Thursday, June 24, 2021

SimEx-Iwerks launches new 4D BBC Earth show

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment premiered its latest BBC Earth release, “Octopus: Blue Planet II 4D Experience,” a custom special effects show that highlights one of the most captivating creatures of our planet’s oceans: the octopus. Developed from BBC Earth’s critically acclaimed “Blue Planet II” television series, this brand new 4D Experience began showings at John G. Shedd Aquarium on Friday, May 28, 2021.

SimEx-Iwerks collaborated with Shedd Aquarium and BBC Earth to develop the multi-sensory experience. The result is a 12-minute show that reveals extraordinary octopus behaviors and dynamic oceanic landscapes.

“This collaboration with our long-term partner, Shedd Aquarium, is a great example of how we work closely with our 4D Theater partners to deliver exciting shows that resonate with guests,” says Kate Magnusson, Vice President, Partnerships and Marketing at SimEx-Iwerks. “The addition of this show to the aquarium’s highly successful 4D Theater creates a powerful lineup of films for Shedd’s guests this summer.” 

“Octopus: Blue Planet II 4D Experience” goes beneath the surface to explore how the octopus masters its physical and mental strengths to outwit and escape its underwater rivals. In addition to the eight-tentacled wonder, the 4D Experience showcases several other ocean-dwellers including the pyjama shark and sally lightfoot crab. 

The 4D Theater features a variety of in-theater and in-seat special effects to heighten the on-screen action. “Octopus: Blue Planet II 4D Experience” is now available to 4D Theaters worldwide.

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