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    Praise for 
    Amazon Adventure 3D

    "...the overall impact of Bates’ journey shows kids one of the more exciting sides of scientific discovery."  — Variety


    "This looks beautiful: perfect for IMAX theaters and based on an important true story to boot."  — CNN


Amazon Adventure 3D


Amazon Adventure tells the science adventure story of Henry Bates and his extraordinary 11-year journey through the Amazon as a young man in the 1850s who risked his life in his quest to understand and document nature. Despite being entirely self-taught, he made crucial contributions to evolutionary biology. While identifying 8,000 species new to science, he discovered the phenomenon of “Batesian” mimicry and provided to Charles Darwin the “beautiful proof” for what is widely considered the most important scientific explanation of the development of life on Earth – natural selection. This story is told with the highest resolution, cutting-edge 3D technology that captures the amazing Amazonian rainforest and remarkable examples of mimicry.

SK Films is the worldwide distributor of the film, which was released to giant screen theaters in April, 2017. Henry Bates is portrayed by rising British actor Calum Finlay and the film re-unites key members of the creative team behind SK’s hit film Flight of the Butterflies, including Director Mike Slee and SK’s Wendy MacKeigan (lead writer) and Jonathan Barker (lead Producer).


Mike Slee

Executive Producers:
Jonathan Barker
Sean B. Carroll

Jonathan Barker
Wendy Mackeigan
Mike Slee
Yuri Sanada
Vera RP Sanada

Supervising Producers:
Myles Connolly
Kym Crepin

Written by:
Carl Knutson
Wendy MacKeigan

Story Editor:
Jonathan Barker

Inspired by the books:
Remarkable Creatures, by Sean B. Carroll
The Naturalist on the River Amazons, by Henry W. Bates



Calum Finlay as Henry Bates
Begê Muniz as Tando
Ed Birch as Alfred Wallace

For HHMI Tangled Bank Studios


Special Thanks:
Dennis Liu
Anne Tarrant
Lori Beane
Laura Helft
Wilma L. Davis

Download a full list of credits here