If your kids don’t like “Madagasar”, then you’re going to hate me over the next week or so. This time, we’re taking a look at a rather short IMAX documentary about those wacky lemurs. The 3D use is a novelty that helps to keep you focus on the live study of these wide eyes creatures. Morgan Freeman’s narration is meant to lull family audiences into enjoying what’s an education documentary. I guess WB thought it worked for “March of the Penguins”, so strike that iron again. That might not work, as it took them a decade to revisit the material.
Primatologist Patricia Wright does amazing work with local scientists, as she wants to help fight against the dangers facing these creatures. But, such is life in an area where animals are just one more obstacle in the Third World. Then, there’s the fires that threaten to destroy their habitats and food sources. Before you can worry, Morgan Freeman returns to reassure you that this IMAX movie will end happily. Sin of omission, but it keeps the family friendly time happy.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes and fun facts as the special features. The A/V Quality is typical for IMAX in HD. The 1080p transfer shows off the vast landscapes. But, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is all LFE and little anything else. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the interested.
Release Date: 03/31/15