Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.
Found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life. A One World One Ocean production.
"A whale of a nature doc…dynamic and dazzling...Humpback Whales is a prime example of the power of large-format documentaries to educate, delight and inspire." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
"One does quite literally feel it’s possible to reach out and touch the 50-foot giants onscreen." - Geoff Berkshire, Daily Variety
"I’ve long been a fan of IMAX nature documentaries, but Humpback Whales, directed by Greg MacGillivray, is something special." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“At last captured in a film format vast enough to accommodate its size, the title cetacean inspires awe in this IMAX doc....It offers the kind of awe-inspiring sequences that CGI can only dream of.” (3 out of 4 stars) - Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"If you enjoy seeing a documentary movie that will educate, inspire and amaze you than you will love MacGillivray Freeman's Humpback Whales." (5 out of 5 stars) - Kids First
“It’s awesome! Take your parents and your best buds. (5 out of 5 stars) - Lynn Barker, Kidzworld.com