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Disneynature has a mission to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. My daughters absolutely adore Disneynature movies and the latest to be released is Growing Up Wild which is exclusively on Digital HD and available NOW.
Life is an adventure – especially for a newborn animal who has so much to learn.Growing Up Wild takes audiences to the wildest corners of the planet to tell the tales of five courageous animals as they tackle the very first challenges of their young lives. With a little guidance from sage family members, each must figure out how and where to find food, while learning to recognize the very real threat of danger. From their first steps of exploring their world to their final steps into independence,Growing Up Wild reveals the triumphs and setbacks of five young lives in which instinct, parental lessons, and trial and error ultimately define their destinies. Featuring the stunning imagery and iconic storytelling that makes Disneynature’s big-screen adventures an inspiring movie-going experience, Growing Up Wild brings home a special look at how similar and different these young lives can be.
The first six Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears” and “Monkey Kingdom” are six of the top seven highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all six films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has contributed to a host of conservation initiatives. Efforts include planting three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees and educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation. Additionally, efforts have funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects spanning 400,000 acres of parkland and protecting 75 species of animals and plants, and helped protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats across Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
This movie is a combined version of 4 of their other Disneynature movies into one full length feature film. This would be an especially great movie to watch if you have never viewed a Disneynature film before. These are a great way to get kids interested in learning more about different animals from around the world. Even though Big Sis has seen the 4 movies this movie is made from she still enjoys watching Growing Up Wild. This movie at 77 minutes has truly amazing footage and shown in crystal clear clarity. Disneynature is a really great way to introduce children (and adults) to educational movies about animals.