BBC Earth Films Announce UK Release Date of Richard Dale, Peter Webber And Fan Lixin’s EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY
BBC Earth Films brings the visually stunning, feel good family film, EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY, the long awaited sequel to box-office smash Earth, to audiences across the UK and Ireland on Friday 20 October, offering cinemagoers a unique experience to watch the film on the big screen.
EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY celebrates the natural world and follows the journey of different species through the course of one day; starting with the sun rising in the highest mountains to the sun setting in remote islands.
On narrating the film, Robert Redford said “As a storyteller and filmmaker I often look to nature for sources of inspiration. In EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY, BBC Earth Films captured the natural world and its inhabitants using the perfect combination of storytelling and cutting-edge technology. The scenes and images are as inspirational as they are beautiful, and I was honoured to be a part of the film.”
Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters; a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically and a sloth on the hunt for love. Told with humour, intimacy, emotion and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you can possibly imagine - until now!
Narrated by Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), the big screen adventure is directed by Richard Dale (BAFTA and Peabody winner The Human Body) and Peter Webber (Oscar nominee The Girl with the Pearl Earring). The film is scored by Alex Heffes (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Last King of Scotland) and scripted by leading screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, The Railway Man). The film is produced by Stephen McDonogh (Walking With Dinosaurs 3D and Louis Theroux’s award-winning feature My Scientology Movie) and executive produced by Neil Nightingale (Enchanted Kingdom and Wild Africa).
EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY embraces new technology by using 4k resolution creating sharp, lifelike imagery, making the cinema the best place to see the film. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the film with sophisticated surround sound technology, Dolby Atmos, which will be available in selected cinemas.
The film recently opened in China achieving 1 million cinema admissions in less than two weeks!
EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY IN CINEMAS IN UK & IRELAND ON OCTOBER 20
About BBC Earth Films
BBC Earth Films is the theatrical arm of BBC Earth, the global factual brand for BBC Worldwide. Combining Hollywood expertise with world-leading BBC filmmakers, BBC Earth Films seek to take audiences on a journey of discovery, uncovering Earth’s wonders and revealing some of the most incredible characters that share our planet. Building on the BBC’s success with landmark film credits such as Deep Blue and Earth the movie, BBC Earth Films took this ambition to the next level with One Life, an awe-inspiring story that shows how life connects us all, and two 3D features in partnership with Evergreen Films and Reliance Entertainment: Walking With Dinosaurs 3D takes audiences back 70 million years to the last great dinosaur era and is distributed by 20th Century Fox in the US and the majority of international territories, and Enchanted Kingdom 3D a journey through Earth’s wildest continent, Africa, discovering unimaginable sights and stories.
About BBC Worldwide
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In 2016/17 BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.3m and headline sales of £1,059.9m and returned £210.5m to the BBC.
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