new “untamed” IMAX films open Feb. 22
“Wild Chimpanzees” and “Ocean Wonderland”
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2003) – From chimps in the
trees to the depths of the seas, see two new eye-popping IMAX
adventures. Opening Feb. 22 at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater
are “Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees” and “Ocean
deep into Africa's Gombe Forest with a real-life ‘Queen
of the Jungle’ to experience the world of chimpanzees up
close and personal. “Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees”
takes viewers on an extraordinary trip to observe surprising,
fascinating and highly amusing chimp behaviors.
by the jungle, viewers are led by the world’s most famous
field researcher Dr. Goodall to explore the daily lives of the
now-famous Gombe chimp families: Fifi and sons Freud and the turbulent
alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad.
film is a thoughtful look at some of Dr. Goodall’s more
profound insights -- family relationships, tool making, war making
and playing are the foundations of both chimp and human societies.
addition to Dr. Goodall’s missionary-like efforts to save
Africa's chimpanzees from extinction, the film also reveals a
side of her that many people may not know. She operates an orphanage
for nearly 200 chimpanzees whose mothers were killed by poachers.
Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees” is a co-production of
the Science Museum of Minnesota, Science North, and Discovery
Place, in cooperation with the Jane Goodall Institute. Presented
by Bank of America, the film has also received major funding from
the National Science Foundation.
the IMAX Theater’s signature film, “Into the Deep,”
is “Ocean Wonderland,” a brand new 3D ocean film.
in a feeding frenzy, frolicking dolphins and soaring eagle rays
are just a few of the marine creatures featured in the new 3D
film, “Ocean Wonderland.” Filmed on Australia's Great
Barrier Reef and in the Bahamas, 3D sea film fans will be totally
immersed in the magic and majesty of coral reefs in “Ocean
film dramatically illustrates the threats that are destroying
the world’s coral reefs by showcasing the incredible beauty
and importance of coral reefs. The film explains how reefs support
marine life and provide habitat and food for a wide variety of
fish species. The film highlights several threats facing coral
reefs, and calls for increased protection and care of reef systems.
"Coral reefs are critically important to the long term health
of the marine environment," said Dr. Simon Cripps, director
of World Wildlife Fund’s Endangered Seas Program. "We
must recognize the effects of overfishing and climate change on
coral reefs, and take urgent steps to ensure that they are adequately
protected. WWF believes that ‘Ocean Wonderland 3D’
will raise considerable public awareness about both the importance
of corals, and the perils that they face."
Wonderland” was produced in collaboration with the United
Nations Environment Program and supports their efforts to reverse
the decline in coral reef ecosystems around the world.