My family loves nature. The kids have the most fun exploring outside and it’s always an educational experience too. Each year we grow butterflies in our own backyard and release them. Monarchs are gorgeous and they have quite a story, too! Did you know they are part of the largest insect migration…ever?
The story of their migration is captured in Flight of the Butterflies, a favorite film shown in theaters and science centers, and now it’s available to own on Blu-Ray. We were sent a review copy and watched it as a family a few days ago. It’s both a great story and an educational film with truly stunning captures of monarchs in flight!
It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s an adventure.
Experience one of the most incredible natural phenomen on Earth – the migration of hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies – and the remarkable story of a determined scientist and his wife who spent decades unraveling the mystery of where the butterflies disappeared to each Fall. Flight of the Butterflies will immerse you in a world of wonder and inspire you with its story of both animal and human perseverance.
What did we think?
My family watched Flight of the Butterflies together the other night after dinner. It captured the attention of all of us, both my husband and myself and the kids, ages 10 and 7. The movie only runs for 44 minutes so it’s just enough to tell the story, explain the butterfly life cycle and migration pattern, and show some stunning imagery.
It’s really just beautiful to watch, but it’s also a great story of the scientists that were able to track the migration pattern of monarchs, plus it’s really educational. We see monarchs everywhere in our neck of the woods over the summer months. Now we know where they’re headed!
There are a bunch of special features on the disc, too, that include interviews with the cast and crew. I always like to hear about how these films are made. Capturing a butterfly in flight as much as a mile above the Earth is a pretty amazing thing to film!
You can grab a copy of Flight of the Butterflies on Blu-Ray to share with your kids. The generous folks at Shout! Factory are also offering 3 of my readers a copy of the Blu-Ray. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ only and ends at 11:59pm ET on July 21, 2016. Good luck!