Rated: G Reviewed by: Frank Release date: April 22, 2009 Released by: Disney Nature
This could be just an upgrade of the old TV nature shows that Walt Disney himself would present during the early years of television. But it is bigger, brighter, filmed better, has more beauty and almost requires adoration of the natural flow of life on Earth.
Following the lives of three families, Bear, Whale and Elephant the comforting but strong voice of James Earl Jones pulls the excitement and warning of the affect of global warming can have on the wild life on the planet.
Caribou roam in heards which cover the land as they are watched and stocked by Lynx while they migrate from season to season moving as nature determines, which is the opposite of humans who alture nature to meet our needs.
We see flowers and fox in Spring and from above on the large screen it appears almost as an elixir as we watch a slower movement and easy flow of the circle of life. Through the use of fast motion we see growth, and the melting and freezing of snow and ice and its affect on creatures who do not control the environment but are controlled by the natural flow of events.
The film is an intriguing, compelling, beautiful trip to our own world, and in the end we are forced to appreciate the blue marble or the salvation of the green World.