By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated April 24, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
type
  • Movie

With its cozy references to animal ”moms” and ”dads” and its delicate avoidance of disturbing imagery in the depiction of life and death in the wild, this super-duper deluxe nature documentary (the first title from the new Disneynature label of environmentally conscious crowd-pleasers) clearly aims to recruit young viewers as conservationists. The pitch works for adults, too. Earth, a showpiece from the BBC team that made Planet Earth, is spectacularly photographed, gracefully edited, and effectively matter-of-fact in demonstrating the effects of of climate change. James Earl Jones narrates with the authority of Adam naming the animals. A?

Earth

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 101 minutes
director
  • Deepa Mehta

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