Disneynature's The Crimson Wing
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.
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
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.
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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?
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