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
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