Bugs!

Highlighting the extraordinary world of insects

Credits

Director

Mike Slee

Production Companies

The Film Consortium, Principal Large Format, The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, UK Film Council

Studios

SK Films

DNEG VFX Supervisor

Charlie Noble

DNEG VFX Producer

Fay McConkey

Release date

25th July 2003

This IMAX documentary, shot in vivid and squirm-inducing 3-D, journeys to the lush rainforest of Borneo to examine in minute detail the various fascinating and sometimes creepy insects that exist there, including ants and beetles. But the film is given dramatic momentum by focusing on the short-lived adventures of a praying mantis named Hierodula and a caterpillar named Papilio, the latter eventually metamorphosing into an exquisite butterfly. The film is narrated by actress Judi Dench.

Breathtaking photography, stunning special effects and an entertaining commentary from Judi Dench combine for this IMAX experience that gives the insect-sized residents of Borneo's tropical rainforest their finest close-up yet.Empire

Synopsis

Highlighting the extraordinary world of insects, Bugs! focuses on the life cycles of a praying mantis and a butterfly from their birth to their inevitable demise in the tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia. More than 40 tropical insects are featured, captured in minute detail for the first time in 3D Large Format; see a caterpillar hatch from a single tiny egg to metamorphose into a butterfly, and watch as a praying mantis snaps up a fly for its dinner.

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