Alaska: Spirit of the Wild

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Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
Directed byGeorge Casey
Written byMose Richards
Narrated byCharlton Heston
CinematographyRodney Taylor
Graphic Films
Distributed byHouston Museum of Natural Science
Release date
Running time
40 min.
Country United States

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild is a 70mm American documentary film featuring the landscape and wildlife of Alaska. It is narrated by Charlton Heston and released to IMAX theaters in 1997.

Alaskan wildlife featured in the film include moose, bears, seals, wolves, caribou, and whales, while narrator Heston provides background information. The film was produced by the same IMAX filmmaking team that created Africa: The Serengeti. Similar shots of vast landscapes, which are particularly well suited for IMAX's large screen theaters, and entertaining wildlife footage is featured. Aerial photography and underwater photography techniques are utilized throughout the production.

It has been well received by critics[1] and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 1998. [2] [3]


  1. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes".
  2. ^ VHS 1998 Oscars-Internet Archive
  3. ^ "The 70th Academy Awards (1998) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved May 26, 2019.

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