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14 May 2005 (USA) See more »
The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth... See more » | Full synopsis »
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It's Wayne Douglas Barlowe's world, and we... See more (22 total) »


Wayne D. Barlowe ... Himself
Curtis Clark ... Himself
James Garvin ... Himself
Jamie Hanes ... Himself (as Jamie Haines)

Stephen Hawking ... Himself
Jack Horner ... Himself
Joan Horvath ... Herself
Michio Kaku ... Himself
James Kirkland ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

John C. McGinley ... Narrator
Victoria Meadows ... Herself
David Moriarty ... Himself
Randy Pollock ... Himself
J. Craig Venter ... Himself

Directed by
Pierre de Lespinois 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Crabbe 
Steve Eder 

Produced by
Wayne D. Barlowe .... executive producer
John Copeland .... producer
James R. Cowan .... associate producer
Tomi Landis .... executive producer
Pierre de Lespinois .... executive producer
Pierre de Lespinois .... producer
Frances LoCascio .... executive producer
Frances LoCascio .... producer
Original Music by
Dean Grinsfelder 
Film Editing by
Brian Gonosey 
Bret Harding 
Pierre de Lespinois 
Art Department
Oliver Dear .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Robert Carr .... sound mix technician
David Esparza .... sound designer
Don Hale .... sound mixer
Ken Kobett .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Olman .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Payne .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Russell Addis .... wrangler: Meteor Studios
Michael Alkan .... technical director lighting: Meteor Studios (as Mike Alkan)
Ian Allard .... digital artist
Ian Allard .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Ian Allard .... set texture artist: Meteor Studios
Sylvain Allard .... organic modeler: Meteor Studios
Majorique Archambault .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Mathieu Archambault .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Seung Joon Bang .... technical modeling: Meteor Studios
Patrick Bergeron .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Mathieu Blouin .... lead animator: Meteor Studios
Reine Bourgault .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Reine Bourgault .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Russell Bowers .... digital compositor
Frederic Breault .... lead layout & tracking artist: Meteor Studios
Arnaud Brisebois .... assistant art director visual effects
Arnaud Brisebois .... assistant art director: Meteor Studios
Arnaud Brisebois .... colour designer: Meteor Studios
Arnaud Brisebois .... concept artist
Arnaud Brisebois .... matte painter: Meteor Studios
Arnaud Brisebois .... matte painting lead
Philippe Brochu .... organic modeler: Meteor Studios
Dany Brouillette .... system administrator
Sebastien Bruneau .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Nick Buccela .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Eric Clement .... lead visual effects: Meteor Studios
Patrick Comtois .... technical modeling: Meteor Studios
Richard Cote .... production coordinator: Meteor Studios
Marie-Cecile Dahan .... producer: Meteor Studios
Phil Dakin .... set texture artist: Meteor Studios
Dana Darie .... character setup: Meteor Studios
Charles De Gagné .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Charles De Gagné .... set texture artist: Meteor Studios
Jacques Desanlis .... holograms and POV look development: Meteor Studios
Jacques Desanlis .... supervising set designer: Meteor Studios
Eric Desaulniers .... production assistant: Meteor Studios
Eric Desaulniers .... wrangler: Meteor Studios
Charles Desilets .... I/O technician: Meteor Studios
Marc Desmarais .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Marc-André Dostie .... texture artist: Meteor Studios (as Marc-Andre Dostie)
Maxime Ducharme .... layout artist
Jason Edwardh .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
Richard Flores .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Richard Flores .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Marco Foglia .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Frederic Fortin .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
Michel Frenette .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Benoît Gagné .... character animator: Meteor Studios (as Benoit Gagne)
Jean-Francois Gallant .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Francois Garcia .... producer: Meteor Studios
Jonathan Germain .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Eric Gervais-Despres .... research & development: Meteor Studios
Eric Gervais-Despres .... technical supervisor: Meteor Studios
Eve-Marie Gingras .... production assistant: Meteor Studios
Marc-André Guindon .... character setup: Meteor Studios
Dean Gula .... production coordinator: Meteor Studios
Meinert Hansen .... designer: Meteor Studios
Christopher Hartt .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Jamie Helman .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Matthew Herzog .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
David Hubert .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Jocelyn Hudon .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Cody Kidwell .... wrangler: Meteor Studios
Jason Kreller .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Geneviève Labelle .... compositor
Emanuel LaFrance .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Yann Laliberte .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
David Lalonde .... wrangler: Meteor Studios
Alexandre Lambert .... set texture artist: Meteor Studios
Nicolas Lamy .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Nancy Larouche .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Claude Lauzon .... compositor
Nadine Lavoie .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Christine Leclerc .... lead texture artist: Meteor Studios
Joey Lessard .... CGI supervisor: Meteor Studios
Joey Lessard .... character setup technical director: Meteor Studios
Jacques Levesque .... compositing supervisor: Meteor Studios
Jacques Marchand .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Jacques Marchand .... set texture artist: Meteor Studios
Patrick Martel .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Shawn McClellan .... character setup: Meteor Studios
Omar McClendon .... lead character setup: Meteor Studios
Jamie Minett .... lead lighter: Meteor Studios
Carlos Monzon .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Rene Morel .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Jean-Francois Morissette .... layout & tracking artist
Juliette Mourez .... compositing supervisor: Meteor Studios
Juliette Mourez .... lead compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Jihyun Nam .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
David E. Nunez .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
Marc-Antoine Paquin .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
Shawn Patapoff .... character setup: Meteor Studios
Emma Pittson .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Antonin Plante .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Claude Precourt .... visual effects director: Meteor Studios
Yann Provencher .... texture artist
Martin Pélissier .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Marlene Raiche .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Yves Rainville .... organic modeling lead: Meteor Studios
Philippe Roberge .... compositing artist: Meteor Studios
Guillaume Rodrigue .... I/O technician: Meteor Studios
Gabriel Rouette .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
Neil Rubenstein .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Pascal Ruest .... lead animator: Meteor Studios
Kevin Seivewright .... technical modeling: Meteor Studios
Kevin Seivewright .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Cory Shaw .... main title designer & animator
Irene Smirnova .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Laurent Solignac .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Phillip Stamp .... animation director: Meteor Studios
Phillip Stamp .... art director: Meteor Studios
Sylvain Thibodeau .... research & development software engineer: Meteor Studios
Sylvain Thibodeau .... set technical director: Meteor Studios
Francois Turcotte .... modeler: Meteor Studios
Corneil Vanderspek .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Radu Vintila .... I/O technician: Meteor Studios
Dan Wrightsell .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Jami Levesque .... director of technology (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
J.P. de Lespinois .... grip (2005)
Dan Goetz .... assistant camera
Animation Department
Steeve Boulianne .... layout artist
David Hubert .... character animator
Editorial Department
Shursen Parsad .... on-line editor
Music Department
Dean Grinsfelder .... music editor
Tim Kelly .... composer: additional music
Steve Morrell .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Debbie Bledsoe .... assistant to director
Alec Schechter .... production coordinator

