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Flight of the Butterflies

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A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist's 40-year search to unravel the mystery - where do they go each fall Experience the Flight of the Butterflies.

  • DirectorMike Slee
  • Runtime: 44 min
  • StudioShout! Factory
  • QualityHD
  • Starring Megan Follows Gordon Pinsent

Reviews about Flight of the Butterflies

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Impressive to view in Imax 3-D, it's a true story that will inspire viewers to plant a milkweed garden.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Kim Ode
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You'll leave better informed about monarchs and environmental concerns, but also a little awed by the twists and turns and darn good luck behind a lot of scientific advancements.

Toronto Star
Marco Chown Oved
Toronto Star

It's a story that begins and ends in Toronto and returns every year - and it's never been so spectacularly and passionately retold until now.

Globe and Mail
Ivan Semeniuk
Globe and Mail

Flight of the Butterflies stands out as one of the best of its genre.

Seattle Times
John Hartl
Seattle Times

A feast for the eyes and clearly a labor of love, "Flight of the Butterflies" is one of the must-see 3-D IMAX movies.

Washington Post
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It's easy to forget "Flight of the Butterflies" is just a movie, as the 3-D documentary about monarch migrations looks and sounds so much like nature.

Common Sense Media
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.

NOW Toronto
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

The filmmakers turn classroom material into a dense procedural. Meanwhile, they capture phenomenal footage of the monarch in its various stages, from egg to chrysalis to the butterfly that hates winter as much as I do.

3AW
Jim Schembri
3AW

At the preview...the 3D effect had scores of kids reaching out to touch the butterflies. It was as gorgeous a sight to behold as anything on the giant Imax screen.

Film Journal International
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Short, easy-to-like and informative movie is refreshingly upbeat, as bright as its subject, and at just under 45 minutes, a perfect entertainment for restless youngsters.

Flight of the Butterflies
D. Powell
Plant more Milkweed....Save our Monarchs

If you are thinking about raising Monarchs, this is a great film to watch before you get started. I've been raising them for years and I wish this was available then. @lovethishobby

Flight of the Butterflies
Amazon Customer
Incredible Journey!

Absolutely gorgeous film. We are so blessed to have such special creatures.

Flight of the Butterflies
Amazon Customer
Beautiful experience

Beautiful story and movie about beautiful cratures.

Flight of the Butterflies
Judy Huston
I loved seeing this and learning of the monarchs migration and destination.

One man developed a lifelong interest in the monarch butterfly. This is an amazing story of tenacity and partnership with other like-minded people. I loved seeing this and learning of the monarchs' migration and destination.

Flight of the Butterflies
Tim
WOW!

We very much enjoyed the 3D version at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, AZ, and are so happy to have finally purchased the digital download here on Amazon. Easy purchase of a truly remarkable film! What amazing videography! And what an absolutely AWESOME Creator to have designed and then programmed monarch butterflies with God-given instincts to fly 2,000 miles across North America, generation after generation! It was unfortunate that the film mentioned Darwin, evolution, and adaptations as if random chance plus time had anything to do with creating these amazing insects. What child would believe that a plastic replica of a monarch butterfly was not deliberately ...

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