Rated: G

Distributed By:

Walt Disney Pictures

Directed by:

Alastair Fothergill (Deep Blue) and Mark Linfield

Starring:

The voice talent of James Earl Jones; featuring amazing animals as themselves.

Adapted From:

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Earth

It's about time someone released a jaw-droppingly beautiful nature movie guaranteed to leave viewers feeling more inspired than worried about the future of our planet. Disney's Earth says our world is heating up. But it does so without scolding. Earth tells the story of  three families—polar bears, elephants and humpback whales—as they make their annual treks across oceans and land.

Scenes of time-lapse footage feature pulsating fungi, flowers bursting open like fireworks, the aurora australis light show, and a colorful forest racing through the four seasons. Elsewhere, predators catch their dinner in super slow motion, and sailfish, dolphins and seals dart gracefully through frightened schools of fish.

Some young children may find these violent scenes disturbing. But there are also plenty of cute baby animals and amazing shots of sprawling flocks and herds.

In the end, it's a shame that Earth doesn't give credit where credit is due. Psalm 24:1 reminds us, "The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Yet the Creator of the universe gets no recognition for His handiwork. That's not surprising, but it's a message we should remember as we watch because Earth's breathtaking photography is a vibrant testimony to God's power and creativity.

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