updated 4/5/2011 4:15:19 AM ET 2011-04-05T08:15:19

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the family-friendly documentary adventure Born to be Wild 3D will be released exclusively to IMAX® theatres on Friday, April 8th. The film follows these young orphaned elephants and orangutans on the trip of a lifetime, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. This miraculous journey of second chances will transport moviegoers around the world to the far reaches of Kenya and Borneo and will inspire them to take action and save Earth's precious creatures.

The film will open on 207 IMAX screens domestically and on at least 18 IMAX screens internationally, with six screens releasing day-and-date. Additional international playdates are expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

Born to be Wild 3D was stunningly captured using IMAX 3D cameras and has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology for presentation in IMAX 3D and 2D. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique immersive environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Born to be Wild 3D:

Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

Born to be Wild 3D is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Filmed Entertainment. The film is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman. The behind-the-scenes team includes supervising line producer Diane Roberts, associate producer Jill Ferguson, director of photography David Douglas and editor Beth Spiegel. Music is composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Born to be Wild 3D opens exclusively in IMAX theatres starting April 8, 2011.

The film has been rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes.

Born to be Wild 3D has received the following seals of approval:

Truly Moving Picture Award

The Dove Foundation

Born to be Wild 3D: An IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning April 8th:

Birmingham – McWane Science Center IMAX Dome Theatre#
Tuscaloosa – Cobb Hollywood 16 Cinemas & IMAX
Anchorage – Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fairbanks – Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 & IMAX
Glendale – AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX
Mesa – Dickinson Gateway 12 & IMAX Theatre
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
Phoenix – AMC Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX
Tempe – Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX
Tucson – AMC Foothills Mall 15 with IMAX
Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre 
Aliso Viejo – Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 30 & IMAX
Camarillo – Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
Cathedral City – Desert IMAX Theatre
Covina – AMC Covina 30 with IMAX
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX
El Cajon – Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX 
Emeryville – AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fairfield – Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fresno – Regal Fresno Stadium 21 & IMAX
Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX
Long Beach – Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX
Los Angeles – California Science Center IMAX Theater
Los Angeles – Rave Motion Pictures 18 & IMAX
National City – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 with IMAX
Orange – AMC Block 30 with IMAX
Riverside – AMC Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX
Sacramento – Esquire IMAX Theatre
San Diego – AMC Mission Valley 20 with IMAX
San Diego – AMC Palm Promenade 24 with IMAX
San Diego – Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 17 & IMAX
San Francisco – AMC Metreon 16 with IMAX
San Jose – Hackworth IMAX Dome at The Tech Museum#
Santa Clarita – Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX
Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Plaza 16 & IMAX
Stockton – Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
Temecula – Edwards Temecula Stadium15 & IMAX
Torrance – AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX
Woodland Hills – AMC Promenade 16 & IMAX
Colorado Springs – Cinemark Carefree Circle 16 & IMAX
Denver – Denver Museum of Nature & Science IMAX#
Manchester – Rave Buckland Hills 18 & IMAX
Milford – Rave Connecticut Post 14 & IMAX
Norwalk – IMAX Theatre at The Maritime Aquarium#
Plainville – AMC Plainville 20 with IMAX
District of Columbia
Washington – National Museum of Natural History Samuel C Johnson IMAX
Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX
Destin – Rave Destin Commons 14 & IMAX
Fort Lauderdale – AutoNation IMAX at Museum of Discovery & Science
Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Lakeland – Cobb Lakeside 18 & IMAX
Merritt Island – Cobb Merritt Square 16 & IMAX
Orlando – AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
Orlando – Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 with IMAX
Pensacola – National Naval Aviation Museum IMAX Theatre#
St. Augustine – World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 19 & IMAX
Tallahassee – Challenger Learning Center IMAX
Tampa – Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) IMAX Dome Theatre#
West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX
Atlanta – Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX
Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
Buford – Regal Mall Of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX
Columbus – IMAX Theatre at Patriot Park, National Infantry Museum
Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 & IMAX
Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 with IMAX
Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX
Boise – Edwards Boise Stadium 22 & IMAX
Batavia – Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Hodgkins – AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14 & IMAX
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX
Lombard – AMC Yorktown 18 with IMAX
Naperville – AMC Showplace Naperville 16 with IMAX
Schaumburg – AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 with IMAX
Skokie – AMC Village Crossing 18 with IMAX
South Barrington – AMC Barrington 30 with IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark 16 & IMAX
Evansville – Showplace East 18 & IMAX
Fort Wayne – Rave Jefferson Pointe 18 & IMAX
Indianapolis – Indiana State Museum White River IMAX Theater
Portage – Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX
Davenport – Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre
Davenport – Rave Davenport 18 & IMAX
Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater#
Leawood – AMC Town Center 20 with IMAX
Olathe – AMC Studio 28 with IMAX
Wichita – Warren West 21st IMAX
Louisville – Rave Stonybrook 20 & IMAX
Newport – AMC Newport Levee 20 with IMAX
