Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe starring Saturn. 7.5 million mostly unseen images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope and Milky Way time lapses are brought to life in a ground-breaking epic immersive journey across space and time. From the earliest images after the Big Bang to the final photographs Cassini took before plunging to die in Saturn’s clouds, In Saturn’s Rings is, like space exploration itself, a journey of the heart, mind and spirit that moves audiences with awe-inspiring images and powerful music. In Saturn’s Rings contains some of the most amazing space footage ever, including a 10-day and night, five-camera Milky Way Timelapse, a stunning view of millions of individual galaxies in a single frame, and a jaw-dropping flyover over Saturn’s moon Titan connected with locations on Earth with never-before-seen imagery. DCI-Compliant Digital and Laser available May 4th, IMAX Digital & Laser shortly after and 15/70mm later in summer. Native fulldome digital Q3 2018.

Length: 22:00 and 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Date Released:

    May 4, 2018

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    BIG & Digital

  • Produced By:

    SV2 Studios

  • Executive Producer: Executive Producers: Don Cline, James Toh. Co-executive produced by Nathalie A. Cabrol, Edmond Grin, Michael J. Malaska
  • Producer: Produced by Stephen Van Vuuren and Marie Ston-Van Vuuren. Co-produced by Antony Biello, Bill Eberly, Jason Harwell, Keith Haviland, Val Klavans, Lisa E. Tatge, Leon Toomey, David and Laura Van Vuuren
  • Director:  Stephen Van Vuuren
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Stephen Van Vuuren
  • Cinematography:
  • Sound Editor: 

    Jeff King

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Composed by Pieter Schlosser; performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra with Dmitry Sitkovetsky
  • Editor: Stephen Van Vuuren
  • Narrator: LeVar Burton
  • Other Credits:
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  • Documentary
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Space
  • Technology


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Film Facts

In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over fifty volunteers in Adobe Photoshop, GIMP and