DVD - 2009 | Widescreen edition
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A remarkable story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. An astonishing and heartwarming film filled with adventure, suspense, and humor as it captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Studios, c2009
Edition: Widescreen edition
ISBN: 9780788894299
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 24, 2019

It was well worth the money to watch it on the big screen. This is a great movie for the whole family. There are a few scenes of animals fighting each other as prey, but the camera cuts away before anything graphic is shown. To me that was the best part, simply because these days there is so much interest in gore and so forth. It was a nice change. Best movie I've seen in a very long time!

Mar 25, 2019

Produced by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in 2009, this 90-minute documentary delves into the lives of animals on Earth.
Filmed with spectacular clarity and beauty, the documentary captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals.
Filled with adventure, suspence and humor, this film appears astonishing and fascinating.

Mar 06, 2019


Entertaining and breathtaking, but a little on the short side, or so it feels anyway.

Franln Mar 13, 2017

I checked this movie out on a whim because it was on the 2nd floor but I'm glad I found it. What an amazing documentary! It's located in the children's section on the 1st floor but I think all humans of all ages should see this film.

Apr 15, 2016

This was really good to watch. The shots they took are amazing!! You feel like you are there. The Narrating was good too!! All the 3 different areas they show are great!!

real_thing Jan 09, 2016


May 17, 2013

It's no secret that back in the 1960s and 70s when Disney Studios were filming their nature shows that they deliberately set things up to have wild animals attack, fight, and, yes, kill each other, all for the sake of entertainment._____ I was assured that this sort of cruel pratice was purely "old school" and did not take place in "Earth". If that's true (and I hope it is), then that means that the patient camera-crew must've literally sat around for days, waiting for some sort of wildlife confrontation to take place._____ If nothing else, "Earth" certainly opened up this city boy's eyes to the vast number of creatures that we, as humans, are sharing this planet with._____ Though "Earth's" narrative made no mention of it, but, it is still quite obvious as you look around, we, homo sapiens (who know better), certainly aren't doing a very good job of sharing this planet's resources with our fellow creatures. Are we? - Always taking the lion's share, so to speak, for ourselves._____ Oops! I'm sorry. How dare I bring up stuff like that!? I'm just supposed to view "Earth" as a cutesy, little nature show, and nothing else. Right?

Dec 31, 2011

This is essentially a Coles Notes version of the BBC's Planet Earth series. This is 90 minutes. The full Planet Earth series runs some 550 minutes.

While this makes for a great TV demo disc, don't cheat yourself (or your kids) by watching this instead of the full Planet Earth series. Think of it as an extended trailer.

nycscribe Oct 29, 2011

Beautiful, scenic views of exotic and faraway locations. See short stories of 3 main animal groups: polar bears, whales or elephants; mixed in with other animal footage and scenery, and talk about global warming. If you want in-depth reports of the 3 main animals, you should borrow another dvd. The scenery and time-lapse photography, however is magnificent and I would recommend this movie just for that. Nice narration by James Earl Jones. Watch the bonus footage of how they filmed the movie over 5 years and all the people involved in making the film. Good for all ages.

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nadian Feb 22, 2010

Violence: Some scenes of animal violence.


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