Acclaimed Documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar To Expand In IMAX® 3D
Theatres Across North America on Friday, August 22
LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and
Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), today
announced that the IMAX® 3D documentary adventure Island of Lemurs:
Madagascar, narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar
Baby), written and produced by Drew Fellman (Born to be Wild 3D) and directed
by David Douglas (Born to be Wild 3D) will debut in IMAX 3D theatres across
North America starting Aug. 22.
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX
Entertainment, said, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar brings IMAX 3D cameras to
perhaps the most compelling region for wildlife on the planet, capturing this
environment in the clearest, most vibrant way possible. As proven with IMAX
documentaries such as Born to Be Wild 3D, Morgan Freeman is the perfect guide
to lead moviegoers through this one-of-a-kind experience."
The film focuses on the groundbreaking wildlife conservation work of Dr.
Patricia C. Wright, who recently received the prestigious Indianapolis Prize.
This award recognizes high achievement in the area of animal conservation.
One of today's most respected and prolific actors, Morgan Freeman won an
Academy Award(®) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint
Eastwood's Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby. Freeman has earned four
additional Oscar(®) nominations, the latest for his portrayal of Nelson
Mandela in Eastwood's Invictus. He was previously Oscar(®)-nominated for his
work in The Shawshank Redemption; Driving Miss Daisy, for which he won a
Golden Globe; and Street Smart. His myriad credits encompass more than 80
films over five decades, only recently including Now You See Me, Oblivion, the
Dark Knight trilogy, Dolphin Tale, and Red. He has also lent his recognizable
voice to such titles as War of the Worlds and the Oscar(®)-winning
documentary March of the Penguins. In 2012, he was the recipient of the
HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to film.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar features trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C.
Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar. Wright is also a
Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Founder of Centre
ValBio, a research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar.
About Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman
narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature's
greatest explorers--lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes
audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of
Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago
and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.
Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright on her lifelong mission to
help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of
Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX
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