Portland, Ore. – The latest IMAX documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, Superpower Dogs opens at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) Empirical Theater on March 15. Superpower Dogs takes audiences on an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience 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).
Superpower Dogs follows six real-life working dogs from around the world as well as 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.
"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."
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! Meet the stars of Superpower Dogs:
• 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 Canadian Rockies
• 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
“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 – 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.
Banfield Pet Hospital® is a proud supporter of Superpower Dogs – and all superpower pets. Banfield veterinary professionals were onsite at all U.S. filming locations to help ensure the health of the movie’s four-legged stars. Founded in Portland, Ore. and today the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S., Banfield is eager to share Superpower Dogs with its hometown in hopes of inspiring local pet owners to celebrate the positive impact pets have on our lives.
“At Banfield, we believe that behind every superpower pet is superpowered pet care,” said Daniel Aja, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, Banfield Pet Hospital. “Banfield was honored to play a part in the filming of Superpower Dogs, and we are thrilled to welcome this inspiring movie the celebrates the power of pets to our own backyard.”
Tickets to the film are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for youth (ages 3-13), and $7 for seniors (ages 63+). Guests can purchase tickets online, via phone at 503.797.4000 or in person at the museum. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.
About Cosmic Picture
Cosmic Picture seeks to make the most compelling cinematic experiences possible and to change people’s perception of the universe in unexpected ways. Past films include award-winning IMAX® and giant screen productions and transformative environmental documentaries with tremendous social impact. For more information on Cosmic Picture, visit www.cosmicpicture.com.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2018, there were 1,443 IMAX theatre systems (1,346 commercial multiplexes, 13 commercial destinations, 84 institutional) operating in 79 countries and territories. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
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About Mars Petcare
Mars Petcare is a diverse and growing business with 75,000 Associates across 50+ countries dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. With 75 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of the world's pets – including brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS™ and EUKANUBA™ as well as The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition which has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through a network of over 2,000 pet hospitals including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, PET PARTNERS™, VCA™ and Linnaeus. We're also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.
About Banfield Pet Hospital®
Founded in Portland, Ore. in 1955, Banfield is the largest general-veterinary practice in the U.S. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today has more than 1,000 hospitals across the United States and Puerto Rico. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care for over three million pets annually. In 2018, Banfield, including the work of the Banfield Foundation, was named among Points of Light’s The Civic 50 as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in nearly every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu. Connect with the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.