If you take your kids to the local museum, odds are high there’s an IMAX theater attached that show impressive educational films. The movies fill your eyes with huge detailed images in hopes of teaching and impressing young and not so young minds. And you probably wish you had the films at home because it’s best to show them a few times to learn more out of them. Shout! Factory is putting out another two titles that have played the IMAX in my area. National Parks Adventures follows travelers to various states. We also learn how Teddy Roosevelt came up with the concept of the national parks. Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a way for kids to understand the scope of the science without overwhelming them. Both films will be out on various home video formats on July 24. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
FILMED ORIGINALLY FOR IMAX® AND GIANT SCREEN THEATRES
NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE
NARRATED BY ROBERT REDFORD
DREAM BIG: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD
NARRATED BY JEFF BRIDGES
TO BE AVAILABLE FROM SHOUT! FACTORY ON JULY 24, 2018
in 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Copy Sets
Los Angeles, CA – Get ready to explore our world in Ultra-high-definition when two critically acclaimed films National Parks Adventure (narrated by Robert Redford), and Dream Big: Engineering Our World (narrated by Jeff Bridges), are each released in a 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital copy set by Shout! Factory on July 24, 2018. Originally filmed for and seen in IMAX® and Giant Screen theaters, these stunning films will now be available in living rooms across the country.
The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. Millions have packed up the family to hike through impossibly lush forests, to gaze upon towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, to witness the breathtaking arcs of natural history, and, most of all, to share moments of wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and narrated by Academy Award® winner* Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure is acclaimed filmmaker Greg MacGillivray’s most visually ambitious giant-screen film to date — a film that offers not only a sweeping overview of the national parks’ history, but is equal parts adrenaline-pumping odyssey and soulful reflection on what the wilderness means to us all.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner* Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a spectacular look at man-made marvels that will forever transform the way you think about engineering. It celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. It is more than a movie — it’s part of a movement aimed at bringing engineering into the forefront of our culture. Dream Big is the first giant-screen film to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet as we head into the twenty-first century and beyond. That’s why the film will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to what engineering is … and what it can conjure in the world.
An education-focused 2-DVD edition of Dream Big: Engineering Our World will also be available, and will offer the complete movie along with a 150-page educator’s guide (12 lesson plans, including handouts), 10 educational shorts, 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes and 8 more short “Fun Fact” videos. This set brings the wonder of engineering to life for students everywhere.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, and National Parks Adventure join Shout! Factory’s exciting catalog of 4K films that includes the incredible critically acclaimed and award-winning odysseys Journey to Space , Flight of the Butterflies, Rocky Mountain Express, Humpback Whales, Wonders Of The Arctic , The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea, and Mysteries of China.
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