Monarch butterflies are great travellers and the stars of this film. Every fall they journey from all over North America to the mountain valleys of Michoacan state, Mexico. Shot on location in Mexico, Canada and Florida, the film brings the audience into the life-cycle of the Monarch.

Length: 15:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1990
  • Date Released:
    April 1990
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: <20
  • Formats: 15/70, IMAX Magic Carpet
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    Magic Carpet Productions for Sanwa Midori
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Roman Kroitor, Charles Konowal
  • Director:  Michael Scott
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score: 
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  • Documentary
  • Nature



Film Facts

The first film shot using the IMAX Magic Carpet process and first shown at EXPO ’90 in Osaka.