DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA Wide Release Moved to February 2021

DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA Wide Release Moved to February 2021

After meaningful consultation with many of our museum partners, and based on the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic, GSF has decided to move the release of its highly anticipated large-format film Dinosaurs of Antarctica to February 2021.

“Obviously these are challenging times, but we are grateful to the many theaters—over 80 to date—who have signed on to run the film in early 2021 and beyond,” said Don Kempf, President of GSF. “We had an outstanding screening at the GSCA spring conference, and as a result have added to the list of theaters running the film during our new launch window.”

Dinosaurs of Antarctica is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice, a 250 million-year odyssey from the Permian ice age through the warm and lush Age of Dinosaurs – and back again to the frozen desert we know today. The film received major funding by the National Science Foundation.

“We are excited to take full advantage of the NSF educational and outreach initiatives going forward, with schools, camps and other groups returning to museums in the spring and summer, historically the high-season for field trips,” said Andy Wood, Senior Vice President of GSF. “All of the activity that was planned for 2020 will simply be shifted to 2021 and beyond. Furthermore we are taking this year to produce a suite of additional promotional and marketing assets to augment what was already primed to be an outstanding launch.”

Film buyers in the museum cinema network are enthusiastic about the film – the first original giant screen dinosaur film in over a decade – and its crowd-pleasing potential.

“After almost 10 years, dinosaurs are coming back to our giant screen, and it will be well worth the wait! Dinosaurs of Antarctica is a wonderful science and adventure story for audiences of all ages.”

Amanda Bennett, Vice President of Marketing at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

“This film is like no other dinosaur doc we’ve seen. Audiences come to meet the prehistoric animals – which are awesome – and leave the theater with a new appreciation for climate science. Exactly the kind of film museums need to exhibit.”

Mara Naiditch, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Enterprise at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County

“This is a film that is truly fitting for the giant screen. I screened the film at GSCA; the film is a great science story and has an abundance of exceptional CGI dinosaurs on screen.”

Tony Hardy, Manager, CTI 3D Giant Theater at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis



From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forest and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals – where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation over deep time — investigating the parallels and differences between prehistoric climate events and human-triggered warming today.

Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana…