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About the Film

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D takes viewers on a journey of a lifetime to explore the world of the magnificent blue whale, a species rebounding from the brink of extinction. Following two scientific expeditions—one to find a missing population of blues off the exotic Seychelles Islands, the other to chronicle whale families in Mexico’s stunning Gulf of California—the film is an inspirational story that transforms our understanding of the largest animal ever to have lived. 

From its almost incomprehensible size to its spectacular feeding habits; from the surprising role it plays in the health of our oceans to its awesome long-distance communications, the film provides an unforgettable window into the lives these animals live—and the extremes scientists must endure to study them.  Joined by a cast of supporting characters—from dolphins and sperm whales to sea lions and orcas—the blue whale finally gets its star turn… in life size, and immersive 3D on the giant screen!

AUDIENCE AWARD - Beijing International Film Festival
BEST SCIENCE FILM - Beijing International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Wild Scenic Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - International Ocean Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - World Whale Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - International Wildlife Film Festival

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Blue whales: Ocean giants return to 'safe' tropical haven

Blue whales - the largest animals on Earth - are making their home in a part of the Indian Ocean where they were wiped out by whaling decades ago.

BBC News

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants to feature in GSCA 2023 Film Expo

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants (3D) debuts for GSCA 2023 Film Expo audiences on March 14 at AMC CityWalk IMAX in Universal City, California.

Giant Screen Cinema Association

‘Blue Whales: Return of the Giants’ Trailer Gives an In-Depth Look at the World’s Biggest Animals — With Help From Andy Serkis

The award-winning actor narrates the documentary that tells the story of blue whales' road to recovery after nearly going extinct.

The Hollywood Reporter

Oceanic Films, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and SK Films Announce the Release of the IMAX®/Giant Screen Documentary BLUE WHALES: RETURN OF THE GIANTS 3D

Oceanic Films, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and SK Films announce the release of their upcoming documentary, BLUE WHALES: RETURN OF THE GIANTS 3D, the inspirational story of blue whales and their journey to recovery.

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