Flying Monsters 3-D

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“Flying Monsters 3D” Soars Into Orlando Science Center
Premieres Monday, July 1

For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our nightmares? On Monday, July 1, the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience will explore this question with the opening of “Flying Monsters 3D,” a new adventure film from award-winning Atlantic Productions, in association with Sky 3D, and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment. The film uses 3D and CGI technology to immerse audiences in a prehistoric world inhabited by pterosaurs, flying vertebrates with a wingspan of up to 45 feet that lived alongside dinosaurs. “Flying Monsters 3D” was produced by filmmaker Anthony Geffen and narrated by veteran filmmaker and renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

More than 220 million years ago, dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction — and one of the greatest mysteries in paleontology. How did lizards the size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies? Driven by the information he finds as he attempts to answer these questions, Attenborough starts to unravel one of science’s more enduring mysteries, discovering that the marvel of pterosaur flight has evolutionary echoes that resonate even today.

Applying the same state-of-the-art 3D CGI technology that was used in “Avatar,” “Flying Monsters 3D” also employs pioneering scientific techniques that reveal new details about pterosaurs. From discovering pterosaur embryos that show they might have flown from birth to figuring out how a creature the size of a giraffe could possibly fly, “Flying Monsters 3D” will resolve mysteries that have intrigued scientists for more than two centuries.

“It’s almost as if this animated 3D technology was created to tell our story,” Geffen said. “With a pterosaur’s eye-view of a hyper-real prehistoric Earth in 3D CGI, our audience will see the challenges of survival, including courtship, flying and hunting.”

“3D is a wonderful way of seeing the world as the pterosaurs did,” Attenborough said. “Pterosaurs are the most unlikely of creatures, but they dominated the skies for millions of years, and now this film will enable us to fly in 3D with them, the largest flying creatures the world has ever known.”

“Flying Monsters 3D” will be showing at Orlando Science Center through fall 2013.

See “Flying Monsters 3D” with admission to Orlando Science Center which is $19 for adults and $13 for youth. Tickets also include access to all four floors of exhibits, unlimited educational films, one Hollywood feature film and live presentations.

For more information and show times, please call 407.514.2000 or visit www.osc.org. Visit the film’s official website at www.FlyingMonsters3Dmovie.com.

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