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Journey to the South Pacific (2013)

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An underwater voyage to Indonesia to learn about its inhabitants such as giant rays and whale sharks as well as efforts being made in the region for ocean conservation.

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Stephen Judson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ferdiel Ballamu Ferdiel Ballamu ... Himself
Cate Blanchett ... Narrator (voice)
Menas Mambasar Menas Mambasar ... Himself
Jawi Mayor Jawi Mayor ... Himself
Yesaya Mayor Yesaya Mayor ... Himself
Gibson Sauyai Gibson Sauyai ... Himself
Jacob Sauyai Jacob Sauyai ... Himself
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Narrated by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific takes moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. Written by MacGillivray Freeman Productions

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,137, 1 December 2013

Gross USA:

$7,653,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,940,649
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.43 : 1
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Has never been released on any home-video format, & has only been screened in select IMAX Theatres with gigantic screens. The IMAX Corporation also stated that they have no plans to release the film on home-video, but have released a soundtrack with original songs that are featured. The most recent theater that played the film was the Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre in Spokane, WA in summer of 2016. It's screen-size was 89 by 66 feet, until it was selected for demolition by the city against the IMAX Corporation's wishes. See more »

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Narrator: In just two months, Jawi has seen how a revitalized reef sustains itself. And he has learned that the more you understand a reef, the better you can protect it.
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Simply Spectacular! Don't Miss This Underwater Imax 3D Movie
17 January 2014 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

This documentary, as you can guess from the title, is about fish and sea. Unlike many documentaries, this one doesn't just educate you it also tells you a warming story.

This film has a lot of different things that everyone would love. It has education, geography, comedy, music, fish, culture and many more things everyone would enjoy.

The story begins when a young boy lives on an island in gorgeous Indonesia. What is very unique about the story is that it follows a boat that travels to different islands and takes kids from each on a "floating school" where they dive, play fun games and, of course, learn about fish. When the young boy goes on this boat, he leaves home for a couple months for a wonderful aquatic adventure.

My favorite scene is when they talk about the corals singing and they show different marine species making sounds with music-like voice overs and, the funny thing is, they do it in a chorus-like rhythm. I love it because it's light hearted and funny.

Unlike most new movies, this film was taped on a real film, not digital. This gives more in-depth colors. And, it's shot on Imax film which is ten times larger than 35mm which gives better quality because of the larger frame. Not only that but this film is in 3D as well, together making a spectacular IMAX adventure that make you feel like you're in the movie. The director does a wonderful job as does the narrator. I'm impressed.

This movie is definitely suitable for ages 1 to 18. Younger kids would not understand it completely but they would still enjoy the colors and the music. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Gerry O, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more youth reviews, go to kidsfirst dot org.


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