A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet—and the effects humanity has had on it over time—captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion—a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers—the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3DA Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2016
  • Date Released:

    April 29, 2016

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Executive Producer: Graeme Ferguson
  • Producer: Toni Myers, Judy Carroll
  • Director:  Toni Myers
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Toni Myers
  • Cinematography: James Neihouse (ASC), director of photography and astronaut training manager
  • Sound Editor: 

    Peter Thillaye

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon
  • Editor: Toni Myers
  • Narrator: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Other Credits: Space operations: Marsha Ivins
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Space


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  • Best Film for Lifelong Learning, GSCA 2016 Achievement Awards

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