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Humpback Whales opens February 13, 2015 in select IMAX®, IMAX 3D® and other giant-screen theatres.
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life, Humpback Whales is directed by Greg MacGillivray and produced by Shaun MacGillivray. Filmed with 15perf / 65mm IMAX® cameras, Humpback Whales is written by Stephen Judson with a musical score by Steve Wood. A One World One Ocean production.
Alaska whale photography under authority of NMFS Permit No. 14599
Hawaii whale photography under authority of NMFS Permit No. 13846-02-03
"Response activities depicted and associated imagery shown were conducted under NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program and pursuant to Permit No. 932-1905-01/MA-009526-1"