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Humpback Whales (2015)



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Narrated by two-time Golden Globe (R) 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 the remote islands of 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 (R) 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 (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (To The Arctic, Grand Canyon Adventure). Filmed with 15perf / 65mm IMAX (R) cameras, Humpback Whales is written and edited by Stephen Judson (Everest, To The Arctic) with a musical score by Steve Wood (Journey to the South Pacific, To The Arctic). A One World One Ocean production. (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Humpback Whales

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The most effective passages come in less obvious teaching moments - massive whales breeching, males battling for supremacy, and long, languid scenes of graceful mothers slowly swimming with their calves.

May 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Humpback Whales offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense.

March 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Immersive in ways that not many movies can claim, Humpback Whales is a prime example of the power of large-format documentaries to educate, delight and inspire.

March 4, 2015 | Full Review…

I've long been a fan of IMAX nature documentaries, but "Humpback Whales," directed by Greg MacGillivray, is something special.

February 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Some animals were simply made for the bigscreen, as the subjects of "Humpback Whales" prove all too swimmingly.

February 12, 2015 | Full Review…

A monstrously entertaining documentary.

June 8, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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