Disneynature: Earth

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Earth (2009 Movie)

“Disneynature: Earth” is a documentary film released in 2009, produced by Disneynature, a nature documentary studio created by The Walt Disney Studios. The film is directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield and narrated by James Earl Jones in the United States and by Patrick Stewart in the United Kingdom.

“Disneynature: Earth” showcases the incredible beauty and diversity of our planet’s natural wonders and wildlife. The film follows the journeys of three animal families as they navigate through various challenges and triumphs in their respective habitats.

The first story revolves around a polar bear and her two cubs as they navigate the Arctic, struggling to find food and survive in the harsh and changing environment. The second story follows a humpback whale and her calf as they journey across the vast ocean, encountering predators and navigating through treacherous waters.

The third story features an African elephant named Shani and her calf, Jomo, as they travel through the African savannah, facing threats from predators and human interference.

The film showcases stunning footage of nature’s most awe-inspiring moments, from breathtaking landscapes to heartwarming interactions between parent and offspring. It also highlights the impact of climate change and human activities on the delicate ecosystems and wildlife of the Earth.

“Disneynature: Earth” aims to raise awareness about environmental issues and the importance of conservation efforts to protect the natural world. The film is part of Disney’s commitment to promoting environmental awareness and educating audiences about the need to preserve Earth’s biodiversity for future generations.

Upon its release, “Disneynature: Earth” received critical acclaim for its breathtaking cinematography, compelling storytelling, and powerful message about the fragility and resilience of our planet. It has since become a popular film for families and nature enthusiasts, inspiring viewers to appreciate and protect the wonders of the natural world.

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  • Year Released: 2009
  • Type of Movie: Documentary
  • Box Office: $109 million
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  • Narrator: James Earl Jones


  • Directors: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
  • Producers: Alix Tidmarsh and Sophokles Tasioulius
  • Writers: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield and Leslie Megahey
  • Music: George Fenton and Berliner Philharmoniker

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