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Disneynature has done it again! From the studio that brought you the captivating films earth, oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee comes Wings of Life, “a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty.”
Wings of Life is the latest documentary from Disneynature. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress, Meryl Streep, the film takes an up-close look at some of the littlest things on our planet that make the biggest impact on life as we know it.
Unlike its Disneynature predecessors that followed the daily lives and life spans of particular species, Wings of Life focuses (and very closely, I might add) on the correlation blossoms, birds, bees, bats, and butterflies have on the earth’s life cycle—how their activities, that may seem trivial to us, affect not only plants and animals in nature, but also food provision for humankind.
Disneynature is back! After tons of success with “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee” they are expanding their collection and I am thinking it may be the best one yet. One reason, I am so excited to see what Disney has done I have recently discovered the hidden gem of “Flights of Wonder” at Animal Kingdom. This show made me see the light or flight on birds and they were not as…well…boring as I had thought! I love that show and I am guessing that “Wings of Life” is even better.
Just in time for Earth Day, Disney is making “Wings of Life” available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand. It makes me think Spring is in the air—literally—as Disneynature prepares to unveil “Wings of Life,” a spectacular, closer-than-close, high-definition look at the intricate world of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and bats, and their life-sustaining collaboration with flowers. What could be better to ring in Earth Day and Spring that another Disneynature Film that is directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“America’s Heart & Soul”) and narrated by one of my favorites, Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep,.
“In the chaos and craziness of our day-to-day lives, few of us stop to consider what’s happening behind the scenes in nature that makes our lives possible,” said Streep. “This film is a stunning adventure that literally takes flight alongside all kinds of winged creatures—butterflies, bees and bats—each working hard to pollinate our planet.” Said Schwartzberg, “For me, the joy of doing this film is to be able to explore worlds that humans can’t easily experience—bats sipping nectar in the middle of the desert at night, orchid bees expertly manipulated by a bucket orchid, exotic hummingbirds flying like airborne dancers, and a clustering monarch colony with millions of butterflies. I hope to share the spectacle of nature and to spark in others the sense of wonder I have about the natural world.”
When the news that Netflix and the Disney. had entered into a new multi-year agreement that will start in 2016 hit the airwaves on Tuesday, everyone was happy and Netflix Inc. shares event went up more than 8%.
Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription TV service for first-run live-action and animated feature films for the Walt Disney Co.’s Studios. Starting in 2016, Netflix members will be able to watch movies from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature as soon as they are made available for pay TV.
Currently, Starz has had the agreement in place and although the financial terms of the multi-year deal with Netflix were not disclosed, it has been rumored that Starz had paid around $100 million for their current deal. Some analysts are saying that Netflix will be paying upwards of $200 million for their agreement.
Netflix’s family offerings will have a big boost from this deal – especially for their children’s section which is where contest for kids under 12 is stored. “Netflix Kids” and “Just for Kids” has been focused on characters like Dora the Explorer and Curious George, so they need to get ready because the best kids fun is on its way!
The future looks wild, as the Walt Disney Studio’s Disneynature label unveils its new film slated for the big screen in Spring 2014.
Disneynature’s 2014 motion picture “Bears” cozies up to the brown bears who call Alaska’s stunning coastal mountains and shores their home, revealing through tender moments and entertaining imagery how these animals are far from grizzly creatures. This shooting location provides some of the most spectacular visuals ever for a Disneynature film. The film is directed by Keith Scholey (“African Cats”) and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”).
“Our commitment to the production of Disneynature films is to capture nature on its own terms and its own schedule. These films are never rushed so that we can tell never-before-seen stories in our natural world that both astound and charm audiences,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “Disneynature’s next adventure ‘Bears’ promises to continue this storytelling tradition by introducing audiences to a phenomenal variety of wildlife and offering rare glimpses into the day-to-day lives of these incredible animals.”
“Bears” is currently in production in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.
Photo caption: DISNEYNATURE IS WILD ABOUT “BEARS” — Cinematographer Warwick Sloss films two brown bears as they graze in the meadows of Katmai National Park , Alaska. The stunning imagery is being captured for Disneynature¹s 2014 motion picture release “Bears,” directed by Keith Scholey (“African Cats”) and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”).
- Disneynature’s Chimpanzee DVD Review (chipandco.com)
- Marvel Studios To Relocate to Glendale Closer to Disney (chipandco.com)
Great News we are having a comment party on Chip and Co this weekend! We have 2 special giveaways we will be hosting on Chip and Co. First up we are giving away a DisneyNature’s CHIMPANZEE Prize Pack!
One lucky Chip and Co winner will receive a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack as well as a copy of the hardcover book Chimpanzee: The Making of the Film by Christophe Boesch & Sanjida O’Connell.
To enter all you need to do is comment on this article and any other article on Chip and Co between Now and Sunday at 11:59pm EST. I will pick one lucky winner from all the comments and notify them via Email or Facebook that they have won. As always you have 24 hrs to respond or I will pick a new winner.
In case you missed this movie in theaters here is a sneak peek!