‘Wings of Life’ from Disneynature Debuts
The film gives viewers a close up look at the life of butterflies, hummingbirds, and bats and the valuable contributions they make to plant life through pollination. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep narrates the film which is directed by Louie Schwartzberg.
Disneynature has made a donation to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) – both in celebration of the film and to protect pollinators around the world. The DWCF provides financial support for wildlife study, habitat protection, and conservation and education program development. The fund has also support more than 20 projects aimed at the protection of butterflies, honeybees, and other pollinators in North America.
Past Disneynature films include Earth, African Cats, Oceans, and Chimpanzee. These films gave Disneynature a chance to create awareness and support for conservation efforts around the world. These efforts included planting 3 million trees in the Brazil’s Atlantic forest, establishing 40,000 acres of protected marine area in The Bahamas, and protecting 65,000 acres of savanna in the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor in Kenya.
Next year for Earth Day 2014, Disneynature is releasing Bears a film that showcases the lives of two mother bears teaching their cubs the ways of the wild in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.