Shorty and the Legend of the Enchanted Reef

“Legend of the Enchanted Reef” is the first combined Cinema and Fulldome movie by SOFTMACHINE and the prequel of Kaluoka’hina. It is an imaginative animated adventure for the whole family, that raises awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans. By combining entertainement with educational elements the movie calls attention to the preservation of the unique living environment of coralreefs in a playfull and delightful way.

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Story

Jake and Shorty, two fish buddies, on an escape from humans and in search of the hidden reef and Indigo, Shorty’s little sister. An adventurous journey to our ocean’s last paradises.
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The lively perciform Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, thrive in a bustling and colorful coral reef.One day, out of nothing, an enormous trawl devastates their reef. Our three heroes survive this cataclysm only with great deal of luck. They are forced to leave their destroyed habitat and go on a search for a new and safe home.

“Legend of the Enchanted Reef” is an imaginative and humorous, as well as exciting and touching animated movie for the whole family: the quest of three lovable characters for a safe home reveals the moving beauty of the seas but also their endangerment through massive human impact.

The story combines entertaining and educative elements into a sustainable message about the great importance of our oceans.

Mission: environmental protection

Despite being important for almost all life on earth, coral reefs are currently being threatened worldwide, facing such large-scale degradation, that we have already lost about 27% of the world’s reefs. “The Legend of the Enchanted Reef” raises awareness for the threats for coral reefs and the acuteness of marine conservation.
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Discharge and pollution, industrial waste, household garbage, agricultural sources and untreated discharge water place a great burden on the sensible ecosystem of coral reefs. Additionally, elevated surface temperatures caused by worldwide climate change lead to coral bleaching more frequently and ocean acidification (caused by increased amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere) slows the growth rates of corals.

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Overfishing and destructive fishing methods lead to damage to both fish stocks and their environment. The problems include dynamite-fishing and trawling. Fishing nets often get stuck in reefs and damage them.

Movie Info

Format:  fulldome 2D / fulldome omnidirectional 3D / flat 2D & 3D / 4K / 30 fps

Running Times:  65 min / 45 min / 28 min

Subject:  
Ocean / coral reef / environmental care

Genre:  edutainment – education & entertainment / animation

Topics:  
coral reef  / coral blossom / coral bleaching / marine pollution / destructive fishing / constellations / nature reserve

Message:  awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans / environmental protection / importance of friendship / never give up and follow your believes

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