MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Titans of the Ice Age 3D is an action-packed immersive portal to the great Pleistocene ice age, 20,000 years back in time. Narrated by Academy Award® winning actor Christopher Plummer, Titans of the Ice Age 3D transports viewers to the otherworldly frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 10,000 years before modern civilization.
Opening at the IMAX®TELUS Theatre on September 20, Titans of the Ice Age 3D brings this harsh and beautiful era to life - a world buried in our ancestral memory, populated by saber-toothed cats, giant sloths, dire wolves and the iconic woolly mammoths. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life. Roam the mammoth steppe with baby Lyuba, a female Woolly Mammoth calf recently exposed by the melting Siberian permafrost, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered, extracted in 2008 from under a Los Angeles parking lot next to the famous La Brea Tar Pits. Witness a time when titans ruled untamed continents and humans walked with giants.
"Titans of the Ice Age 3D has all the ingredients for a giant screen wildlife spectacle." said Andy Wood, Producer. "Audiences will experience the world of these prehistoric animals with a realism that only this canvas can provide. The Pleistocene has been an incredibly popular subject in commercial films and pop culture over the past decade - everyone, particularly kids love mammoths! But the historical accuracy has often been lacking. Titans of the Ice Age 3D presents a veritable depiction of this fascinating epoch, and we are really proud to have worked with a distinguished team of scientists and partners to tell its story. The end result is a film that is both highly entertaining and revealing."
As one of the first films shot using ultra high definition digital cameras, Titans of the Ice Age 3D is a visual experience new to the giant screen medium. Stunning backdrops shot on location at Yellowstone National Park, the Northern Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and Alaska provide the scenery on which the drama of the Pleistocene unfolds. State-of-the-art, ultra-HD CGI allows long extinct Ice Age mammals to populate this world in photorealistic detail alongside Paleolithic humans, played by native Iñupiat and Yup'ik Alaskans.
Titans of the Ice Age 3D offers a broad perspective on the relationship between the Earth, its resources and its inhabitants, as well as our role in a constantly evolving world. The warming of the planet, for which we are responsible, is endangering thousands of species. How can we use the tremendous human capacity for innovation to contain these threats?
Titans of the Ice Age 3D
At the IMAX®TELUS Theatre of the Montreal Science Centre starting September 20, 2013.
For schedule details and extra information, visit www.montrealsciencecentre.com
Length: 45 minutes
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The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its presenting partners Hydro-Québec and TELUS, also the title partner of the IMAX®TELUS Theatre.
About the Montréal Science Centre
With more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre complex is dedicated to science and technology. It is characterized by an interactive approach that is accessible to all and showcases local innovation and know-how. The Montréal Science Centre is owned and operated by Canada Lands Company, a self-financing Crown corporation that optimizes the financial and community value obtained from former government properties.
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