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Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.

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Mike Slee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon Pinsent ... Dr. Fred Urquhart
Patricia Phillips Patricia Phillips ... Norah Urquhart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shaun Benson ... Ken Brugger
Stephen Bogaert ... Fred Urquhart
Megan Follows ... Narrator
Manuel Jiménez Frayre Manuel Jiménez Frayre ... Hunter #2 (as Manolo Jimenez Frayre)
Jayden Greig ... Ice cream boy
Dylan Hoerner Dylan Hoerner ... Young Fred Urquhart
Kevin MacDonald Kevin MacDonald ... Male Volunteer
Gerardo Martínez Gerardo Martínez ... Hunter #1
Jeffrey McRae Jeffrey McRae ... Dean Boen
Matthew Oliver Matthew Oliver ... Jim Gilbert
Montserrat Oliver ... Monserrat The Narrator (Spanish)
Alexandra Ordolis ... Female Volunteer
Thomas Price Thomas Price ... Jim Street
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It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist's 40-year search to unravel the mystery - where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies. Written by Anonymous

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monarch butterfly | imax | See All (2) »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Mexico | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight of the Butterflies See more »

Filming Locations:

Brenham, Texas, USA

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Runtime:

| (original)

Color:

Color (16 mm version)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.43 : 1
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Trivia

All the characters are based on the actual scientists who first traced the path of the butterflies from Canada to Mexico. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of "Flight of the Butterflies" shown in the 3D Theater at the Boston Museum of Science has been cut down to 25 minutes and retains no mention whatsoever of Dr. Fred Urquhart. See more »

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A Golden Silence Would Have Been Better
17 August 2016 | by sunnymusicSee all my reviews

Here's a classic case of bad music spoiling a movie. There is way too much of it and it is way too loud. I often found the need to mute the soundtrack and follow along with closed captions to spare myself the misery of the insipid score. Music should be enhancing, not overwhelming. In addition, I have to agree with other reviewers that some of the butterflies seemed to be the product of CGI, which was also disconcerting, as was the overall gearing of the film toward a school-aged audience. Nevertheless, the inspiring story of the Monarch migration and fortuitous convocation of events that resulted in its eventual discovery make this film worth viewing. But you might want to keep a finger close to the mute button.


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