The latest IMAX documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, Superpower Dogsopens at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) Empirical Theater on March 15. Superpower Dogs takes audiences on an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. The film is narrated by Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger).
Superpower Dogs follows six real-life working dogs from around the world as well as their human partners as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the lives of people with special needs.
"I am really happy to be part of Superpower Dogs," said Chris Evans. "I am a proud dog owner and completely understand the connection that humans have with these remarkable animals. I love the way this film highlights incredible working dogs who utilize their real-life superpowers to help and protect people."
Audiences will discover the amazing abilities of different breeds and the astonishing science behind their superpowers. We’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! Meet the stars of Superpower Dogs: • Halo: a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America • Henry: an avalanche rescue expert saving lives in the Canadian Rockies • Reef: a Newfoundland lifeguard in the Italian Coast Guard • Ricochet: a surf and therapy legend in Californiawho heals people with special needs • Tipper and Tony: Bloodhound brothers leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa
“Superpower Dogs was a joy from start to finish, said Daniel Ferguson, Writer/Director. “The real-life heroism of these animals and the bond they share with their human partners is such a moving, epic story that lends itself perfectly to the IMAX® format. We hope audiences come away with a deeper appreciation for our best friends.”
Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care companies, is proud to be the exclusive presenting sponsor of Superpower Dogs, as the film aligns with the company’s purpose – A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™ – by spotlighting the amazing true stories of dogs with extraordinary abilities who save lives and make the world a better place.
Banfield Pet Hospital® is a proud supporter of Superpower Dogs – and all superpower pets. Banfield veterinary professionals were onsite at all U.S. filming locations to help ensure the health of the movie’s four-legged stars. Founded in Portland, Ore.and today the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S., Banfield is eager to share Superpower Dogswith its hometown in hopes of inspiring local pet owners to celebrate the positive impact pets have on our lives.
“At Banfield, we believe that behind every superpower pet is superpowered pet care,” said Daniel Aja, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, BanfieldPet Hospital. “Banfield was honored to play a part in the filming of Superpower Dogs, and we are thrilled to welcome this inspiring movie the celebrates the power of pets to our own backyard.”
Tickets to the film are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for youth (ages 3-13), and $7 for seniors (ages 63+). Guests can purchase tickets online, via phone at503.797.4000 or in person at the museum. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.