Ring of Fire is about the immense natural force of the great circle of volcanoes and seismic activity that rings the Pacific Ocean and the varied people and cultures who coexist with them. Spectacular volcanic eruptions are featured, including Mount St. Helens, Navidad in Chile, Sakurajima in Japan, and Mount Merapi in Indonesia. Extensive aerial photography and computer animation help tell the story of the geologic forces that impact the ring.

Length: 38:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1991
  • Date Released:
    March 1991
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:

    Produced by Graphic Films Corporation for the Science Museum of Minnesota, Museum Educational Productions, Inc., and the

  • Executive Producer: Mike Day
  • Producer: Paul Novros, George Casey
  • Director:  George Casey
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  David Hamilton, George Casey, Lawrence Blair, Sean Phillips
  • Cinematography: Mehran Salamati, Mal Wolfe
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Michael Stearns
  • Editor: Tim Huntley
  • Narrator: Robert Foxworth
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Geology
  • Natural Disasters


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