river’s end—the Colorado Delta—once a thriving estuary that supported the most diverse biosphere in North America.

The river journey is a compelling and emotional personal story for our main characters, two fathers and their 18-year old daughters. Our cinematic guides include the renowned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading advocate for water conservation and river restoration, and his daughter Kick. They are joined by Wade Davis, an ethno-botanist and author who has traveled the world studying other cultures, and his daughter Tara.  Shana Watahomigie, who grew up at the Canyon’s edge with her Havasupai family, is their Grand Canyon guide.   As the expedition journeys down river, audiences learn about the challenges we face and the many opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring our watersheds.  Narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring music by Dave Matthews Band.



Hurricane On The Bayou (2006)

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A giant screen production featuring one of the most vibrant places in America—the Louisiana bayou and the City of New Orleans—was originally slated as a film about the ongoing erosion of the region’s wetlands ecosystem. This erosion, at the speed of one acre every thirty minutes, is constantly removing the natural buffers that protect the region from hurricanes.  The filmmakers were in the process of simulating the effects of a hypothetical Category 5 hurricane when Hurricane Katrina struck. Beyond tragically illustrating the warnings contained in the film—and causing the filmmakers to return to New Orleans to record Katrina’s aftermath—Katrina became the most devastating and costly natural disaster in US history.

This unprecedented before-during-and-after coverage, in the tremendous scale of IMAX® photography and with an unparalleled musical soundtrack, tells the Louisiana story as no one else has. It reveals individual stories of human experience along with the environmental story of destruction. The wetlands that have been depleted by human intervention form the same ecosystem from which people receive wealth, cultural vitality, and protection from deadly storm surges.  This poignant human-nature relationship is revealed as an intricate tapestry of interdependence.



Greece: Secrets Of The Past (2006)

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A sweeping archeological journey back in time, the film sets out on a quest to uncover the buried secrets of one of the world’s most enlightened societies—ancient Greece—that for 100 years, from approximately 500 BC to 400 BC, became the center of human thought and creativity and laid many of the foundations for the way we live today.  At the heart of the film’s journey is Dr. Christos Doumas, an impassioned Greek archeologist who is working to piece together the puzzle of ancient Greece and better understand its influence on life today. Also playing a key role is fellow scientist, Dr. George Vougioukalakis, a volcanologist studying the devastating explosion on the island of Santorini in 1646 BC, which changed life in the Aegean Sea forever.  Doumas weaves a compelling story about how archeology has unearthed the ways in which the early Greek’s rapid progress in science, politics, philosophy, sports and art in turn resulted in perhaps the greatest explosion in human advancement ever seen.  Helping bring Greece into contemporary focus with her trademark wit and style is the film’s narrator, Greek-American Nia Vardalos, the writer and star of the runaway hit feature My Big Fat Greek Wedding.





Coral Reef Adventure (2003)

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Coral Reef Adventure follows the real-life expedition of two ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers, Howard and Michele Hall, on a daring 10-month journey to document some of the world’s largest, most beautiful and most endangered coral reefs. On their journey from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the majestic islands of Fiji and Tahiti and the mysterious Rangiroa atoll, the Halls meet with scientists and naturalists such as famed ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and deep reef ichthyologist Richard Pyle, who are all part of a growing global effort to build a stronger understanding of these fragile and essential ecosystems.  Featuring songs written and recorded by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and narrated by Liam Neeson.

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