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It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's ... A Dog Dangling From A Helicopter?!

The IMAX film Superpower Dogs follows six remarkable canines who work in fields such as avalanche and water rescue, endangered species protection, and emotional support.
Henry, a border collie with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, flies with his handler over ski slopes in the Canadian Rockies. He is one of six dogs profiled in the IMAX film Superpower Dogs. Source: Cosmic Picture Limited

A new IMAX movie opens with a rescue worker named Henry dangling from a helicopter, working to save a skier trapped in an avalanche.

Henry wears a vest and goggles and, oh, by the way, is a border collie.

"Henry is like the real-life James Bond of dogs," says Daniel Ferguson, director of Superpower Dogs.

The film follows six remarkable dogs who work in fields such as avalanche and water rescue, endangered species protection, and emotional support.

"I think casting makes a movie, and in this case it's no exception," Ferguson says. "The dogs are at the

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