Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef

An exciting and colorful adventure about a coral reef and its diverse inhabitants. This intriguing adventure devoted to the protection of ocean and one of its most precious secrets, Kaluoka’hina – The Enchanted Reef, whose magic protects it from being discovered by humans.

Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace…until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to the young sawfish JAKE and his paranoid pal SHORTY to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.

Uniting an intriguing plot about an endangered reef together with lovable and quirky characters, and an environmental cause, Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef is an instructive adventure, packed with humor, sprinkled with conservationism, as well as educational flavor: a treat for the entire family.

Reviews & Feedback

“Wow, it is one of the best dome shows I have seen. I’m in this business for 36 years and I have seen a lot of shows including mine.”
Dionysis P. Simopoulos, Planetarium Director Eugenides

Official Film Website

Producer, Director, Writer: Peter Popp
Production Company: Softmachine GMbH
Editor: Raul Erdossy
Art Direction: Daniel Plöchinger
Production Management: David Maas
Visual Effects-Character Animation: Nir Loewnberg
Visual Effects Supervisor: Heribert Raab
Character Design: Peter Popken
Character Animation: Alex Sperling
Art Director: Daniel Ploechinger
Special Effects: Heribert Raab
Music: Florian Käppler & Daniel Requardt
Starring: Daniel Fehlow, Cathlen Gawlich, Otto Sander, Wolfgang Völz

Available in 3D and 2D
15/70mm (2D Only)
DCI-Compliant (Animated; 2K)
Fulldome/360: 4K, 30fps
Running Time: 32 minutes
Audio: 5.1, Stereo
Digitally Remastered Release Date: 2014
Original Fulldome Release: October 2004

Theater Support/Marketing Materials

  • Posters
  • Rack Card
  • Postcard
  • Web Banners
  • Educator Guide

Download the Educator Guide