If any of you are of the approximate same age as me, you may have grown up watching the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. My siblings and parents and I always looked forward to the chance to watch Disney animation or movies like Mary Poppins, or highly entertaining nature films.
My how things have changed. I would be surprised if a 1960s era Disney production could hold the attention of a media-savvy child of the 2000s. Fortunately, Disney has evolved with the times, and the quality of their nature photography has increased many-fold.
Disneynature is the Paris-based division of the Walt Disney Company. I understand that it has several nature-related movies in production around the world at any time. Its intent is to follow in the footsteps of Walt Disney and his 13 nature documentaries produced from 1948 to 1960 called Walt Disney’s “True-Life Adventures” series.
One of the newest productions from Disneynature is called “Wings of Life”. The only preview I’ve been able to find is this short talk at one of the TED events by the movie’s producer, Louie Schwartzberg. Approximately the first half of this video is talking, the second half is some of the most spectacular insect and slow-motion photography I’ve seen. Click here for a preview. Not sure when this movie will hit U.S. movie screens.