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. 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.
The other day I put in Wings of Life for my two children to watch. The three of us were mesmerized from the very start of this epic look inside the world of winged creatures and beautiful flowers. The time-lapse photography and high-speed cinematography really made this film feel so intimate. Wings of Life features extraordinary imagery shot with digital cameras; capable of frame rates of up to 1500 frames per second. Paired with the use of a pinhole lens allowed the cameraman to get within millimeters of an insect subject while retaining a clear view of the background. The results, nothing less than breathtaking and my children and I now have a love for the unsung heroes of our precious planet.
Wings of Life is Directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“America’s Heart & Soul”) and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Wings of Life takes 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.
Wings of Life from Disneynature is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack – Digital & On Demand April 16, 2013, just in time to celebrate Earth Day. 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 life, the film, which is in production, follows two mother grizzly bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs.
Disclosure: I was sent a free sample for the purpose of conducting this review. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own. No monetary compensation was given. I am disclosing under the FTC’s 16 CFR Part 225, Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.