Sky Cinema released the movie of the summer this year when EXTINCT hit the screens on 20th August 2021.
This fun kids’ film, featuring the voices of Rachel Bloom and Adam DeVine, is a light-hearted adventure story about two adorable donut-shaped animals – called flummels – who discover how evolution has shaped the natural world.
While living on an island in the Galapagos, mischievous flummel siblings Op and Ed explore a forbidden mountain zone and accidentally time-travel from 1835 to modern-day Shanghai.
Here, they encounter a strange world where, to their horror, they discover that flummels are now extinct. It’s up to this bumbling pair to save themselves and their species… but who will help them and how?
In their quest to change the course of history, the duo journey back in time where they meet several lost creatures, including a dodo, Tasmanian tiger, and Triceratops, learning all about them and how they became extinct.
We also meet Charles Darwin (1809-1882), a famous English naturalist whose voyage aboard the HMS Beagle carried him to the Galapagos Islands, where he established his theory of evolution, which later informed his book On the Origin of Species (and also inspired this film!)
A wonderful introduction to a world of evolution, EXTINCT is a fun and educational movie that will get kids asking all sorts of questions about why animals look the way they do. Adults will enjoy the film too, with its mix of science, history, and humor, making this an all-around family winner!
EXTINCT is available to watch on Sky Cinema now. The film is also available on streaming service NOW via the Sky Cinema Membership.
What is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?
Darwin’s theory of evolution states that all living things on Earth adapt over time to better suit their surroundings. This happens slowly, throughout the generations, and is called natural selection. Those who fit best into their environment have a better chance of survival, and those who are less well-adapted tend not to survive and do not pass on their genes. Only the strongest genes get passed along to the next generations, which is called survival of the fittest.