Set in the Alberta Badlands, The Last Buffalosurrounds viewers with images and sounds of that area’s creatures. Buffalo, cougars, mountain lions, and eagles are all used to reinforce the film’s message that the wilderness and its inhabitants must be protected. Audiences watch as a newborn buffalo calf takes its first shaky steps. Through the wonders of 3D technology, viewers are dropped into the middle of a buffalo stampede as a hungry mountain lion searches for prey. The films also features sculptor Bill Lishman as he creates a life-sized buffalo from molten iron.

Length: 27:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1990
  • Date Released:
    April 1990
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    A presentation of Wild World Films Ltd, a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, for Suntory Ltd.
  • Executive Producer: Susumu Sakane
  • Producer: Roman Kroitor, Sally Dundas
  • Director:  Stephen Low
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: Andrew Kitzanuk
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Eldon Rathburn
  • Editor: James Lahti
  • Narrator:
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  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Nature
  • Short



Film Facts

The Last Buffalo was created for Expo ’90 in Osaka, Japan.

“Buffalo Takes Eye to the Max.” The Seattle Times, December 22, 1990.