IMAX® and Warner Bros. Pictures' Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens on June 27 at the Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures' Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will open at the Ontario Science Centre on June 27. The spectacular documentary journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, which highlights the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers, lemurs, is narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman. Tickets are on sale at www.ontariosciencecentre.ca.

"There is no doubt about it: lemurs are cute creatures and audiences will immediately fall in love with these adorable animals," said Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "However, we hope that audiences will also take away the more serious message of animal conservation that the film's main scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright has been advocating for years. In 1991, Dr. Wright's advocacy led to the creation of Ranomafana National Park for the conservation of lemurs in Madagascar. This past May, Dr. Wright was awarded the Indianapolis Prize, which includes a US$250,000 grant, for her animal conservation work with the lemurs of Madagascar."

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar reteams Freeman, who has one of the most distinctive voices in the movie business, with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX documentary spectacle Born to Be Wild. David Douglas serves as director of the film, which features trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar has been rated G.

You can learn more about Island of Lemurs: Madagascar by visiting its official site at http://islandoflemurs.imax.com/

For information on tickets and show times, please call 416-696-1000 or visit www.ontariosciencecentre.ca.

About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 48 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet.  Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

About IMAX®
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SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre

For further information:

Media contacts 

Anna Relyea
Director, Strategic Communications
416-696-3273 | c: 416-668-1967
Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca 

Jefferson Darrell
Media Relations Officer
416-696-3154
Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca 

Andrea Mus
Media Relations Officer
416-696-3191
Andrea.Mus@osc.on.ca


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