Long before IMAX screens were reserved for blown up versions of the week’s major Hollywood releases, the theaters primarily played nature and science documentaries. That slowly changed as Hollywood filmmakers got a taste for the massive format and the audiences, more likely to pay for Prometheus or Happy Feet 2 than a documentary about space or the ocean, followed. These massive scale documentaries still get made, though. They’re still engrossing, beautiful and one of them is finally coming back to IMAX.

Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, directed by Mike Slee, comes to IMAX theaters this October, and tells the story of not only the birth of one of nature’s most beautiful animals, the monarch butterfly, but finds exactly where they go when they migrate south for the winter.

After the jump, check out the trailer for the film. Read More »

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