OK, so there is no scientific research to back up the claim that looking at lemurs can increase your happiness. But if you're feeling a little down, or just craving a super-dose of cute, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will definitely do the trick. The film, in IMAX 3D theaters Aug. 22 with tickets on sale now, takes an educational and entertaining look at lemurs, those fascinating and utterly endearing primates found only in Madagascar.
Morgan Freeman, dulcet-toned as usual, narrates this documentary, describing the plight of the more than 50 species of lemurs that are being threatened by habitat destruction and the efforts being made to save them. The film also captures the daily life of lemur families, and it's packed with interesting bits of information. For example, did you know lemur females are dominant and rule the roost over the males? Ah yes, a mom's work is never done.
This G-rated feature is family friendly, fun and action-packed. Who can resist watching these ninjas of the rain forest leap across the landscape in giant bounds and sail between treetops with ease? Check out this featurette and see for yourself. You're welcome.