- 1 hr 35 min
Earth is a motion picture event that follows an entire year in the life of the creatures that we share our planet with. Earth the motion picture is composed entirely of footage used in Disney's twelve hour television series Planet Earth. This 99 minute film sweeps across the entire planet and provides a variety of scopes, from intimate images of a mother polar bear and her cub to the large-scale synchronization of thousands of birds in migration. These images are coordinated and presented chronologically in a story of a year in the life of these creatures as they migrate around the world and combat for survival. Careful editing omits the gory scenes and leaves a family friendly tale, at times heartbreaking and heartwarming, of the family unity that helps creatures around the world fight for survival every day, sometimes losing the fight, but often winning, and always persevering. Music tracks building to magnificent crescendos by Sigur Ros and other artists highlight the magnificence of the masses of life viewed not only on large scale panning camera zooms across oceans and plains, but also in small scale intimate images of love and connection between creatures. Earth is a joint production, funded primarily by BBC, Greenlight Media and Discovery Channel but presented by Disney Nature Films. Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill direct this documentary that provides a new perspective on life through an in-opinionated lens that lets the viewer form their own opinions. This movie serves as a good companion to the filmmaker's previous picture, An Inconvenient Truth. Unlike An Inconvenient Truth, this movie doesn't provide any facts or figures. It doesn't contrast scenes of nature with images of how humans have affected the landscape. It doesn't attempt to arouse anger or guilt for the pollution and other ills that humans have created by destroying nature. Instead it presents an image of the magnificent life in nature, and the value of what we have left to lose.