(duration 32 min)
Uniting an intriguing plot about an endangered reef together with lovable and quirky characters, as well as an environmental cause, KALUOKA´HINA - The Enchanted Reef is an instructive adventure, packed with humor, sprinkled with conservationism, as well as educational flavor: a treat for the entire family.
The vastness of our planet's oceans holds unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka'hina, the enchanted reef, whose magic protects it from being discovered by humans. Kaluoka'hina's colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace... until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken. Now it's up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.
"Kaluoka'hina, The Enchanted Reef" is the worldwide first family entertainment 3D-animation feature film originally produced for the 360° Dome Projection Format, offering thus a completely new and unique visual panorama experience.
The film transports the viewer to a tropical reef, a one-of-a-kind world: colorful and foreign, full of adventure and danger, riddles and mysteries, old legends and myths... a world inhabited by creatures that are humorous and courageous, lovable and bizarre, charming and dangerous.“Kaluoka'hina”, undiscovered by mankind…
...hidden in the vast oceans of our planet, there where the depths of the seas guard their fascinating secrets:
One of the most precious is "Kaluoka'hina", a tropical coral reef - an enchantment lies over this peaceful place: mankind cannot find it. The reef's colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in paradisiacal peace, until a volcanic catastrophe breaks the spell...
Now it's up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon... But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty will have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.
Kaluoka'hina, The Enchanted Reef - a humorous adventure story for young and young-at-heart; entertaining and exciting, with many informative details about the fantastic world under water. Both a thrilling and educational film, which sharpens our awareness to preserve our environment. A true treat for the entire family.
Director: Peter Popp
Kaluoka’hina, the Enchanted Reef is the first “family entertainment” feature film produced originally for 360o dome projection cinemas. The teacher’s guide contains exciting background information about themes such as coral reefs, volcanism, kelp forests, and bioluminescence, as well as about the interplay between marine fauna and planetary constellations. This companion booklet serves as an info source for all who are interested in these topics, but it may also be used to acquaint students with themes that appear in the movie. Nonetheless, the teacher’s guide stands by itself as an educational resource independent from the movie.
“The prerequisite for knowledge is curiosity” Jacques Cousteau French marine biologist 1910-1997