Meeting Human and Primate Stars of Island of Lemurs: Madagascar [Video]

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm


Remember when the only Imax 3D movies were 45-minute documentaries you had to watch at science museum? And remember how - unlike many of today's 3D Imax movies - they were actually shot for that format, and not to cynically add a surcharge to some superhero movie you'd pay to see anyway?

This Friday, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes you back to those days, with documentary visuals so dazzling in the maximum dimensions that you may have to watch a few times, to learn the biology at work beneath the in-your-face performances of Madagascar's finest. In an attempt to prime you for the science, however, I went to talk to some of the movie's stars: scientist Dr. Patricia Wright...and Felix the Lemur.

Video editing by Brian Gaughan.

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