Disney Nature Wings of Life

Disney Nature Wings of Life

Looking out my window right now you would never guess that Spring is here. There is so much snow falling down today! It is beautiful but I must admit I am ready for flowers and butterflies! Here is a movie that will help put me into a Spring Time mood! Also don’t forget to set your clock ahead this weekend!

From Press Release:

Spring is in the air—literally—as Disneynature prepares to unveil “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” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand on April 16, 2013—just in time for Earth Day.

“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.”

Said 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.”

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 life, the film, which is currently in production, follows two mother grizzly bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs.


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.


  1. courtney b says:

    i want to see this movie 🙂

  2. Wow, some serious eye candy. I would love to see this and can’t wait for spring. 10 more days!!!

  3. stephanie says:

    i really wanna see this!!

  4. looks like a beautiful movie!

  5. I would love to see this. These Disney Nature movies are so beautiful.

  6. This sounds wonderful, i am going to make sure the family gets to see it-thank you for the post!

  7. OMG my daughter is going to LOVE this movie! Thanks so much for the info, because I didn’t know this was coming out. Thanks for the info…can’t wait to see it!

  8. Andrew L. says:

    These are wonderfully done series, we’ve watched quite a few and look forward to watching this one as well.

  9. Bonnie C. says:

    Wow, thank you for sharing about this! I LOVE butterflies, I find them to be so beautiful and inspirational, and I can only imagine with Disney’s involvement that this would be a brilliant project. 🙂 I’ll definitely have to check this out!

  10. Another beautiful Disney creation. I love butterflies!

  11. A good dose of Spring, for sure. I’d love to watch it.

  12. This looks like a wonderful dvd to watch with the family. Thanks for sharing.

    Diana C

  13. Karen Glatt says:

    This Disney Wings of Life video sounds like a very good movie to watch. I would love to see this when it comes out. I know what you mean about it still being cold in March! I can not wait for the warm Spring day to get here!

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