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#DisneyNature Wings Of Life On Blu-ray & DVD + Kids Crafts Inspired By The Film - Perfect For Earth Day!

Disneynature's Wings of Life has landed on Blu-ray & DVD just in time for Earth Day and it's pretty FABULOUS!  The World as we know it, literally depends on these mystical winged creatures to do their jobs.

Disneynature's newest addition to their beloved nature series, Wings of Life, is narrated by  academy award winning Meryl Steep and follows various species of winged creatures, as they quietly go about doing their critical jobs of pollinating the planet. The film documents the magical flights of monarch butterflies, bees, birds and bats. The breathtaking, visually stunning images in Wings of Life capture the beauty of our planet and the intricacies that we so easily overlook in our daily routines.

This project brought great joy to the director Louie 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” said Schwartzberg. 

Check out the interview below with Wings of Life Director, Louie Schwartzberg.
We are certain that viewers will feel the same joy when they view the gorgeous presentation in Disneynature's Wings of Life! Our family absolutely loved all of the beautiful imagery and we learned so much! Disneynature's Wings of Life would make the perfect pick for your next family movie night! [Our Thanks To Disney for providing us with a Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack for review - All thoughts expressed in this post are our own ] has created some super cute kid-friendly crafts inspired by
the DisneyNature's WINGS OF LIFE movie!  Check out the link below to learn how to make birds, flowers, butterflies and more!

Film Synopsis:
Spring is in the air—literally—and Disneynature has unveiled [April, 16, 2013] “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. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“America’s Heart & Soul”) and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, “Wings of Life” is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand now - just in time for Earth Day [ April 22, 2013].

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 the cameraman 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 celebrate the debut of “Wings of Life,” Disneynature has made a contribution to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to protect pollinators worldwide. The DWCF has already supported more than 20 projects across North America focused on protecting pollinators and their habitats. Grants have helped conservationists save endangered butterflies, expand habitat for honeybees and educate children about the importance of pollinators and how they can help protect them.

The “Wings of Life” Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a sneak peek at Disneynature’s 2014 big-screen adventure “Bears.” In an epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with lifethe film, which is currently in production, follows two mother grizzly bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs.