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.”
So how does Disneynature do it you ask? My information is telling me by employing multiple cameras, both time-lapse and high-speed cinematography and extraordinary patience (while nature took its time unfolding), filmmakers shot on location in more than a dozen areas, ranging from the El Rosario Preserve in Michoacán, Mexico, to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Park in Arizona. “Wings of Life” features extraordinary imagery shot with digital cameras—one capable of frame rates of up to 1500 frames per second, and the use of a pinhole lens, which allowed thecameraman to get within millimeters of an insect subject while retaining a clear view of the background. The resulting imagery—intimate and breathtaking—is brought to life for audiences through spectacular high-definition picture and sound quality.
To find more information on “Wings of Life” Disney has specific social media sites for Disneynature that has more info:
Stay connected with the latest “Wings of Life” information:
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- Website: www.Disneynature.com
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