CyberWorld (partially lost IMAX 3D-animated anthology film; 2000)
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]