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To The Arctic InsetA journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic 3D is the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.


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“Verdict: SEE IT!”
—Access Hollywood

“Visually stunning.”

—USA Today

“An arctic tale that melts hearts.”

—Los Angeles Times

"The 3D IMAX images are jaw-dropping."

—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"…a dazzlingly immersive experience…the blend of riveting visuals and stories of each species' shrinking habitat carries an impact…"

—Huffington Post

"…a heartwarming documentary… Seabirds, walruses and caribou all get their screen time, but it's the intimate family saga of a heroic polar bear and her two young cubs that gives the film its emotional power."

—The Hollywood Reporter

“You'll find yourself "ooh"-ing and "ahh"-ing, especially at the adorable polar bear cubs and the fierce loyalty that their mother feels towards them."

—Metro, New York

“…superb nature footage… an impassioned plea for action on global warming."

—Wall Street Journal

"…filled with adorable animals... in a succinct 40 minutes the viewer is awed and alarmed, captivated and inspired."


“A riveting journey...a visually dazzling movie... It documents polar bears in all kinds or conditions and from just about every vantage point imaginable, including underwater and under siege."

—Boston Globe

"Its breathtaking photography has a purpose beyond pretty pictures: to remind us that climate change is causing the frigid Arctic to melt…a visual treat, and an important reminder."
—Seattle Times

"Filmmaking and narration so good, it will give you the shivers. it is gorgeous, intelligent and clear."

—Minneapolis Pioneer Press

"MacGillivray is able to inspire awe and warm the heart."

—Toronto National Post

Take Action

f_arctic_mini_4The Arctic is changing.  Rising temperatures and vanishing sea ice mean polar bears are losing their primary hunting grounds and face a daily struggle for survival.  The good news is that we can help protect the polar bear and the Arctic.  Learn how at



bookArcticTO THE ARCTIC:
Photography by Florian Schulz
Foreword by Sylvia Earle 

In this stunning, large-format, panoramic photo essay, renowned nature photographer Florian Schulz takes readers on a personal journey to the remote-yet-vibrant Arctic. The official companion book to To The Arctic, a MacGillivray Freeman Film presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

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