Wild Africa

Laser IMAX® 3D | NR | 42 min. | Documentary

February 22, 2017 - February 28, 2018

Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over, and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth.

Water, the interconnecting force of this enchanted kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it journeys…travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and aweinspiring than any fiction.

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Film Details

Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
Director: Patrick Morris, Neil Nightingale
Release year: 2015

Amazing Feats and Facts
  • 573 filming days
  • 126 porters carrying camera kit up Mount Kenya
  • 1000 feet of cable over a waterfall
  • 14500ft high base camp and filming on Mount Kenya
  • -10 degreees Centigrade on Mount Kenya
  • 30 film shoots
  • 13 countries visited
  • 2.4 Tonnes of camera kit
  • 130 camera cases
  • 1 hippo attack
  • 2 civil unrests
Technology Breakthroughs

The production team created bespoke 3D kit created specifically for Wild Africa, taking Hollywood technology to the wildest parts of Africa. Filming on location presented incredibly challenging circumstances for the crew who were taking 3D cameras into places and conditions that have never been attempted before. Fearless, they faced 100% humidity, temperatures of over 50C and altitudes of 19,000 ft.

Over the course of filming, the crew withstood being sandblasted, immersed in poisonous volcanic fumes, bounced over the roughest terrain, swept down mighty rivers and kept submerged for hours on end. Never before has such technologically advanced kit been taken to so many tough and remote locations.

Educational Resources

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About the IMAX® Theatre and Tickets

The Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre is the first and only Laser IMAX theater in Texas and features enhanced 12-channel immersive audio and luxury seating. Enjoy concessions such as specialty popcorn, assorted candies, and beverages, including sodas, bottled water, and juices.

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