This past Wednesday (Earth Day, naturally), Walt Disney Studios launched the new film label “Disneynature”, the mission of which is to bring high quality, family-friendly nature documentaries back to the big screen. Considering the popular and critical success of such recent examples of the genre as Winged Migration and March of the Penguins, it is not surprising that the Mouse House would want to get back in the business that they themselves pioneered some sixty years ago with the legendary True-Life Adventures. And with Earth, the first of the planned annual releases under the Disneynature banner, that legacy has been reborn.
Culled from footage gathered for the award-winning Planet Earth television series, Earth is filled with innumerable instances of breath-taking, jaw-dropping beauty. The crystal-clear images — captured through the use of high tech, high def cameras and skillful photography — never fail to amaze the viewer with the wonders of this planet of ours. Truly, superlatives do not do justice to what you see and experience while watching this film, especially if you see it in a theater with state of the art digital projection and surround sound systems.
UPDATE: Earth is now available on DVD and Blu-rayfrom Amazon.com.
Click here to continue reading my Toon Talk review of Earth at LaughingPlace.com.