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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 228352926
UPC: 883929213115
UPC 14: 00883929213115
Category Keywords: Animals  Documentary  Nature
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Shot in IMAX 3D, David Lickley's 40-minute documentary BORN TO BE WILD observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioral interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood. The film unfurls in two separate geographic spheres. Half of it takes place in the rain forests of Borneo, where celebrated primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas assists baby orangutans; the other half takes place on the arid savannahs of Kenya, where zoologist Dame Daphne Sheldrick works with baby elephant calves. The goal, in each case, is not simply rehabilitation but the ultimate return of these animals to the wild, where (it is hoped) they will function freely and independently. Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman narrates; Drew Fellman produced and authored the script.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/19/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 41 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2011
Video UPC UPC: 00883929213115
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Born to Be Wild 3D (2011) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Luigi Bastardo Reviews
Published on: 4/17/2012 2:09 PM
It’s getting so that you can’t make a documentary about animals these days without hiring Morgan Freeman to narrate. Not that I’m complaining, mind you: Mr. Freeman’s awesome voice is a welcomed addition to just about any project. Why, he could even provide his power of speech to an outlandish exploitation schlockumentary title about UFOs and extraterrestrial life like his predecessor Orson Welles did and still make it sound believable. Fortunately, the nature of the IMAX presentation Born to Be Wild 3D is about just that: nature. As such, it stands to reason we can actually take Morgan’s word for everything as the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info David Douglas - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Mark Mothersbaugh - Composer
Video Cast Info Peter Thillaye - Sound
Video Cast Info Richard Leakey - Creative Consultant
Video Cast Info Drew Fellman - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Morgan Freeman - Narrator
Video Cast Info Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas - Host
Video Cast Info Daphne Sheldrick - Host
Video Cast Info David Lickley - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]ouching....It's fun to see the orangutans as they slither up vines. And the baby elephants are solemnly adorable." -- Grade: B 04/15/2011

New York Times
"[P]retty cool to look at....The attraction here is the cinematography, and it makes good use of Imax and 3-D technology, with lovely aerial views and startling close-ups." 04/07/2011

Los Angeles Times
"[A] captivating documentary....The film proves a rich and memorable journey." 04/08/2011

Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "This may be the first film in recent years worthy of the technology marshaled to make it spectacular....[The film] will not only captivate with its scale but engage with its tale." 04/07/2011

Sight and Sound
"Immersing audiences in the presence of the animals heightens our sense of involvement..." 08/01/2011

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Product attributeVideo Format / Blu-Ray:   Blu-Ray
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