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This is the first installment of the new Disney Nature series. The documentary shows various locations of the planet Earth as it follows the journeys of three animal families.
Why Is Earth Rated G?
Earth is rated G
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This feature-length documentary depicts several scenes of hunters attacking their prey. Little to no blood is seen. Male birds engage in mating dances. Other animals are shown in peril or distress. A starving polar bear lies down to die after failing to secure food. Other animals are shown suffering from the lack of sustenance and water, as well as long migrations. A bear nearly drowns after the ice floe he is on disappears.
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Documentaries can provide a great starting point for discussion. Arctic Tale is a National Geographic film that focuses on the impact global warming has on polar bears and walruses in the far north. Flow addresses the increasing issue of maintaining safe supplies of drinking water around the world. The health of the planet is also addressed in the film 11th Hour, which tackles the role of human greed in environmental disasters.
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Home Video Notes: Earth
Release Date: 1 September 2009
Bring the whole world into your family room with the DVD/Blu-ray release of Earth.
Earth on DVD offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English, French and Spanish). The disc also includes Earth Diaries: The Making Of The Movie.
Earth on Blu-ray provides audio tracks in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (French and Spanish). Bonus extras include:
- Filmmaker Annotations: Earth Diaries: The Making Of The Movie
- DVD copy of the film.