***Disclosure: Disney provided me a copy for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.***
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
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.
I love every single DisneyNature film out. They show us the world we live in every day, but on a level we don’t normally see.
With Wings of Life we see bats, orchid bees, humming birds, and my personal favorite monarch butterflies. I’ve always loved butterflies. They are so free and beautiful. Yes, I do have a butterfly tattoo, but that is an entirely different blog post. However, the why of that tattoo is demonstrated within Wings of Life.
The clarity of the wings throughout this film is breathtaking. They ised a digital camera capable of frame rates of 1500 frames per second. It also featured a pinhole lens which allowed the cameraman to get within milimeters of the subject. Truly amazing!
“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.”
Also, in celebration of Earth Day, check out this 25-page educational guide, created by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Education Team, which introduces learners in grades 2–4 to the amazing and often unseen world of pollinators through science, math and art! Activity sheets, games and units of inquiry help curious young minds explore the plant and animal worlds as well as the many ways that humans depend on them.
BUT IT NOW!
Wings of Life is available NOW. You can hop over to Amazon or your local WalMart, Target, etc. to grab it today. Remember that includes a special sneak peek of DisneyNature’s BEARS as well!