WEIRDLAND: "Earth" documentary

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Earth" documentary

Leonardo DiCaprio posing in Vanity Fair, May 2007.
"Walt Disney Studios is turning box-office cash from its nature documentary "Earth" into seed money to plant trees in the rain forest.

Disney had announced it would plant one tree in Brazil's endangered Atlantic rain forest for every viewer who saw the movie during its first week. According to Disney, the box-office tally hit $16.1 million, which translates to 2.7 million trees.
The trees are being planted by the Nature Conservancy, which is trying to reforest 2.5 million acres in the rain forest.
"Earth" is narrated by James Earl Jones and follows a year in the lives of three families of polar bears, elephants and humpback whales". Source:

"Earth," the first feature-length nature documentary from its new production banner, Disneynature. This amazing new film is from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the Emmy and Peabody award-winning "Planet Earth" series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and "The Blue Planet."

Follows the epic migratory journeys of four animal families as well as the earth's journey around the sun and the massive influence it has on all life on the planet, from the Arctic spring to the Antarctic winter.


The_Brain said...

That's a good initiative from Disney.I'll definitely try to see it while it's still theaters.

Kendra said...

I liked Planet Earth doc series on the Discovery channel, so I bet this is going to be good. I've added in the post the trailer and the first and second part of "Earth".