Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)



Critic Consensus: Brief enough for the youngest viewers yet informative and visually spectacular enough for all ages, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is educational entertainment for the whole family.

Movie Info

Academy Award (R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby," "Dolphin Tale") narrates the IMAX 3D (R) documentary "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers-lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary "Born to Be Wild 3D," and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX (R) 3D cameras, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" takes audiences … More

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Drew Fellman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 31, 2015
Box Office: $10.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (12)

It's the human element in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar that disappoints.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The animated lemurs make kids laugh in Madagascar, but the real-life ones in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar should enthrall and inspire even the youngest.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The film is an equally fun and sobering look at the lives of these animals, along with the evolving efforts to try and save this distant cousin of humans.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" accomplishes a great deal in its 40-minute running time, entertaining and educating us while delivering a message about preservation that's clear without being heavy-handed.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Top Critic

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is only 40 minutes long, so there isn't a ton of depth; the movie is a nice overview, at best. But it's a fun overview for the whole family - one that may inspire you to learn more.

Full Review… | March 31, 2015
Aisle Seat

The photography is vibrant, the lemurs adorable, and aside from some mild eco-lecturing, the tone is warm and fuzzy.

Full Review… | September 10, 2014

Audience Reviews for Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar

I love documentaries. This one doesn't go far in teaching anything new or fascinating, but the scenery and the footage of the animals are beautiful. It's a quick watch, and definitely worth it.

It was a very interesting, very educational and very cute live-action nature documentary. It had really amazing cinematography, really great narration, great comedy, really great adventure, really great music, and a great story. It's one of the top IMAX nature documentaries of the year in my life. I recommend this short movie to kids and adults alike.

Chris M

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