Toxic cane toads have taken the Sundance Film Festival by storm in an irreverent new 3D documentary exploring the warty amphibians’ invasion of Australia.
Director Mark Lewis hopes his film — "Cane Toads: The Conquest" — will encourage the public to take a different view of the creatures, which are reviled as a pest and a threat to indigenous species in Australia.
It is the second time the Austalian film-maker has investigated the toads, which were introduced to the country in 1935 in a misguided attempt to control beetles ravaging sugar cane fields in the tropical northeast.
But unlike his first film — 1988’s cult classic "Cane Toads: An Unnatural History" — Lewis’s latest movie was shot in 3D, which the director says allowed him to "tell the story from the toads point of view."
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