The ability to fly is one of the greatest wonders in the natural world. Millions of creatures soar above our heads today, using a fabulous variety of techniques to defy gravity and master their aerial environment. But how did animals make the incredible transition from land to air?
Conquest of the Skies uses the very latest science and stunning special effects to uncover the 300-million-year story of flight—and it’s not simply about birds. Using advanced 3D filming technology we capture the beauty and excitement of the whole world of flying creatures, from the fastest predatory falcons to the most acrobatic of insects, night flyers like owls and bats, and the soaring and gliding specialists capable of traveling huge distances. Audiences will enter the truly amazing world of these remarkable animal aviators, and leave the theater both stunned by the spectacle and thrilled by the story of how animals rose up and conquered the skies.
Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett’s beloved children’s book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs follows inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) and a brainy weathergirl (voice of Anna Faris) as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped, and food is falling in its place.
The entire family will enjoy this incredible 4-D experience that includes a spaghetti tornado, an ice cream storm and a cheeseburger downpour. It’s the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese.
The love story between chickens and men has lasted for over 5000 years. How has this humble forest animal managed to conquer all continents, all territories and become the most abundant and diversified feathered species on our planet?
Today there are over 19 billion on earth, three times more than human beings, and many more than any other species of wild birds.
How did this darkly plumed forest species become so diverse in colour, form and behaviour? What is the everyday life of the hens and roosters that surround us?
Battery-farmed in Brazilian hangars, raised outdoors in the English countryside, in Filipino combat training centers, in survivalists’ bunkers or on New York’s roofs, chickens can live many different lives.
This documentary will explore the world of mankind and chickens in order to unveil the mysteries of the unprecedented success of this unassuming bird.
Welcome to Paris, City of Light, 19th Century! A new tourist attraction is about to open its doors: the Catacombs. Travel back in time, and become the first visitor to discover the world famous underground cemetery located beneath the city’s streets … This 3D/4D film is targeted at theme parks and FEC’s, around Halloween or any other scary occasion!
The main hero is an art thief who signs up for the mobster’s order to steal the Golden Head from the municipal museum. But suddenly another thief appears hired by the rival mafia group. This creeper Gekkona from under Orl’s nose has stolen the key which opened the treasure where the Golden Head was kept. In chase of the halidom Orl and Gekkona fall in love with each other and give their clients the push.
Craftsmen, helpers and volunteers are busy building a monastery in town without the modern tools of the 21st century. Rather than tractors with easy loading and unloading mechanisms, oxen are being used to carry heavy loads of stones. The woods are being chopped with an axe instead of a wood chipper and from the smithy you can hear the sound of an anvil.
Building a living historical site with the aid of staff dressed in period costumes is a totally new and ambitious project. By portraying construction, everyday life and the monastic culture of the Carolingian times – a period setting stage for our common medieval heritage – in the microcosm of an almost autonomous abbey, the inhabitants of Meßkirch will have the prestige of bringing the medieval times into the 21st century.
For centuries, the Plan of Saint Gall has inspired a vast number of architects and even more historians. Yet, it had never before been realised – until today. Welcome back to the Dark Ages!
An award-winning 3D ‘aerial adventure’ from hot air balloons that unveils the splendor and beauty of a mysterious land – Burma. An international balloonist group first visited Myanmar in 1998. Undeterred by critical press reports about the military regime, they wanted to get a bird’s-eye view of the country – to see for themselves what was actually going on. They have been coming every year since, for the last thirteen years, and first encounters have turned into lasting friendships.
The unique mechanism of the mosquito’s proboscis inspired “pain-free needles.” The structure of dragonfly wings contributed to a wind-powered generator. With over 400 million years in the race for survival, insects embody technology that is amazing and was once unimaginable to humans. But now, cutting-edge technology unlocks this mystery, and practical application of “bug technology” is underway. The program takes full advantage of 4K cameras, macro imagery, and high-speed cameras to reveal the amazing mechanisms of bugs.
Join the navigators of the show, a comedic duo of a bugologist and his assistant, in this exciting and entertaining science program for the whole family.
Most will never experience the exhilaration of seeing a half-ton-grizzly bear in the wild — but now people of all ages are daring to get closer than ever before to some of the largest predators on the planet.
From the safety of giant-screen theaters worldwide, of course.
From black bears in Montana to polar bears in the arctic, the National Wildlife Federation’s fourth giant-screen film, Bears, features a fresh view of these powerful, majestic and often misunderstood animals in the full glory of their natural habitat, and highlights the universal threats to bear populations.
They form hunting parties of four to ten, usually in the late morning hours, with each jackal having a specific role.
Once the prey is subdued, the incredible “mobbing” takes place: simultaneously, up to 70 individual surge forward. This triggers a freeding frenzy … and makes the original hunters unable to protect their prey. Despite this specialisation, a hunt is successful only 13% of the time … indicating just how hard it is to be a Black-backed jackal on the Skeleton Coast.
Through the eyes of researchers Ingrid Viesel and Eric Murray, the film explores all aspect of jackals lives: their dens behind the dunes, their litter, heir division of labor, their social interaction and communications. By following two different packs, the story delves into the complex dynamics of the individual jackals as they continually struggle for position and dominance.
By revealing the seal-mobbing new behavior and the reasons behind it, the film solves the riddle of a collective switch from scavenging to hunting, and documents its social consequences.
Barça Dreams, is an emotional journey into the soul of the Club as explained through some of the most important figures in its 115 year history, from founder Joan Gamper through to Leo Messi, and including such legends as Kubala, Cruyff and Ronaldinho, all of whom are essential for understanding how the Club came to develop its own unique playing style, and one which has consistently been the focus of worldwide admiration. The movie includes appearances by Leo Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué; former players and coaches in the form of Johan Cruyff, Louis van Gaal, Ronald Koeman, Gary Lineker, Carles Rexach, José Mari Bakero and Éric Abidal; basketball star Pau Gasol; historian Carles Santacana; and journalists Ramon Besa and Graham Hunter, among others.
Cool Cities is an immersive global journey that explores how science and technology together with a cultural renaissance are opening the door to a sustainable future in many of the world’s most iconic mega-cities. The film will offer a practical vision for more livable cities that all people of all continents can connect with and be part of. We will showcase the human stories and real solutions that provide hope for a planet that cannot only survive, but thrive for countless generations to come.
The proverbial expression “Azores High” is renowned – but where does it derive from? The Azores Archipelago is situated literally in the middle of the vast expanses of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a windswept idyll, born from the sea. The most remote and secluded spot in Europe, an extreme outpost, and for centuries a base for Transatlantic sailors.
It’s rugged and romantic landscape reflects an almost austere beauty; rich green slopes interspersed with rocks, magnificent volcanoes, lava caves, idyllic lakes, black sandy beaches, lunarscapes, and exotic gardens contrast with a famous ancient wine-growing region, picturesque fishing villages, traditional folk festivals, isolated lighthouses and all surrounded by a deep blue sea surging against a bizarrely shaped coastline.
This elaborately produced film discovers four of those fascinating islands: Pico, Faial, Sao Miguel, and Sao Jorge. This is an archipelago for explorers who feel comfortable off the beaten track, the perfect destination for hikers, bird watchers, surfers, yachtsmen and free spirits alike.
The Northern and Southern Lights as seen from the International Space Station. Constantly orbiting at 400 km (250 mi) above the earth, the ISS is perfectly situated to witness the beautiful streamers of green and red light emanating from the collision of highly charged solar wind particles with oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the earth’s atmosphere. Centered about the northern (Aurora Borealis) and southern (Aurora Australis) poles the Auroras move in an almost hypnotic dance below the space station.