11 Oct 2021

Canada: Frozen Revival of Dino Island Now in Production

As SimEx-Iwerks and Italy-based CGI studio Red Raion have announced, their joined film project “Frostbite – Dino Island III“ is now in production. This will be the overall third version of the SimEx classic “Dino Island“, which has been available since the mid-90s. In this new adventure, guest will be immersed into the Antarctica, where dinosaurs have been preserved within permanently frozen ice caves. After a volcano erruption the caves begin to melt and the prehistoric creatures start to come alive again.

“Our previous Dino Island films are the most successful, widely distributed ride films in our catalog. We are excited to release this high-action, custom film for both our FlyRide® and 4D Theaters. The show will work as a stand-alone experience as well as a fantastic complement to dinosaur-themed special exhibits,” says Mike Frueh, Senior Vice President, Licensing & Distribution, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment.

Richard Needham, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment’s Creative Director, commented: “It has been a lot of fun developing the next chapter of the Dino Island story. We want this attraction to really showcase all the best attributes of flying theatres and 4D Experiences®, from the ride dynamics to the environmental effects. We’re taking advantage of all the cutting-edge storytelling tools available today to make that happen. Red Raion shares our enthusiasm for this property, and it’s been a real pleasure working on it with them.”

“We are extremely proud that SimEx-Iwerks has chosen Red Raion to produce the newest chapter of their successful Dino Island series. […] We’re glad that they decided to renew their trust in us, and we can‘t wait to show everyone the results of this further collaboration,” added Valeria Rizzo, Business Development Director at Red Raion. (eap)