Meet a new breed of superhero

What if our best friends are our best hope?

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives. Narrated by Chris Evans, the film reveals the astonishing science behind their extraordinary abilities, ensuring that we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again. Discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners in an immersive OMNIMAX® adventure.

Superpower Dogs is now showing in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater.

The 47-minute film, from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, was filmed for large-format screens using special IMAX cameras over the course of 2 ½ years.

Meet the stars:
Halo – Dutch Shepherd

Halo is training as a disaster response dog in facilities around the country to become a member of Florida Task Force 1, one of the most elite search and rescue teams in America.

Henry – Border Collie

Henry is working as an avalanche search and rescue dog in Whistler, British Columbia. Henry’s weekly training includes search and rescue practice, transportation by snowmobile, toboggan, chairlift and on his handler’s shoulders, as well as helicopter insertion and extrication.

Reef – Newfoundland

Reef works with the Scuela Italiana di Cani Salvataggio (Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs). She is an instructor dog, helping other dogs develop their innate rescue instinct to save human lives. She can deploy from a boat or helicopter, can swim for miles without tiring and tow up to 40 times her own weight in the water.

Ricochet – Golden Retriever

Ricochet is one of America’s most beloved therapy dogs. In 2009, Ricochet jumped on a surfboard with a boy who is quadriplegic and has since surfed with hundreds of individuals, a true SURFice dog. She provides canine assisted surfing to empower and improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities and is a member of two surf dog Hall of Fames.

Tony and Tipper – Bloodhounds

These brothers are working with the Kenyan Wildlife Service to protect the residents of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, particularly endangered rhinos and threatened elephants. Tony and Tipper are expert trackers and have helped arrest over 40 poachers and many other criminals, including cattle raiders. Their evidence is actually admissible in Kenyan court, making them the only member of the animal kingdom with the authority to testify in trial.