Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
  • 2014
  • Canada / US / Madagascar
  • 39min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Douglas
  • Written by: Drew Fellman
  • Cast: Patricia Wright, Morgan Freeman, Hantanirina Rasamimanana
  • UK release: 5 September 2014

A documentary that follows Dr Patricia C Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

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Let this spectacular IMAX film transport you to the unique, magical island of Madagascar.

Morgan Freeman narrates this incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers: lemurs. They are the star attraction on this island which has it's own unique ecosystem. These playful, inquisitive and resourceful animals are in danger, and scientists and islanders are working to secure their future. Join trailblazing scientist Dr Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

16 Jun 20143 stars

A beautiful but over-simplified family-friendly nature doc narrated by Morgan Freeman

At 40 minutes, David Douglas’ slender, family-friendly IMAX lemur doc is a hark back to the format’s days as a short-form edutainment outlet. Friendly, photogentic primates leap across the massive screen while Morgan Freeman’s subterranean tones…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The best family films

10 Jun 2014

Featuring The House of Magic, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and Wolfy, the Incredible Secret

The House of Magic. Despite all that Pixar has done for children’s films, it can be nice to see something outside the big studios. Step forward The House of Magic, a film from Belgium about a cute cat who is abandoned but taken in by a magician with an…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: Take a trip to the Island of Lemurs

10 Jun 2014

Writer-producer Drew Fellman discusses the IMAX doc, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman

It’s a cute, furry, animals-acting-like-humans narrative that could have been lifted straight from a Disney storyboard: a group of primates, fearing extinction on the mainland, board a naturally made raft and set sail for distant shores. ‘It’s the sort…

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (trailer)

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