Tiger Child was created for Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan, and premiered at the Fuji Group Pavilion. It was the first IMAX film and required the audience to move through the viewing space. While the audience was carried through the theater continuously on a large rotating platform, each observer viewed the endless film from a different starting point. The theme of the film was the human experience.

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1970
  • Date Released:
    March 1970
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time:
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    Asuka Productions Inc., Multiscreen Corporation Ltd.
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Roman Kroitor, Kiichi Ichikawa
  • Director:  Donald Brittain
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Donald Brittain
  • Cinematography: George Dufaux
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Toshiro Mayuzumi, with songs by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Editor: Fusako Shuzui
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors: Fuji Film


  • Documentary
  • Short



Film Facts

Tiger Child was the first IMAX film.