Wings of Life

Wings of Life

DVD - 2013
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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, closer-than-close filmmaking techniques to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVDN 571.8642 W727W 2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1Blu-ray videodisc

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BridgettM
May 30, 2017

The photography in this documentary about flowers and their pollinators is amazing. I especially enjoyed the story of monarch butterflies. Like some other reviewers, I found some faults with the script and the narration by Meryl Streep, mainly with the "I am a flower..." perspective and the more dramatic and distracting delivery that required, but these were minor issues when contrasted with the wonderful visuals. I appreciated the environmental messages, and hope this won't someday be a document of the way things were. Wings of Life is rated G. Both standard DVD and Blu-ray discs are included.

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 16, 2017

VERY GOOD DIsneyNature DVD emphasizing the essential connection between flowers and animals (butterflies, bees, bats, hummingbirds).
Excellent photography of the animals and flowers.

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Derringer
May 22, 2016

On a positive note - Wings of Life is certainly a dazzling, vividly-photographed, nature documentary from Disney Studios. It tells the viewer a story about pollination, which is continually being carried out (by the insects, birds and bats) from all corners of the Earth.

If nothing else - This colourful, 80-minute documentary is certainly well-worth a view, solely for its excellent, state-of-the-art photography.

But, on the other hand - Wings of Life is also yet another somewhat heavy-handed warning to all of us human Earthlings. It clearly tells one of the short and long-term effects of man's destructive nature.

Here we are told quite frankly how man's environmentally-reckless behaviour is seriously affecting the vital importance of pollination which, if not corrected soon, will spell certain disaster for the overall survival of this entire planet.

This DVD presentation also lost itself some serious points due to the annoyance factor of Meryl Streep's unwelcome narration.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 25, 2016

*Advanced Warning!* - I strongly recommend that you watch this DisneyNature documentary without the truly irksome "I-am-a-flower" narration (spare me!) from veteran, Hollywood actress, Meryl Streep.

I suggest that you turn off Streep's droning voice and turn on some of your favourite ambient music and enjoy watching Wings Of Life (WOL, for short) in that much more pleasant mode.

With Streep's preposterous narration aside - I guarantee that the images you are about to see in this 80-minute documentary are, without question, a truly fantastic and wonderful feast for the eyes.

When it comes to WOL's visuals - It was so clear to see that absolutely no expense was spared to present to the viewer some of the most vivid and astoundingly beautiful imagery imaginable.

Believe me, had it not been for Streep's annoying narration, then I would have not hesitated giving WOL a full 4-star rating, no questions asked.

*Be sure to watch the video that I've included along with my comments*

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BeckyFahy
Aug 03, 2015

Very interesting & informative about flowers & flying creatures. Learned allot watching this!!

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nparrish
Mar 29, 2014

Very good! I was worried a Disney film would be childish or uninformative, but it's amazing. The photography is incredible, as good as it gets...really nice shots of hummingbirds, and incredibly detailed bees, etc. Much of the narration is told from the point of view of flowers. I loved the cactus flowers and bats.

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Tariq Bhatti
Jun 24, 2013

This is an excellent piece of work, beautifully filmed and narrated, it shows how life is dependent on pollination carried out by creatures that may seem insignificant, the role of the flowers and future survival of humanity. An elegant and important documentary that is fascinating, educational and inspirational.

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