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Format: DVD
Sku: 228352928
UPC: 883929213085
UPC 14: 00883929213085
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: 3/5/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 41 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2011
Video UPC UPC: 00883929213085
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Born to Be Wild - DVD Review DVD Reviews
Published on: 4/17/2012 4:00 AM
What happens when the circle of life -- the one triumphantly celebrated at the start of Disney's The Lion King - needs a human cog to keep the wheel turning That's the central question asked and answered by David Lickley's Born to Be Wild, a 3D nature film making its way to IMAX screens across the nation. Narrator Morgan Freeman (you were expecting, maybe, Gilbert Gottfried?) describes this story as a fairy tale, though one whose storybook ending remains in question. Whether it's happy or sad is up to us, but more on that in a 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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