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Disneynature reaches its potential with African Cats

Earlier this week, I had the chance to take in Disneynature’s latest “True Life Adventure”, African Cats, which opens on the big screen tomorrow. This film shows the lives of these two fascinating species—lion and cheetah—and the majestic place where they live in breathtaking, nearly-epic… Read More »Disneynature reaches its potential with African Cats

DisneyNature’s “Oceans” fulfills pledge to help Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs are quite literally living breathing creatures that play a crucial role in a healthy marine life for the Earth’s oceans. So protecting those reefs was a great project for DisneyNature to take on as part of their commitment to conservation with the release… Read More »DisneyNature’s “Oceans” fulfills pledge to help Coral Reefs

Thoughts on Disneynature’s ‘Oceans’

Tomorrow is Earth Day 2010, opening day for Oceans, the second picture released in North America under the Disneynature banner. The documentary is directed by French filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud and features never-before-seen views of the world’s oceans captured using the ‘latest in… Read More »Thoughts on Disneynature’s ‘Oceans’

EARTH from DisneyNature – Director’s Roundtable

Director Alastair Fothergill took part in a Virtual Roundtable for DisneyNature’s EARTH today. They also showed the ‘Earth Diaries” film that will be a special feature on the Blu-Ray Disc. It took over 5 years to complete the film, so there is a lot of territory covered in the feature, but it really lets the creators put some umph behind what is otherwise just the story of the movie.

The next two films Fothergill is working on for DisneyNature are Big Cats, projected to release early in 2012, and Chimpanzee, which should arrive early in 2013.

For those interested in the nitty gritty, I’ve included the full transcript below.

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EARTH coming soon on DVD & Blu-ray

EARTH, the beautiful and powerful documentary released by DisneyNature earlier this year, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray. Here at The Disney Blog we’ve been given two copies to give away. See below for details on how to enter the drawing.

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On September 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases EARTH on Blu-ray and DVD! This trio of unforgettable stories is woven together by award-winning filmmakers Alistair Fothegrill (“The Blue Planet) and Mark Linfield (“Planet Earth”), and narrated by Academy Award-winner James Earl Jones. In Blu-ray, the film gives audiences an unmatched opportunity to view its dizzying aerial photography, epic backdrops and rare footage of land, sea and air in astonishing high definition. Bonus material includes a making-of featurette and more.

A large part of Walt Disney’s legacy is his love of the outdoors. You see it in the true life adventure series, the parks, and ultimately in his plans for EPCOT. My hope is that the new Disneynature label will return to this legacy in full. To win a copy of Earth (the DVD version) leave a comment on this post with your idea for what you’d like to see from the Disneynature label in the future. Specific answers with a focus on Walt’s legacy will get extra weight. Make sure to provide a valid email address! Delivery only to US addresses. A winner will be chosen September 4th at Noon eastern.

After the jump you can check out a preview of one of the DVD’s bonus features – Aerial Shots and get more DVD details:

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