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Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

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A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.

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Mike Slee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon Pinsent ... Dr. Fred Urquhart
Patricia Phillips Patricia Phillips ... Norah Urquhart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shaun Benson ... Ken Brugger
Stephen Bogaert ... Fred Urquhart
Megan Follows ... Narrator
Manuel Jimènez Fraire Manuel Jimènez Fraire ... Hunter #2 (as Manolo Jimenez Frayre)
Jayden Greig ... Ice cream boy
Dylan Hoerner Dylan Hoerner ... Young Fred Urquhart
Kevin MacDonald Kevin MacDonald ... Male Volunteer
Gerardo Martínez Gerardo Martínez ... Hunter #1
Jeffrey McRae Jeffrey McRae ... Dean Boen
Matthew Oliver Matthew Oliver ... Jim Gilbert
Montserrat Oliver ... Monserrat The Narrator (Spanish)
Alexandra Ordolis ... Female Volunteer
Thomas Price Thomas Price ... Jim Street
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It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist's 40-year search to unravel the mystery - where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies. Written by Anonymous

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monarch butterfly | imax | See All (2) »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

All the characters are based on the actual scientists who first traced the path of the butterflies from Canada to Mexico. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of "Flight of the Butterflies" shown in the 3D Theater at the Boston Museum of Science has been cut down to 25 minutes and retains no mention whatsoever of Dr. Fred Urquhart. See more »

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A fascinating IMAX film
20 January 2013 | by AndrásSee all my reviews

I saw Flight of the Butterflies at the IMAX theater of the American Museum of Natural History. This was one of the most interesting short films I ever saw in an IMAX theater. Usually the films take advantage of the format, even abuse it, without much story. This film has an excellent story line. The IMAX format allows the viewer to immerse into the presented world, but you never feel they made this for the sake of showing off the IMAX. I learned about the butterflies in these 45 minutes more, than in my entire life. I came to admire and appreciate them. Without giving too much away and any spoilers, I can tell you it follows an individual specimen through a complete cycle for a year. You will be amazed. I would recommend it to anyone age 3 to adult.


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UK | Mexico | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Brenham, Texas, USA

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| (original)

Color:

Color (16 mm version)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.43 : 1
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