IMAX: To the Arctic | Full Movie

IMAX: To the Arctic
  • G
  • 40m
  • 2012
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic" reveals a compelling tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as never before captured on film, as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating and intimate IMAX® footage brings moviegoers up-close and personal with this family's struggle in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and majestic snow-bound peaks.
© 2013 IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Common Sense Says
Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that To the Arctic is an educational 3-D nature documentary about the animals that thrive in the world's harshest climate. Filmed in IMAX, the movie puts a special emphasis on polar bears and the plight they face as global warming continues to extend the arctic summer season. There's nothing objectionable in the documentary, but some very young kids might be disturbed by the tense scenes when a male polar bear pursues a mother and her cubs or when the white cubs get bloody from eating freshly hunted seal meat. The narrator also explains that some cubs and caribou newborns have died because of the elements or starvation. Since the documentary is only 45 minutes long, it's just the right length to educate and entertain kids about life in the arctic's frozen world.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Educational, Documentary
  • Release Date:April 20, 2012
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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