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IMAX: Born to Be Wild (Movie-Only Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (2011)

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00748K1AK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,568 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

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Borneo
Kenya
Camp Leakey
Coming Home To Tsavo
Wild Filmmaking
Caregivers
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Editorial Reviews

Acaedmy Award-winner Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure Born to be Wild, an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. Born to be Wild transports you into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdokas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals to the wild.

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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 Wildlife Sanctuaries - One Strong Message September 28, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
This movie parallels two different wildlife sanctuaries in two different parts of the world. And because the movie is filmed in 3D, with IMAX quality, viewers feel like they are right there. To top it off, Morgan Freeman is the narrator.

In Kenya the story takes you to a refuge for baby elephants managed by elephant expert, Dame Daphne Sheldrick. She and her team rescue baby elephants from the wild who have lost their mothers for various reasons and nurture them until they are old enough and strong enough to be released back into the wilderness. Half way across the earth from Kenya is Borneo, where an orangutan sanctuary - deep in the rain forest - rescues baby orangutans whose mothers have been killed. It is here that primatologist, Dr. Birute Galdikas, and her team, act as mothers to these fragile creatures until they can be released back into their natural habitat.

The cuteness factor of the baby animals in this movie is off the charts. There is a scene where a worker is pushing a group of baby orangutans in a wheel barrel, and everyone in the theater audibly sighed. There is another priceless scene where the primates are soaping themselves up in a bath. The baby elephants are playful and friendly and so darn adorable too. Some of the babies have trouble falling asleep so the workers have to stay with them to help them relax. You'll wish you could take one home with you. I like the way the movie takes you back and forth to the two sanctuaries. The cinematography is spectacular, as it is in all IMAX movies I've ever seen.

Children will learn that, although wild animals are cute and friendly, they are still wild and that must be respected. The rescuers give these babies a second chance to survive and let them be the animals that they naturally are while in captivity. That way when they are set free, they have the greatest chance of survival.

Anyone, young or old, who loves animals will love this IMAX movie.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
This really is a great movie for kids and adults alike, albeit it does have some rather sad parts which may affect younger children. It does go beyond (and sets its aims higher) than many nature movies by showing that animals are not just cute, cuddly and goofy, but also sentient beings with feelings and fears which are in real danger from mankind's stupidity and greed.

It also showcases and celebrates two extraordinary women thousands of miles apart who have given their lives to the cause of helping to save two very different species (African elephants and orangutans). I took my three year old son and was proud to point to these women as heroes worthy of praise and emulation.

The only problem that I had with this movie is its very brief running time. I thought that a mistake had been made when the credits started rolling a little after half an hour in. I understand that it was an IMAX movie, which generally run about half the time of features, but thought that for full price movie tickets, it was a tad brief. Please reference IMDB which lists the running time as 40 minutes in contradiction to Amazon's listing of 90 minutes. Unless there has been a lot of footage added (i.e. more than double the original movie), then this appears to be incorrect.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming film! February 3, 2012
Format:DVD
I took my kids to see this back in August 2011 at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

It was their 1st IMAX experience (they are 4 and 2 years old). They were so patient and were riveted!

I love how it was all about FAMILY. Animals need love and care just as much as humans.

I have been searching online for the video since then. I have it preordered and I can't wait to rewatch it over and over!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly heart moving documentary April 25, 2011
I went into seeing Born to Be Wild 3D without knowing much about it. I knew it was about orphaned Orangutans and Elephants, but that was about it. From the beginning I was moved emotionally by this film. One might think by looking at it that this is only for children, but really it applies to anyone and everyone who lives on Earth. The underlying message of the film is that the problems these animals are facing are mostly human induced. It's fitting that this film was released on Earth Day, in order to make people truly understand the radical impact that humanity has on our environment.

Morgan Freeman provides an excellent narration of the events occurring, along with commentary by experts in animal conservation. My favorite scene was when the elephants in Kenya were playing soccer (or football, whatever you want to call it) with the staff taking care of them. I whole heartedly recommend this film to anyone who has an interest in nature, animals, conservation or just wants to see a well done documentary. It left me with such a good feeling afterward, and made me feel spurred to help.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Born to be Wild August 7, 2011
By Jill
I was fortunate enough to be invited to a special screening of this movie before it was released to the general public. What I saw was incredible and far exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved it! I was deeply touched by the movie and learned so much about these very intelligent apes and elephants. What these two women do for orangutans and elephants is amazing and self-sacricing. I wish everyone could be as dedicated as they are.

There are very few people in the world who dedicate their lives for the benefit of others. I am sure they would be considered Bodhisattva's in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. I know that it is always a struggle to raise money to care for the orphans and it is my wish that there was enough support financially and physically so that these two women did not have to shoulder the burden as much as they do.

This movie is well worth seeing and purchasing. I can hardly wait until it is released to the general public and I can buy a copy.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to write this review. It's the best documentary I have ever seen!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to watch this movie!
This is the cutest story about two doctor women who spent their lives caring for endangered elephants and orangutans. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kcee74
5.0 out of 5 stars happy nature lover
Two great stories intertwined. You get cute animals, love, funny moments, heartbreak, and coming-of-age stories. Animal and nature lovers will be satisfied!
Published 2 months ago by no real name
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Inspiring
This movie testifies that individuals are capable of changing the world. While both of the subjects of this wonderful movie are quick to credit all the others who made their... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephen Fuchs
5.0 out of 5 stars Born To Be Wild DVD
What is there not to like about this wonderful DVD about all the wonderful animals in our world. Anyone who loves animals will love this DVD and watch it over and over again. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lois P. Schein
1.0 out of 5 stars Born to be wild.
This cd was to be in 3d. It is not 3d, very disappointed. I bought this strictly for its 3d content.
Published 2 months ago by Elmer W. Kelley
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
It shows you how the animals are taking care of as babies as human beings watch them and feed them and nuture them and when its time. The go in the wild and be free.
Published 2 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars ADORABLE!
Love this movie! It is so darn cute and Morgan Freeman as narrator is excellent! If you're looking for a cute short movie that will make your heart melt! This is it!
Published 3 months ago by Kim
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool
Great family entertainment, a little chimp walk thru life, and some hardship along the way.Disney did a great job, I mean the photography was the best.
Published 3 months ago by Paul
2.0 out of 5 stars There is no 3d content in the movie
This movie has a sensible, touching story about taking care of orphan orangutans and elephants and releasing back to the wild and thats it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by R. Gangarapu
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great for kids
Grand children and me sat and watched several times. Made the children value the Elephant more.
Makes you want to help and wonder who will take care in the future.
Published 3 months ago by Leo L. Knasiak
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