Baton Rouge – Rave Mall of Louisiana 15 & IMAX
Bossier City – Regal Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14 & IMAX
Harahan – AMC Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
Saco – Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco
Baltimore – AMC White Marsh 16 with IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 with IMAX
Boston – New England Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre
Methuen – Loews Methuen 20 with IMAX
Natick – Jordan's Furniture IMAX
Randolph – Showcase Randolph 16 with IMAX
Reading – Jordan's Furniture IMAX
Auburn Hills – AMC Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX 
Dearborn – The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
Grand Blanc – NCG Trillium Cinema & IMAX
Grand Rapids – Celebration! Grand Rapids North 17 & IMAX
Lansing – Celebration! Lansing 19 & IMAX
Ypsilanti – Rave Ann Arbor 20 & IMAX
Apple Valley – Minnesota Zoo Great Clips IMAX Theatre
Branson – Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex#
Hazelwood – Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 & IMAX
Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 & IMAX
Kansas City – AMC Barrywoods 24 & IMAX
Omaha – Lozier IMAX at Henry Doorly Zoo
Henderson – Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
Las Vegas – Brenden Palms 13 & IMAX
Las Vegas – Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
North Las Vegas – Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX 
New Hampshire
Hooksett – Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett
New Jersey
Cherry Hill – AMC Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX
Elizabeth – AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
New Brunswick – Loews New Brunswick 18 with IMAX
Paramus – AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX
Rockaway – AMC Rockaway 16 with IMAX
New York
Albany – Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
Brooklyn – Regal Sheepshead Bay 14 & IMAX
Deer Park – Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City Stadium 18 & IMAX
New York City – AMC Empire 25 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews 34th Street 14 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
Port Chester – AMC Port Chester 14 with IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark Tinseltown 16 & IMAX
Stony Brook – AMC Stony Brook 17 with IMAX
West Nyack – IMAX Theater Palisades Center
Westbury – Regal UA Westbury Stadium 12 & IMAX
White Plains – National Amusements City Center 15 IMAX
Williamsville – Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX
North Carolina
Charlotte – The Charlotte Observer OMNIMAX Theater# 
Raleigh – Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum
Beavercreek – Rave The Greene 14 & IMAX
Cleveland – Great Lakes Science Center OMNIMAX Theater#
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 & IMAX
Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX 
Springdale – National Amusements Showcase Springdale 18 with IMAX
Oklahoma City – AMC Quail Springs 24 with IMAX
Tulsa – AMC Southroads 20 with IMAX
Tulsa – Cinemark 17 & IMAX
Eugene – Regal Valley River Center Stadium 15 & IMAX 
Portland – OMNIMAX Theater at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry#
Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX
Dickson City – Great Escape Dickson City 14 & IMAX
Harrisburg – Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts Select Medical IMAX Theater
Homestead – AMC Waterfront 22 with IMAX
King of Prussia – Regal UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Lititz – Penn Cinema 14 & IMAX
Philadelphia – AMC Franklin Mills 14 with IMAX
Reading – RC Reading Movies 11 with IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills and IMAX
Rhode Island
Providence – National Amusements Providence Place 16 with IMAX
South Carolina
Charleston – Citadel Mall Stadium 16 with IMAX
Myrtle Beach – Myrtle Beach IMAX 3D Theatre
Simpsonville – Great Escape Simpsonville 14 & IMAX
Chattanooga – Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX
Amarillo – Regal UA Amarillo Star Stadium 14 & IMAX
Arlington – AMC The Parks at Arlington 18 with IMAX
Austin – The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
Dallas – AMC Northpark 15 with IMAX
Dallas – Cinemark 17 & IMAX
Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
Garland – AMC Firewheel 18 & IMAX
Houston – The Houston Museum of Natural Science IMAX
Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX
San Antonio – Rivercenter Alamo IMAX Theatre
Salt Lake City – Clark Planetarium ATK IMAX Theatre
Sandy – Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons IMAX Theatre
South Jordan – Megaplex 20 at the District IMAX Theatre
Hampton – Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
Manassas – Regal Manassas 14 & IMAX
Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Kent – AMC Kent Station 14 with IMAX
Lacey – Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
Lynnwood – AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16 with IMAX
Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theatre
Spokane – Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre#
Fitchburg – AMC Star Fitchburg 18 with IMAX
Wauwatosa – AMC Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX 
Calgary – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook IMAX
Edmonton – TELUS World of Science IMAX Theatre# 
British Columbia
Langley – Cineplex Colossus Langley IMAX
Victoria – National Geographic IMAX Theatre#
Winnipeg – IMAX Theatre at Portage Place
Nova Scotia
Halifax – Empire Theatres Bayers Lake IMAX
Mississauga – Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga IMAX
Sudbury – Science North IMAX Theatre
Toronto – AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 with IMAX
Vaughan – Cineplex Colossus Vaughan IMAX
Whitby – AMC Whitby 24 with IMAX
Gatineau – Canadian Museum of Civilization IMAX Theatre#
Montreal – Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus
Quebec City – IMAX des Galleries de la Capitale
Regina – Saskatchewan Science Centre Kramer IMAX Theatre#
Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX
Melbourne – Melbourne Museum IMAX
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney
Graz – Cineplexx Graz IMAX*
Vienna – Apollo Das Kino Vienna IMAX*
Czech Republic
Prague – Oskar IMAX Palace Flora*
Bremen – CinemaxX Bremen*
Budapest – Cinema City Arena IMAX Hungary
Monterrey – Planetario Alfa#*
Tijuana – Cine Planetario Centro Cultural Tijuana#*
Katowice – Orange IMAX Katowice Punkt 44*
Krakow – Orange IMAX Krakow*
Lodz – Orange IMAX Manufactura*
Poznan – Poznan IMAX*
Warsaw – Orange IMAX Sadyba*
Singapore – Singapore Science Centre Omni-Theatre#*
Note: Additional IMAX locations to be confirmed
*denotes later launch  # denotes 2D theatre

