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Disneynature's The Crimson Wing

Updated on January 20, 2015
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
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The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

Disneynature is a branch of the Walt Disney Company tasked with creating new nature documentary films for Disney. The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos was the first documentary film that they released.

A joint British-French-American production, it premiered in France in October of 2008. Subsequently, it was released in the United Kingdom and eventually available in North America.

The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos will take you to join millions of mysterious and majestic flamingos on Lake Natron in Tanzania, Africa. You will learn much about the life cycle this wonderful pink bird with a particular focus on their coming of age and mating patterns.

On this page, you will find more information about this film, the video trailers, reviews (including a discussion of whether or not this film is suitable for your young children) and links to more information about Disney's other new nature programs.

Click here to order your copy of The Crimson Wing on blu-ray from Amazon.

One Lake, A Million Birds, An Incredible Story

Fast Facts About The Crimson Wing

  • Actors: Pink Flamingos
  • Narration: Mariella Frostrup
  • Directors: Matthew Aeberhard;Leander Ward
  • Studio: MSI:DISNEY
  • Original Release Date: October 26, 2008 (France)
  • DVD Release Date: March 25, 2010
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Disneynature's The Crimson Wing Video Trailer - The flamingo really is a magnificent bird...

Disney's The Crimson Wing Featurette Video - "Nobody has ever filmed the chicks on the salt flat before..."

The Crimson Wing Featurette - Life of the Flamingo Video

Crimson Wing
Crimson Wing | Source

Disneynature's Official Description of The Crimson Wing

"In a remote and forgotten wilderness, one of nature's last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and survival of a million crimson-winged flamingos. Against the dramatic backdrop of unforgiving, never-before filmed landscapes, we follow the birth of a tiny flamingo hatchling, and the perils and fortunes of her life in the extraordinary "other world" of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania."

Disneynature's Crimson Wing Rated For Children

In case you are wondering what age children this film is appropriate for.

Finding information about the rating of this film has proven difficult particularly since it has not been released yet in North America. However, what little I have been able to locate indicates that it is a nature film that shows all of nature, which includes flamingo chicks being eaten by their predators.

As The Daily Mail said, "Be warned, however, that it shows nature red in tooth and claw, and does not flinch from depicting flamingo chicks being eaten alive by marabou storks and other predators." The Daily Mail goes on to recommend the film for adults or sophisticated children. Sophisticated children being those that are well aware about survival of the fittest.

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The Crimson Wing Original Movie Soundtrack

Score includes work by The Cinematic Orchestra and The London Metropolitan Orchestra.

The score includes work by The Cinematic Orchestra with help from The London Metropolitan Orchestra. This movie soundtrack is lovely.

The Crimson Wing Movie Poster - A beautiful flamingo poster.

The Crimson Wing Movie Poster
The Crimson Wing Movie Poster | Source

The Crimson Wing highlights the plight of East Africa's lesser flamingos and shares information about their lives and breeding ground in northern Tanzania. A beautiful place. However, it is threatened. Can Disneynature's The Crimson Wing help save Lake Natron?

© 2010 Treasures By Brenda


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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      Flamingos are amazing birds. I heard that they are pink mainly because of the shrimp they eat. ...hmmmm I wonder what the shrimp are eating.... beets?

    • norma-holt profile image


      9 years ago

      There is something about nature that strikes at the heart of anyone with feeling. The beauty, the visions, the babies and the countryside in which such gorgeous creatures appear can never be reproduce by man. An awesome lens. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also on Save Planet Earth

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Awesome! I would love to see this. Great lens.

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I'd love to see Crimson Wing. Flamingos are such interesting-looking creatures. I'd love to learn more about them.

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      9 years ago from Iowa

      This looks like an excellent movie. I'm rather partial to flamingos anyway. :) Very nice lens. Well done. 5*

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      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      I've not seen Crimson Wing but after watching the videos here I would love to see it. Flamingos look like fascinating birds!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      9 years ago

      This is so cool! I can't believe I had not heard of this before now! I will have to check it out.


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