July 15, 2020—After meaningful consultation with many of its museum partners, and based on the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic, Giant Screen Films has decided to move the release of its highly anticipated large-format film Dinosaurs of Antarctica to February 2021.
"Obviously these are challenging times, but we are grateful to the many theaters—over 80 to date—who have signed on to run the film in early 2021 and beyond," said Don Kempf, President of GSF. “We had an outstanding screening at the GSCA spring conference, and as a result have added to the list of theaters running the film during our new launch window.”
Dinosaurs of Antarctica is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice, a 250 million-year odyssey from the Permian ice age through the warm and lush Age of Dinosaurs—and back again to the frozen desert we know today. The film received major funding by the National Science Foundation.
“We are excited to take full advantage of the NSF educational and outreach initiatives going forward, with schools, camps and other groups returning to museums in the spring and summer, historically the high-season for field trips,” said Andy Wood, Senior Vice President of GSF. “All of the activity that was planned for 2020 will simply be shifted to 2021 and beyond. Furthermore, we are taking this year to produce a suite of additional promotional and marketing assets to augment what was already primed to be an outstanding launch.”
ABOUT THE FILM
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forest and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals—where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation over deep time—investigating the parallels and differences between prehistoric climate events and human-triggered warming today. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana…WELCOME TO ANTARCTICA.
Source: Giant Screen Films