About IMAX Corporation

IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment and technology companies, specializing in the creation and delivery of premium, awe-inspiring entertainment experiences. With a growing suite of cutting-edge motion picture and sound technologies, and a globally recognized entertainment brand, IMAX is singularly situated at the convergence of the entertainment industry, innovation and the digital media world. The industry's top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and as such, the IMAX network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. The Company's new digital projection and sound systems - combined with a growing blockbuster film slate - are fueling the rapid expansion of the IMAX network in established markets such as North America, Western Europe, and Japan, as well as emerging markets such as China and Russia. IMAX theaters deliver the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX®, IMAX 3D®, and IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technologies. IMAX DMR enables virtually any motion picture to be transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®. 

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2010, there were 518 IMAX theatres (396 commercial, 122 institutional) operating in 46 countries.

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This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Important factors that could affect these statements include, but are not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions, including the length and severity of the current economic downturn, the opportunities that may be presented to and pursued by the Company, the performance of IMAX DMR films, conditions in the in-home and out-of home entertainment industries, the signing of theatre system agreements, changes and developments in the commercial exhibition industry, the failure to convert theatre system backlog into revenue, new business initiatives, investments and operations in foreign jurisdictions, foreign currency fluctuations and the Company's prior restatements and the related litigation and investigation by the SEC and the ongoing inquiry by the OSC.  These factors and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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