Friday, August 07, 2009

Animalopolis Roars into IMAX

I think this looks like a fun thing to do with the kids.

Animalopolis Roars into IMAX
New “Seussian” style IMAX entertaining for kids of all ages

HOUSTON—Explore the animal kingdom with Animalopolis, a “Seusssian” style film, done in rhyme and verse, presenting 13 different wild animals as they are found in their natural habitats. Viewers get a unique perspective of the beauty of these magnificent creatures, from the glory and majesty of lions, to the sleek grace and beauty of cheetahs. Other animals such as polar bears, crabs, sea lions, rhinos, hippos and zebras are also captured on film.

“Animalopolis is a unique, hilarious IMAX that makes learning fun,” said Charlotte Brohi, vice president of IMAX operations. “This whimsical look at the real world of animals as they play in their natural habitat not only reaches out to parents and teachers alike but engages even the youngest of audiences who are sure to giggle, cheer and clap throughout.”

Animalopolis focuses on the lifestyles of 13 unique animals, sometimes ascribing human-like attributes to the animals to allow the audience to relate to the personalities of these creatures. A lion bursts into opera, singing “The Marriage of Figaro” to his pride. Sea lions turn somersaults and bears dance the waltz. This film is ideal for both the young and the young at heart. The animals are presented in a fun and humorous way, with just enough information to spark the viewers’ interest without dampening their desire to learn more.

Animalopolis director Tim Huntley, is an Academy Award winner for “Up,” a live action short, and has also received an Emmy and three additional Emmy nominations.
See more, hear more, feel more in IMAX®. For tickets, or more information, visit or call (713) 639-4629.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation’s most heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham IMAX® Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at One Hermann Circle Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

Until the next nap time...