The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. Under ordinary circumstances, one might lament the potential sale of Imax Corp to a much larger, international, entertainment conglomerate. Deals like these are often accompanied with the loss of important executive and technical jobs in Canada. Staff at Mississauga headquarters will likely have to answer to financial masters who have a more hands-on approach as they seek the "synergies" a future deal will create to maximize shareholder value. Imax, though, has always defied generalization and much of the nationalist belly-aching that would be heard were this any other company won’t materialize. Canadian companies have a clear edge in using and exploiting large-format film technology. That’s natural. The concept began with artists at their innovative peak in the creative hotbed of the 1960s-era National Film Board. Productions Pascal Blais recently won the Oscar at the 2000 Academy Awards in the Best Animated Short category for its production The Old Man and the Sea – the first-ever large format film to win Oscar hardware. Despite the recent success of Fantasia 2000, Imax producers have so far resisted the urge to "go Hollywood" for over 30 years now. Even well-known reviewers have had to stifle yawns while watching an Imax biography devoted to American superstar Michael Jordan. Imax is a different medium from that found at the local megaplex, and Canadian producers understand that intuitively. Even without Hollywood hype, Imax has continued to grow at an enviable rate. Canadian producers will continue to lead the world in Imax production for the forseeable future as they do a superb job of tailoring content to the format. Canadians produce the best documentaries and environmental studies in the world – ideal subjects for the really big screen. Ownership may fall into the hands of Disney, or Vivendi, or Sony, but those companies will continue to turn to the same Canadians who pioneered the form to ensure its continued growth lest it become yesterday’s novelty.