Are you a fan of Disneynature documentaries? Life on this planet can be an adventure – especially for a newborn animal who has so much to learn. “Growing Up Wild” is the latest creation from the utterly phenomenal team at Disneynature. This time, Broadway Sensation Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs lends his voice to narrate their dynamic photo-storytelling which takes us to the wildest corners of the planet where five courageous animals tackle the very first challenges of their young lives. With some 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. Disneynature’s Growing Up Wild is Exclusively on Digital HD December 6th.
We love feeling immersed in the incredibly cinematic and educational journey that Disneynature taken us on with previous True Life Adventures, like “Monkey Kingdom (2012)” and “Bears (2014)”. Click here to check out “Free Movie Clips, Activity Sheets and Educators Guide from ‘Chimpanzee'”.
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Their mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. 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.
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- Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). The films earned eight Academy Awards®.