Today is Learn About Butterflies Day! What a cool little ‘holiday.’ My kids LOVE butterflies and each have their own little butterfly house where they raise caterpillars every summer and then release them. I for one am SO glad warmer weather is on the horizon and we can get outside and get back to enjoying nature. All morning I’ve been watching the birds in the birdfeeder out back. Signs of Spring are everywhere. Three cheers!
I’m pretty excited that in honor of Learn About Butterflies Day Disneynature has released a new slideshow of pictures (above) and a great new trailer for their upcoming film, Wings of Life. I just watched it and it’s SO cool! When my daughter comes home from school I have to show it to her. She’s going to love it. The movie features butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and bats and how they use flowers to pollinate our world. It’s truly amazing how nature works and I love this in-depth look. Check out a clip below.
Isn’t it awesome? I love how the hummingbird seems to be dancing in the air. Just beautiful! The film is directed by Louie Schwartzberg (“America’s Heart & Soul”) and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep. “In the chaos and craziness of our day-to-day lives, few of us stop to consider what’s happening behind the scenes in nature that makes our lives possible,” said Streep. “This film is a stunning adventure that literally takes flight alongside all kinds of winged creatures—butterflies, bees and bats—each working hard to pollinate our planet.” If this clip is any indication my family will love it.
From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, comes Wings of Life — a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, time lapse and macro filmmaking to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.
Wings of Life will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand on April 16, just in time for Earth Day (that’s April 22). Stay up to speed with all the latest Disneynature news by following along on Facebook and Twitter!
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— Lindsay (@PandorasDeals) March 14, 2013