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Acclaimed Documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar To Expand In IMAX® 3D Theatres Across North America on Friday, August 22

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Acclaimed Documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar To Expand In IMAX® 3D Theatres Across North America on Friday, August 22

13:45 EDT Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Acclaimed Documentary's Subject, Dr. Patricia C. Wright, Also Honored with Animal Conservationism's Most Prestigious Award, the Indianapolis Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures, a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), today announced that the IMAX® 3D documentary adventure Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), written and produced by Drew Fellman (Born to be Wild 3D) and directed by David Douglas (Born to be Wild 3D) will debut in IMAX 3D theatres across North America starting Aug. 22.

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Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar brings IMAX 3D cameras to perhaps the most compelling region for wildlife on the planet, capturing this environment in the clearest, most vibrant way possible.  As proven with IMAX documentaries such as Born to Be Wild 3D, Morgan Freeman is the perfect guide to lead moviegoers through this one-of-a-kind experience."

The film focuses on the groundbreaking wildlife conservation work of Dr. Patricia C. Wright, who recently received the prestigious Indianapolis Prize. This award recognizes high achievement in the area of animal conservation.

One of today's most respected and prolific actors, Morgan Freeman won an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint Eastwood's Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby.  Freeman has earned four additional Oscar® nominations, the latest for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Eastwood's Invictus.  He was previously Oscar®-nominated for his work in The Shawshank Redemption; Driving Miss Daisy, for which he won a Golden Globe; and Street Smart.  His myriad credits encompass more than 80 films over five decades, only recently including Now You See Me, Oblivion, the Dark Knight trilogy, Dolphin Tale, and Red.  He has also lent his recognizable voice to such titles as War of the Worlds and the Oscar®-winning documentary March of the Penguins.  In 2012, he was the recipient of the HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to film.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar features trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar.  Wright is also a Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Founder of Centre ValBio, a research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar.

About Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.  As of March 31, 2014, there were 840 IMAX theatres (707 commercial multiplexes, 18 commercial destinations and 115 institutions) in 57 countries.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAXnXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube(www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

For additional information please contact:

Entertainment Media:

Warner Bros. Pictures

Paulette Osorio

818- 954-2708

paulette.osorio@warnerbros.com

IMAX Corporation - New York
Ann Sommerlath
212-821-0155
asommerlath@imax.com


Principal Communications Group - Los Angeles
Melissa Zukerman/Paul Pflug
323-658-1555
melissa@pcommgroup.com
paul@pcommgroup.com

Investors:

IMAX Corporation – New York

Teri Loxam

212-821-0110

tloxam@imax.com

 

Business Media:

Sloane & Company – New York

Whit Clay

212-446-1864

wclay@sloanepr.com

 

 

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SOURCE IMAX Corporation

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