Disneynature: Earth

Disneynature: Earth

James Earl Jones
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield Cast: James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
, Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield,

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As co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the nature documentary Earth represents an edited-down version of the 12-hour small-screen miniseries Planet Earth, reslated for cinematic release. The program provides a sweeping 99-minute tour of our home planet's biosphere -- spanning every level of gaze, from the epic (crystal-clear shots of the Earth hovering in space) to the hyper-specific (a mother polar bear and her cubs waking from a lengthy period of hibernation). The film almost exclusively emphasizes the behavior of the animal populations that inhabit the Earth, yet carefully omits shots that depict the more gory predatory behavior of species, rendering it family-friendly. It also employs a chronological approach -- beginning in January in the Arctic wilderness, and moving progressively through the four seasons and 12 months comprising a single year, until it hits late December -- contrasting various geographic regions of the Earth as shot in various seasons. Above all else, a cautionary message underscores this footage; as in An Inconvenient Truth, the filmmakers continually remind their audience that despite the grandiloquence present onscreen, all may be lost if humankind is not careful.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2009
UPC: 0786936787429
Original Release: 2007
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 9,857

Special Features

Earth Diaries: The Making of Earth The Movie

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Earl Jones Narrator (US)
Patrick Stewart Narrator (UK)
George Fenton Conductor

Technical Credits
Alastair Fothergill Director,Screenwriter
Mark Linfield Director,Screenwriter
Doug Allan Cinematographer
Andrew Anderson Cinematographer
Paul Atkins Cinematographer
Stefan Beiten Executive Producer
Barrie Britton Cinematographer
Richard Burton Cinematographer
Melissa Caron Associate Producer
Simon Carroll Cinematographer
Rod Clarke Cinematographer
Martyn Colbeck Cinematographer
Doug Anderson Cinematographer
Martin Elsbury Editor
Justin Evans Cinematographer
Wade Fairley Cinematographer
George Fenton Score Composer
Martyn Freeman Executive Producer
Wayne Garvie Executive Producer
Ted Giffords Cinematographer
Michael Henrichs Associate Producer
Amanda Hill Associate Producer
Mike Holding Cinematographer
Kate Hopkins Sound/Sound Designer
Amanda Hutchinson Production Designer
Michael Kelem Cinematographer
Simon King Cinematographer
Mandy Knight Production Designer
Justin Maguire Cinematographer
Leslie Megahey Screenwriter
Toshihiro Muta Cinematographer
Didier Noiret Cinematographer
Tim Owens Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Penniket Cinematographer
Mike Phillips Executive Producer
Adam Ravetch Cinematographer
Rick Rosenthal Cinematographer
Peter Scoones Cinematographer
Tim Shepherd Cinematographer
Andrew Shillabeer Cinematographer
Andre Sikojev Executive Producer
Warwick Sloss Cinematographer
Paul Stewart Cinematographer
Sophokles Tasioulis Producer
Gavin Thurston Cinematographer
Alix Tidmarsh Producer
Nick Turner Cinematographer
Jeff Turner Cinematographer
John Waters Cinematographer
Nikolaus Weil Executive Producer
Andrew Wilson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Earth
1. O1: Beginnings [:00]
2. 02: Journey To The Ice [:00]
3. 03: In Danger [:00]
4. 04: In The Rain Forest [:02]
5. 05: Left Behind [:00]
6. 06: The Hunt [:00]
7. 07: Flying High [:00]
8. 08: Water World [:00]
9. 09: Feeding Frenzy [7:42]
10. 10: Heading South [6:49]
11. 11: Endings [7:42]
12. 12: End Credits [10:21]

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