A Week for Lemurs

1 Apr 2014 - By TW Staff

This week, Warner Bros. is helping to raise awareness for the endangered lemurs of Madagascar.

The series of community events and screenings, conducted by IMAX theaters, museums, local zoos, educators and non-profit organizations, runs through April 4, when Warner Bros.’ 3D IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar hits theaters nationwide. As part of the campaign, filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman – along with primatologist Dr. Patricia C. Wright, who is featured in the film – are visiting several cities, including Washington, D.C. (today), New York (tomorrow, April 2) and Boston (April 3).

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, the film takes audiences on a journey to the remote island of Madagascar to learn the lemurs' story. Known as nature's greatest explorers (even gracing the red carpet, as seen below), lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species. Unfortunately, lemurs are now highly endangered.

A variety of educational materials inspired by the film are also available for download here as a complement to lesson plans for science, geography, language arts and more.

Go to IMAX.com for theater listings and watch the official trailer below.