Flight of the Butterflies
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It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The technology of IMAX immerses… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a story that begins and ends in Toronto and returns every year - and it's never been so spectacularly and passionately retold until now."
‑ Marco Chown Oved, Toronto Star
"It's easy to forget "Flight of the Butterflies" is just a movie, as the 3-D documentary about monarch migrations looks and sounds so much like nature."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"Short, easy-to-like and informative movie is refreshingly upbeat, as bright as its subject, and at just under 45 minutes, a perfect entertainment for restless youngsters."
‑ Rex Roberts, Film Journal International
"Flight of the Butterflies stands out as one of the best of its genre."
‑ Ivan Semeniuk, Globe and Mail
"The filmmakers turn classroom material into a dense procedural. Meanwhile, they capture phenomenal footage of the monarch in its various stages, from egg to chrysalis to the butterfly that hates winter as much as I do."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
"A feast for the eyes and clearly a labor of love, "Flight of the Butterflies" is one of the must-see 3-D IMAX movies."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"At the preview...the 3D effect had scores of kids reaching out to touch the butterflies. It was as gorgeous a sight to behold as anything on the giant Imax screen."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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