|Directed by||Colin Davies
|Produced by||Steven Hoban
|Written by||Steve Hoban
|Music by||Paul Haslinger
IMAX Sandde Animation
|Running time||47 minutes|
CyberWorld (also known as CyberWorld 3D) is a 2000 3-D comedy anthology film shown in IMAX and/or IMAX 3D, presented by Intel. Several segments originally filmed in 2-D are showcased as converted to 3-D format.
Phig (Jenna Elfman) is the host of the movie, as she shows the "Cyberworld", World Computer-like, meanwhile the computer bugs come and try to eat the Cyberworld. When Phig knows about them and hunts for destructive computer bugs, she presents various short stock clips of computer animated productions, such as scenes from Antz and episodes of The Simpsons post-converted to 3D.
CyberWorld was a box office success, grossing $16,653,900.
Roger Ebert, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, praised the film for accurately presenting what 3D technology is capable of. He particularly singled out the size of the IMAX screens the film was projected on. He went on to write, "(The film) takes advantage of the squarish six-story screen to envelop us in the images; the edges of the frame don't have the same kind of distracting cutoff power they possess in the smaller rectangles of conventional theaters."
However, Paul Tatara of CNN.com was displeased of the films over-reliance on 3D effects, continuing on to say, "Unfortunately, you can't escape the sensation that you might end up wearing the contents of your stomach while you watch it."
- Official website
- CyberWorld at the Internet Movie Database
- CyberWorld at Box Office Mojo
- CyberWorld at Rotten Tomatoes