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To the Arctic 3D -- A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
To the Arctic 3D -- Watch a featurette for the 3D documentary To The Arctic, narrated by Meryl Streep.


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Release Date:
20 April 2012 (USA) See more »
A story of love, family and survival in the harshest place on Earth.
A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Photog good, plot thin and biased, message totally inaccurate and misleading See more (11 total) »


Leanne Allison ... Herself
Karsten Heuer ... Himself
Bjorne Kvernmo ... Himself
Simon Qamanirq ... Himself
Adam Ravetch ... Himself
Sara Robertson ... Herself

Meryl Streep ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Greg MacGillivray 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Judson 

Produced by
Kathy Almon .... associate producer
Tom Campion .... executive producer
Patty Collins .... associate producer
Greg Foster .... executive producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
Shaun Macgillivray .... producer
Christopher N. Palmer .... co-executive producer
Chat Reynders .... executive producer
Harrison Smith .... senior producer
Daniel White .... associate producer
Original Music by
Paul McCartney 
Steve Wood 
Cinematography by
Brad Ohlund (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
Sound Department
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Zack Howard .... sound recordist
Stephen Judson .... dialogue editor
Tim Kimmel .... dialogue editor
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Katherine Rose .... foley artist
Martin Schloemer .... sound recordist
Alec St. John .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Gayle Wesley .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Yael Tobi .... special effects executive producer
Visual Effects by
Jenn Bastian .... producer: Sassoon Film Design
Ines Baumgartner .... generalist
Richard Bendo .... stereoscopic compositor
Adam Bjurstrom .... digital artist
Brian Blaeser .... rotoscoping lead: Sassoon Film Design
Edith Clara .... generalist
Edith Clara .... matchmover lead: Sassoon Film Design
Edith Clara .... tracking lead
Alan De Castro .... stereoscopic compositor: Sassoon Film Design
Sharma Deep .... stereo compositor
Sarah Delucchi .... matchmove artist
Jason DeParis .... matchmove artist
Jason DeParis .... visual effects artist
Javier Gallego .... compositor
Zachary Goodson .... visual effects
Paul Haman .... match moving supervisor: Sassoon Film Design
Paul Haman .... matchmove supervisor: Sassoon Film Design
Robert Husted .... coordinator: Sassoon Film Design
Matt Johnson .... digital artist
Philip Joslin .... compositing lead: Sassoon Film Design
Philip Joslin .... lead compositor
Mohsin Kazi .... digital compositor
Mark Kronstein .... editorial: Sassoon Film Design
Chris Liu .... coordinating producer: Sassoon Film Design
Rosella Lucherino .... stereoscopic compositor
Mitchell Marciales .... matchmove artist
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects producer
Michael Milano .... stereoscopic compositor
Gregory Nazarian .... stereoscopic compositor
Shahriar Rahman .... compositor
Michael Roderick .... visual effects supervisor
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... film recording
Tumi Rufai .... stereoscopic compositor
Tim Sassoon .... executive producer: Sassoon Film Design
Jeremy Schichtel .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Son .... digital compositor
Michael Spitzmiller .... compositing lead: Sassoon Film Design
Dafna Tobi .... visual effects production coordinator
Ryan Trammell .... 3D animator (as Ryan Trammel)
Marc Van Der Nagel .... data management: Sassoon Film Design
Cameron VanHook .... visual effects artist
Sarah D. Vigil .... rotoscope artist (stereoscopic conversion)
Holly Wenger .... matchmover lead: Sassoon Film Design
Holly Wenger .... tracking lead
Dane Wylie .... digital compositor
Dane Wylie .... visual effects artist
Chie Yoshii .... vfx supervisor: Sassoon Film Design
Borislava Zahova .... stereoscopic compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Russel Bowie .... a camera
Bob Cranston .... underwater cinematographer
Ron Goodman .... aerial director of photography: SpaceCam
Zach Grant .... first assistant camera
Howard Hall .... director of photography: underwater unit
Howard Hall .... underwater cinematographer
Barbara MacGillivray .... still photographer
Philip Rothwell .... spacecam technician
Florian Schulz .... still photographer
Robert Walker .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Joseph Alaniz .... digital cinema mastering: IMAX
Tim Amick .... assistant editor
Todd Baillere .... negative cutter
Irving Barrios .... post-production consultant: IMAX
Erin Hill .... assistant editor
Mark Humphrey .... post-production consultant: IMAX
David Keighley .... executive in charge of post-production: IMAX
Amrit Khalsa .... assistant editor
Wood Lam .... digital cinema mastering: IMAX
Gerald Mantonya .... post-production consultant: IMAX
Matthew Muller .... post-production coordinator
Ben Nelson .... digital cinema mastering: IMAX
German Nuñez .... negative cutter
Jason E. Paul .... assistant editor
Nancy Paweski .... negative cutter
Scott Price .... post-production consultant: IMAX
Kurt Schaefer .... post-production consultant: IMAX
Jason Stearns .... first assistant editor
Chris Thomas .... IMAX digital cinema colorist
Annie Toth .... post-production consultant: IMAX
Robert Walker .... associate editor
Toby Wallwork .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jason Roberts .... location manager
Music Department
Steve Wood .... music editor
Alejandro de la Llosa .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Other crew
Chip Bartlett .... distribution
Debbie Bergin .... accountant
Jordan Burbank .... production assistant: Sassoon Film Design
Jamie Hinrichs .... production assistant
Jeff Horst .... accountant
Patrick Klos .... production assistant
Jennifer Leininger .... accountant
Cindy Olson .... production assistant
Victoria Stokes .... accountant
Susan Wilson .... production assistant

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14 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Photog good, plot thin and biased, message totally inaccurate and misleading, 12 July 2012
Author: Bill Murray from Texas, United States

The flick begins by mentioning that polar bears resulted from brown bears (grizzly bears) migrating to the Arctic and adapting to that environment, a theory that comports with accepted thinking. Unfortunately, the idea that polar bears might migrate south and re-adapt to a different climate totally escapes the biased story-line developer. Never have I heard such misguided and erroneous information about anthropogenic global warming and the plight of a subspecies. That said, the photography was exceptionally good in part. While providing a glimpse into the life of polar bears, the focus on their supposed plight became tedious and boring. Minor and limited photography of other wildlife and sea creatures was of interest if you can forget the overall bias. I have to wonder how the story-line might be altered if presented from the point of view of the seal - a primary source of food for the bear as presented by the flick. I also continue to ask myself the question, "Does Ms. Streep have the slightest clue why Greenland is so named when 80% is covered in ice today?". I certainly enjoyed much of the photography, though the film dragged at times and the bias caused attention to drag.

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