CyberWorld (partially lost IMAX 3D-animated anthology film; 2000)


CyberWorld
The poster for CyberWorld.
The poster for CyberWorld.
Status Partially Lost

CyberWorld (also known as CyberWorld 3D), is a 2000 3D animated anthology film that was released in theaters and never got a home media release. It is the first computer animated 3D film presented in IMAX and IMAX 3D by Intel.

It was released on October 6, 2000 in theaters and was a box office success, getting over $16.7 million. While most of the short films shown in the film can easily be found on the Internet (as well as their respective DVDs), two of the short films, as well as the majority of the transition segments, have yet to surface online.

Any current screening information for the film is scarce. However, the original 15/70mm 3D print has been screened at least once in several IMAX exhibition theaters and museums since 2010, occasionally as projection tests. Recently, it screened at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London in the United Kingdom on July 19 2017, two days before the theater commenced its 70mm showings of Dunkirk, followed by another screening on November 15 that year.

Plot

The main character, Phig, played by Jenna Elfman, introduces to the audience CyberWorld, a museum of infinite possibilities. Three computer bugs (named Buzzed, Wired, and Frazzled) appear and try eating the coding of CyberWorld. When hunting, Phig presents to the audience stock clips of computer animated productions.

In the ending, the three computer bugs create a black hole that leads them to their supposed deaths for the trouble they caused. Phig is almost swallowed up, but is saved after "knight in cyber armor" technician, Hank, reboots the vortex.

In the end, Phig explains that none of the events happened due to the computer bugs. She then summons her battle gear and receives a pink bunny outfit in return.

Segments

- The dance sequence from the 1998 DreamWorks animated film, Antz [Found]

- The CGI segment of the "Homer³" segment from The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror VI" [Found]

- The Pet Shop Boys song "Liberation" music video [Found]

- "Monkey Brain Sushi, a short film by Sony Pictures Imageworks [Found]

- KraKKen: Adventure of Future Ocean, a short film created by ExMachina [Found]

- Joe Fly, a short film by Spans & Partner [Found]

- Flipbook And Waterfall City, a short film by Satoshi Kitahara [Partially Found]

- Tonight's Performance, a short film by REZN8 [Lost]

Available/Recovered Segments

A behind the scenes look of CyberWorld.
A trailer of CyberWorld.
Part of The Simpsons segment.
Monkey Brain Sushi
Pet Shop Boys - Liberation
Joe Fly and Sanchez
Antz - Dance Scene
Homer³ (Clip)
KraKKen: Adventure of Future Ocean.
Cam-rip footage from the opening segment in French.
Cam-rip footage of Flipbook/Waterfall City, KraKKen and a transition segment in French.
Low-quality VHS-rip footage from various segments on a French promotional DVD.

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Comments


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Pokematic

5 months ago
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I remember seeing the ads for this. I was blown away by it back in 2000. I'd never seen anything like this, but alas, I was too young to see it.
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TeridaxXD001

5 months ago
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The lack of a home video release may have something to do with rights. Every segment here belongs to different parties.
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SimplyLostMedia

5 months ago
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This seems like something that you would go to like a IMAX supported mini theater in like a big museum or some place similar, not something that you would find on a home release.
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Paroos

5 months ago
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You're right on that.
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Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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My parents took me to see this when I was little. I must have been 9 or so. Unfortunately I only remember the Simpsons segment.
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UglyBarnacle58

4 months ago
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HOLY MACARONI!!!!!!
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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Didn't the movie itself have the Homer segment streched out? That's what it looks like in the trailer and featurette.
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Maximillion93

4 months ago
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I saw this film on Wednesday! The BFI IMAX squeezed a 70mm 3D screening of it into the schedule at 10:15 in the morning, supposedly to ensure that the 70mm projector was clean and functional enough for Dunkirk's showings. Several children were seated in the middle row and I'm not even sure what they made of it, the film being 90's-era experimenta. This being the kind of film that an exhibition IMAX would screen for test purposes, I wouldn't say this film is lost per se, but just extremely rare.
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Paroos

3 months ago
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Ah! That's interesting to know! Any ways to catch it?
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Maximillion93

3 months ago
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Oh, any other screening since will be near-impossible to find. If anything, the BFI could run the same kind of test some time before Last Jedi, assuming they don't pick something else.
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Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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Pet Shop Boys' music video is dead.
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Ryanskii

2 months ago
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Just checked, it isn't dead, you might have clicked on the wrong video
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Anonymous user #3

1 months ago
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Didn't the Homer segment get stretched out for the movie? Cause that's what it looks like in the trailers and featurette.
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