NEW IMAX® DOCUMENTARY SUPERPOWER DOGS OPENS MARCH 16, 2019 AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER

NEW IMAX® DOCUMENTARY SUPERPOWER DOGS OPENS MARCH 16, 2019

AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER

Join narrator, Chris Evans, on an immersive IMAX® adventure to witness the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2019 – The latest IMAX documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, Superpower Dogs will open in IMAX® 3D at the California Science Center on March 16, 2019. From the filmmakers behind the acclaimed documentaries Jerusalem and Journey to Mecca, Superpower Dogs offers a first-time ever window into the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. The film is narrated by Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, Gifted).

Superpower Dogs follows six real-life working dogs from around the world, along with their human partners, as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the lives of people with special needs. The film showcases, through heart-pounding original footage, the incredible abilities of dogs, and how they use their cognitive, sensory, and intuitive capabilities to save lives.

Superpower Dogs opens at the California Science Center as the perfect companion for the brand-new exhibition Dogs! A Science Tail, also premiering on March 16, 2019. This hands-on exhibit highlights the dynamic nature of the bond between humans and dogs, and enables guests to experience the extraordinary way that dogs see, hear, and smell the world. As a special daily feature, subject to availability, there will be live demonstrations of dogs in various roles, showing rescue, agility, sensory and service skills. Discounted combo tickets for both the exhibition and film will be available.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our guests the opportunity to explore the unique relationship between dogs and humans, one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time, through this ideal pairing of Superpower Dogs and Dogs! A Science Tail,” said California Science Center President, Jeff Rudolph.

Film audiences will discover the amazing abilities of different breeds and the astonishing science behind their superpowers. We’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! The stars of Superpower Dogs include:

  • ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America;
  • ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert saving lives in the mountains of British Columbia;
  • ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard in the Italian Coast Guard;
  • ‘Ricochet’, a surf and therapy legend in California who heals people with special needs;
  • ‘Tipper and Tony’, Bloodhound brothers leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.

"I am really happy to be part of Superpower Dogs," said Chris Evans. "I am a proud dog owner and completely understand the connection that humans have with these remarkable animals. I love the way this film highlights incredible working dogs who utilize their real-life superpowers to help and protect people."

Superpower Dogs was a joy from start to finish, said Daniel Ferguson, Writer/Director. “The real-life heroism of these animals and the bond they share with their human partners is such a moving, epic story that lends itself perfectly to the IMAX® format. We hope audiences come away with a deeper appreciation for our best friends.”

Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care companies, is proud to be the exclusive presenting sponsor of Superpower Dogs, as the film aligns with the company’s purpose of A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™ by spotlighting the amazing true stories of dogs with extraordinary abilities who save lives and make the world a better place.

As the presenting sponsor, several Mars Petcare brands will be actively supporting the film, including the PEDIGREE® and EUKANUBA™ dog food brands, BANFIELD™ Pet Hospital, WHISTLE™ GPS Pet Tracker and WISDOM PANEL™ Canine DNA Test. Through its sponsorship, Mars Petcare is providing museums and theaters with a variety of educational materials on the science of dogs, importance of responsible pet ownership and how to help end pet homelessness from its various programs and brands, including Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, BANFIELD™ Pet Hospital and BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™.

Superpower Dogs was filmed using IMAX® cameras and mixed in immersive IMAX 12.0 channel sound. With the clearest picture on the largest screens, and heart-pounding audio, The IMAX Experience® will put audiences in the heart of the action and highlight the profound connection people have with dogs.

Superpower Dogs is a family-friendly film and has a run time of 45 minutes. For more information, please visit www.superpowerdogs.com and follow @SuperpowerDogs.

Fans of Superpower Dogs, can also check out the books inspired by the film: Superpower Dogs (Photographic picture book) and Superpower Dogs: Halo: Disaster Response Dog (non-fiction middle-grade novel).​

About The California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films.

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For recorded information, including IMAX showtimes, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $6.75 to $8.95. For advance ticket purchases, group rates, or to make reservations for any visiting group of 15 or more (required), call 213.744-2019. Cash only parking is available in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th/Exposition Park Drive at $12 per car, and $30 for commercial buses or oversize vehicles. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org.

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