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It's Wayne Douglas Barlowe's world, and we..., 16 May 2009
Author: ThurstonHunger from Palo Alto, CA, USA

...just don't live in it. Yet?

The film may not be for self-proclaimed serious scientists....or for "serious creationists"...but for curious six year olds this was more than watchable and raised interesting questions in the xenobiological realm. So for me, as their Dad it was a success.

But even for all those serious science fans, with the commentary of Hawking, Kaku, Venter...what is the quibble about? Admittedly we are talking about something that if it happens will happen well after my children's children are dead, but trying to estimate what might be still is fun, and ideally incentive enough to continue to search the stars. Kaku works in a message of how rare and treasured life should be, even here on our own planet. Have any of the participating scientists rebuked this film?

As for all the "serious creationists", I still think this movie is more captivating than a discussion of how many angels could dance on the head of a pinhead.

The probes, with their wide eyes and narrow dots inside, gave a nice illusion of shock as each new creature was unfurled. The DVD came packaged for the sake of TV with commercial inserts, and sneak previews for something coming in the next three seconds. I found that a bit annoying.

Anyways, I can see some of the criticism, overly sleek animation leaves the creatures devoid of texture...more insight into the animals behavior (eating, socialization)...but I think this was mostly a chance to introduce the basic concept of life on another planet (hence disappointing to the two groups above) and a chance to display Wayne Douglas Barlowe's artwork...with whom I was regrettably unfamiliar, so I'll look forward to sharing some of his library books with the boys.

Not sure if he has done illustrations for the Book of Revelation, but that might appeal to some.

Yours for heresy and fantasy,

Thurston Hunger


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