Tiger Child

Tiger Child (Japanese: 虎の仔 Tora no ko) was the first IMAX movie ever made. It was directed by Canadian filmmaker Donald Brittain and produced by Roman Kroitor and Kichi Ichikawa. It premiered at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan at the Fuji Group Pavilion.[1][2]

Tiger Child
Directed byDonald Brittain
Produced byRoman Kroitor
Distributed byIMAX Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1970
Running time
17 minutes


  1. ^ "IMAX'S Chronology of Techonological (sic) Events". IEEE Canada, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  2. ^ "Tiger Child Movie @ IMAX".

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