Alaska: Spirit of the Wild

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
Directed by George Casey
Written by Mose Richards
Narrated by Charlton Heston
Cinematography Rodney Taylor
Distributed by IMAX Corporation
Release dates
Running time
40 min.
Country  United States
Language English

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild is a 70mm Academy Award-nominated 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]


  1. "Rotten Tomatoes".
  2. "NY Times: Alaska: Spirit of the Wild". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.

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