Full Dome Native

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Lucia, The Secret of Shooting Stars
2018
31

Vladimir, a polar bear, and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras.

Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks.  She tells them about a legend evoking “stones of light.”

Meteorites, shooting stars, these “stones of light” intrigue them all.  In order to solve this enigma, they board for the Moon, then the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus.  Who is having fun throwing stones from space?

Hypotheses, observations, and analyses will allow them to find answers to their questions back on Earth!

Magic Tree House: Space Mission
2010
30

Travel with brother-and-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House® as they proceed to answer questions left for them in a mysterious note signed “–M.”

They first wish themselves to an observatory where they meet an astronomer who helps them answer the first few questions on the note. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books, and the note’s author, Jack and Annie are then taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning.

Let this exciting voyage carry you to the planets and far out into the universe where the duo nearly … well, you’ll have to find out yourself. The adventure is just beginning!

Mars 1001
2018
53, 43

An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars.

Reporter Miles O’Brien is reporting live from his Space Headquarters TV Studio in New York while events unfold for the crew on their 1001 day long mission.

We will witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth.

This journey is made possible by the biggest engineering feat ever and loaded with scientific experiments.

The explorers will be extending our knowledge of Mars and will be learning whether of not mankind has a future among the stars.

Experience the thrill of the grandest mission of exploration ever undertaken!

Mice and the Moon
2017
16

A tale about two little mice Pip and Chip who wondered if anybody bites the big Moon Cheese shining in the sky?  The bats didn’t know the answer, neither did the Wise Owl.

Luckily, Pip and Chip met two astronomy-savvy robots who explained what the Moon is indeed.  They told about the Moon Mares without any water or Moon fish, showed the Moon craters trough the telescope.  Pip and Chip were so impressed they wished they could fly to the Moon one day!

This fairy-tale is for curious kids.  It helps to answer some questions about the Moon and explains important scientific facts in a friendly way.

Mice and the Moon is a fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Micromonsters
2013
22

Travel to the microscopic world and discover some of the invisibles that feed on us and make us sick.  Lice, fleas, and mites.  Parasites such as bacteria and worms.  Enjoy them all with fascinatiny cartoon-style images.

Minotaur
2014
6

In this short animation, the archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle, and death/rebirth.  Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional states are conveyed: calm, love, joy, surprise, fear, anger/hate, and death/rebirth, leading again to calm.  The cycles continue until the stars burn out and there is nothing left.  Minotaur was created stereoscopically in Sandde, the world’s first freehand stereoscopic 3D animation software, but is also available in 2D Dome and 360° virtual reality (VR) formats.

Mission Earth
2019
33

Our Earth is so beautiful.  The small blue planet we call our home, in the midst of the cold and dark of the universe.  From high up in space we see the fairytale glow of the polar lights, the immensity of hurricanes, but also man’s impact on the environment.

Fulldome show Mission Earth takes you on a journey high up into space.  You get the best views of our home planet from an altitude of 40,000 kilometres.  It’s the ideal vantage point for discerning the diversity and beauty of our Earth.  The dancing of the polar lights has a mesmerizing effect, while the trajectory of a hurricane across the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking.  It’s also a perspective that allows humankind’s impact on the environment to be spotted.

The fragile interaction of the forces of nature is out of balance: the ice caps in the polar regions and glaciers in the Alps are retreating, sea levels are rising, and greenhouse gases in the protective atmosphere are increasing year on year.  It’s high time we took care of our wonderful planet.

Mission Earth begins now!

Moonbase One
28

The Moon has always captivated humanity, inspiring us to leave the world behind and venture into space.  Come on an amazing adventure as we strive to understand our magnificent neighbor the Moon.

Taking place across the night of a full moon, we join a Virtual Reality games developer as she struggles to work out what is wrong with her new game.  The game is set on the Moon and it is all based on real science.  It’s due for launch, but there’s a problem.  Could the bug be something to do with the phases of the Moon or how it was formed?

Moons: Worlds of Mystery
2012
37, 24

Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and the important roles they play in shaping our solar system.

Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our silvery Moon, then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds.  Journey to the outer planets and their moons, and return home with newfound wonder about the dynamic and intricate solar system in which we all live.

Music – A Dream of Sound
25
Natural Selection
2010
41, 29

Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the World with the HMS Beagle.  In the 19th century in Victorian times many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but life’s most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: how could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction?  It was time for someone to come forth with a Naturalist explanation of this mystery of mysteries.

Oasis in Space
2003
24

One of Spitz’s most popular fulldome shows, Oasis In Space, transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.  With a proven, audience-tested story, and an original surround format musical score, Oasis In Space will delight viewers of all ages.

One Day… On Mars

Join this expedition to Mars and enjoy a thrilling immersive experience.  You’ll dive into the depths of seemingly bottomless canyons and brave the violent winds that sweep across the Red Planet’s icy dunes.  Set to music by Dumas, One Day… on Mars will take you to a world that mankind, in its ongoing search for life, could well visit in just a few decades.

Origins of Life
2005
23

Origins of Life deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth.

Starting with the Big Bang, in chronological order, the show deals with the prebiotic chemistry in the Universe, the formation of stars, formation of solar systems, and the first life on Earth.  Furthermore, Origins of Life covers the great extinctions as well as our search for (primitive) life beyond planet Earth.

Origins of Life is a inspirational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth.  It features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it’s right now!

Our Friends the Animals
2018
25

Welcome to granddad Frank’s farm!  He knows a lot of things about the animals.  Come along!

Let’s visit the farm and learn a lot about them.  We gonna play riddles with animal sounds and learn many curious facts about them.  Let’s travel with granddad Frank on a great adventure!

We are going to meet the wild animals of the jungle, of the savanna, of the desert, the North Pole, the South Pole and the Oceans.  You are going to learn about birds, bugs, amphibious, carnivorous, herbivorous, and much more!

Let’s play with the colours and let’s meet endangered species.  Will we ever get to the end of this adventure?

Our Friends the Animals is a fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Passport to the Universe
2010
19

What is our place in the cosmos?  In the American Museum of Natural History’s iconic space show Passport to the Universe, this question is answered as visitors travel through the observable universe to explore our “cosmic address.”  In an unforgettable experience, cutting-edge science creates images of unprecedented realism and accuracy as viewers begin to understand the true enormity of the cosmos.  A captivating explanation of fundamental cosmology, Passport to the Universe is an “evergreen” presentation—always relevant, always educationally important, always illuminating.

Pato’s Park
2017
15

Pato’s Park.  The Seasons.  Northern hemisphere.  Initiation of learning seasons, coordinates, and constellations, along with other celestial and atmospheric phenomena.

Planets: A Journey through the Solar System
31

The show is a discovery of fascinating landscapes that compose the Solar System.  You will fly over the landforms of Mars or Jupiter’s clouds, dive inside the rings of Saturn and experience the tumultuous era of planet formation.  But watch out not to crash into an asteroid!

Through real images acquired by space probes and stunning CGI, the show gives a modern view of the Solar System presented in the dynamic context of its evolution.

A fulldome show for planetariums and digital fulldome theatres.

Pluto: Chronicles of an Ex-Planet
2015
29

Until now, astronomers have only been able to hypothesize about what Pluto looks like.  A team from the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium went to Arizona last spring to visit the legendary Lowell Observatory and film some 360° immersive images of the historic telescope that discovered Pluto in 1930, along with some of the most beautiful skies visible from Earth.  Pluto: Chronicles of an Ex-Planet is an immersive experience telling the story of this intriguing dwarf planet that continues to fascinate us even today.

Polaris
2015
29

James, a traveling penguin from the South Pole, and Vladimir, a funny bear from the North Pole, meet on the Arctic sea ice.  They become friends, talk about their respective regions, and observe the stars together wondering why the night is so long at the poles of the Earth.  Novice astronomers, they are trying to solve this mystery by reasoning and observation.  Thanks to the rigor of James and the inventive genius of Vladimir, their scientific adventure leads them to build an observatory and then an improvised spaceship.  During a trip around the Earth, extended to Mars and Saturn, they get their answer and discover that the planets have similarities but also differences.

Polaris is a playful story combining pedagogy and astonishing 3D effects.  Addressing astronomical concepts such as the tilt of the Earth’s axis, planetary types, and ice in the solar system, the show also introduces key elements of the scientific method. 

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