morgan freeman & lemur

*Once in a while a film comes along that taps you on the shoulder and informs you about something you need to know, all while nuzzling up to your heart in the process. Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment’s “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is that film.

Morgan Freeman who’s often been referred to as ‘the voice of God,’ narrates the incredible true story of what’s being called nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Freeman eloquently brings audiences into a world little know about. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar.

A little history about the lemurs … they arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. The film follows scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Before taking on this project, Morgan Freeman knew little about the lemurs. Listen as he breaks that down.

Even Freeman wanted to know more about the lemurs and why they’re endangered. He asked Dr. Wright this question – her answer is moving …

Among all the interesting facts you will learn about the lemurs during the 40 minute film, two were surprisingly charming. Lemurs – some that live as many as 30 years – are captured actually singing and dancing. It’s truly is a site to behold.

And about that ‘Voice of God.’ Does Morgan buy into all that?

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” opens exclusively in select IMAX® And IMAX 3D Theatres starting today.

Check out this behind the scenes featurette on the film: