An animated journey through the solar system. The film vaults forward in time to follow a small group of alien navigators aboard a spaceship on November 22, 2063, in search of a new home. Time is running out for them because before long, their own sun and its planets will die. They have searched hundreds of galaxies looking in vain for a habitable planet. Finally, our own Milky Way is their last chance. We follow the adventures of the six-member scouting party as their search propels them towards Earth.

Length: 16:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1993
  • Date Released:
    August 1993
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: <20
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    Bear Spots
  • Executive Producer: Andre Picard
  • Producer: Graeme Ferguson, Toni Myers
  • Director:  C. Smith
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: David Douglas
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon
  • Editor:
  • Narrator:
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  • Sponsors:


  • Animation
  • Astronony
  • Short



Film Facts

Journey to the Planets ran for four months in the Imagination Pavilion at Expo ’93 in Taejon, South Korea.