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Written by: National Geographic Giant Screen Films
Date: November 14, 2006

National geographic giant screen films sets worldwide premiere date for SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE

  

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Video Game Release to Coincide with Film Premiere Date

WASHINGTON (Nov. 2006) — National Geographic will premiere its new giant screen film SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE in IMAX® and other specialty theaters worldwide on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, it was announced today by Lisa Truitt, president, National Geographic Giant Screen Films.

Presented in both 2-D and 3-D formats, Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. The film combines dynamic, state-of-the-art animation with stunning, dramatic recreations in an unforgettable prehistoric adventure. Through the power of the giant screen experience, this journey to the bottom of the ancient oceans will bring audiences face-to-face with some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.

The Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure video game release will coincide with the Oct. 5, 2007, worldwide premiere of the film; it will be sold at video retailers and online at www.nationalgeographic.com/store. The game play will be similar to the film, showcasing a prehistoric world that brings sea creatures to life as they journey through Earth's ancient seas. It will be available on the new Nintendo Wii, making full use of the exceptional interactive experience Wii has to offer, as well as on the popular Sony PS2 and Nintendo DS platforms. The game is licensed and will be distributed through Destination Software Incorporated (DSI) in partnership with National Geographic Ventures.

The film's worldwide same-day release will be backed by a unique and robust marketing program, which will leverage other National Geographic assets including the National Geographic Channel, National Geographic magazines, and www.nationalgeographic.com. Additional outside marketing and promotional partnerships will round out the program.

The Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure film production team has completed principal photography. Sean Phillips is the director. Mose Richards is writer. Producers are Lisa Truitt and Jini Durr. Erica Immucci is associate producer. T.C. Christensen serves as director of photography. Jonathan Shaw is editor. Tim Kelly is executive producer. The film will be distributed worldwide by National Geographic.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure is a production of National Geographic Giant Screen Films and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

National Geographic Giant Screen Films is part of National Geographic Ventures (NGV), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. Building on its global reputation for remarkable visuals and compelling stories, National Geographic Giant Screen Films produces original 2-D and 3-D productions for the world's largest screens. National Geographic Giant Screen Films also retains distribution rights to a portfolio of 23 films. More information is available at nationalgeographic.com.

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