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Embark on an African Safari
at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Discover the most dangerous animals in South Africa
in the new film, “Wild Safari 3D"

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 17, 2005) – The ultimate real-life adventure takes place on the giant screen with Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure.

Africa’s most exciting animals, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the rhino, the leopard and the lion, known as the “Big Five,” have long been considered the continent’s most dangerous animals. Smashing the boundaries for the giant screen, nWave Pictures creates a new cinematic experience for viewers in putting them in the passenger seat for a South African safari using state-of-the art live-action 3D cinematography.

From the abundant grasslands of Addo/Shamwari to the savannahs of the Kalahari, viewers of Wild Safari 3D make a 3,000-mile journey on a quest for the Big Five. Tour guide Liesl Eichenberger, a young South African zoologist and ranger, conducts the game drive for viewers from an open vehicle and presents essential information about the different wild animals and their habitats.

Wild Safari 3D gives viewers a new appreciation for the beauty and grace of creatures who have only recently been brought back from the brink of extinction. The vitality and importance of the environments and wildlife in South Africa are dramatically shown in 3D on the giant screen. Cinematic immersion in the natural habitats of these wild animals demonstrates the importance of the many conservation efforts being made today.

The first large format film to capture wildlife with stereoscopic photography, Wild Safari 3D places the viewer in an open-air vehicle for travels through diverse South African game reserves and face-to-face encounters with charging elephants, elusive leopards and hungry lions. Never before has wildlife been seen with such realism on the giant screen. The viewer is the passenger as ranger Liesl Eichenberger conducts the game drive.

In addition to amazing 3D cinematography Wild Safari 3D features advanced satellite imaging techniques from a bird’s eye view of South Africa from space.

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