From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, comes Wings of Life — a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, time lapse and macro filmmaking to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.
What a privilege it has been to see yet another remarkable documentary film from Disneynature. My family was taken on quite an adventure into the lives of hummingbirds, bees, bats, butterflies, and flowers. The film was narrated by Meryl Street as the voice of a flower. She goes to shed the light upon the importance of all flowers in nature and how it impacts everything around us. She does a simply an excellent job and it’s doesn’t come off as cheesy or anything like that.
The cinematography in this film is breathtaking. The color is amazing! The riveting high-speed, time lapse and macro film-making allows us to see what we’d never get to experience first hand ourselves. And not just I was captivated by the film but so were my two children ages 2 and nearly 5 years old. I was certainly surprised that there was nearly not a peep out of them for the entire 80 minutes of the feature! We consider ourselves pretty blessed to be able to look into the world of these creatures and to realize even the impact they have upon us.
My daughter has gone on non-stop about so many things she learned from this film about pollination, names of certain creatures, flowers, and so much more. She has now recently named the Hummingbird as her favorite bird species too. I was glad to see it had such an impact upon her. She’s also asked to watch the film again soon! I feel that this DVD would be a wonderful tool to educate and inform children of all ages, though not limited too. I can’t wait to in-cooperate it into our own schooling science lessons. There’s nothing I dislike, I think everyone needs to run out and pick up a copy!
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Disneynature: Wings of Life (Blu-ray / DVD) on Amazon.com for 27.99 (as of this posting) and eligible for free super savers shipping! You can also rent the feature or purchase it digitally too.
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first four Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee,” are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disney’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all four films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected 129,236 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees.