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Dare To Compare Disney's Earth Movie And Planet Earth

Updated on January 7, 2015

Is The Earth Movie by Disney A Copy Of The Planet Earth Series?

Have you seen the Planet Earth series? Have you seen Disney's Earth movie? Did you love them? Would you say they were the same movies? How do you feel about Disney re-using Planet Earth footage in a movie made for the big screen? Are you feeling ripped-off, cheated or swindled or do you think it was worthwhile to see it on the big screen, that the film was so magnificent that the overlap was okay? Sound off on this page about how you are feeling about Disney's new Earth movie!

Earth was co-produced by BBC, Greenlight and Mark Linfield and is presented by DisneyNature.

"Earth isn't a cut-down of Planet Earth. We shot them side by side. We were going for rather rare and difficult behavior, and frankly if we hadn't have had the resources from the TV series to allow us to put in days into the field, we'd never have been able to get that rare behavior."

~~ Linfield, Co-director

"The message is, respect the fragile ecosystems of this vast world we merely share in." ~~ Boston.com

Earth, the first movie from DisneyNature, is a 90-minute documentary revamped from BBC and the Discovery Channel's Planet Earth series from two years ago.

"Earth was shot alongside Planet Earth, using many of the same crew, in part to cut costs. At least half of what is contained in the Disney film has already been released on the BBC, Discovery Channel and DVDs." ~~ Time on CNN

Have you seen Disney's Earth?

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Have you seen the Planet Earth series?

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What Do You Think? It's Your Turn!

Is It Fair Or Even Ethical That DisneyNature Reused So Much Footage From Planet Earth in the Earth movie?

Order Your Own Copy Of The Disney Nature Earth Film on Blu-ray and DVD

Disneynature Earth
Disneynature Earth | Source
Disneynature: Earth
Disneynature: Earth

Available on blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

 

If You Haven't Seen Planet Earth: The Complete Series Be Sure To Check It Out

Planet Earth The Complete BBC Series
Planet Earth The Complete BBC Series | Source
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]

Planet Earth is considered to be one of the best nature/wildlife series ever.

 

"Planet Earth holds the title of the most-expensive documentary ever made...I hope Earth makes a mint. It deserves to, if only to encourage more grand projects."

~~ Amy Nicholson

Do you think re-using so much movie footage in a second film is reasonable?

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If you have seen both Disney's Earth and the Planet Earth series, which did you like better?

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What do you think? Did Disney do a good thing or not?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Great lens, it makes people think and we so hate to think these days! I loved it.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic Debate Brenda! and an interesting topic. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel (if you want, you can add your link to my Angel lens)

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      lasertek lm 

      8 years ago

      I haven't really seen both. But reading through this lens, I'm enticed to watch and look over the similarities. Will come back on this lens when I do get to see both.Do visit my lens if you got the time. Thanks

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      :/why did i just rent this on demand?at first i was watching and i beganseeing things and predictingwhat was going to happen,then they came true.i was sitting here thinking,"am i paying to see what's forfree on discovery?" i was in disbelief!I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i wouldn't mind if this6 bucks was going tosave the planet, but thatwas for the first week andthere were planting trees.really upset.i'm bored and have alreadyseen the whole series ofplanet earth. i'm deffinitelyupset with disney.

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      Heather Burns 

      8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Great idea for a debate and for drawing in traffic. Blessed by a new Squid Angel today.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Does it really matter that the footage is the same? We forget each and every day how uniqe our planet is. We forget how in danger it is. So what if the footage is the same or even simaler, as long as people go to see it and keep in mind how special this planet is and how badly we as care takers really treat the only living thing that we know of in the universe. So get off your high attitudes and enjoy the wonders, then like Disney go do something to help save the only world any of us will ever know.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Exactly the same as planet earth series. Same footage and same music. different narrator. They're coming out with the "ocean edition" in 2010 which is the same as Planet Earth BBC series; again, with James E. Jones as narrator instead of some british unknown. If you want to see it now, buy the whole Planet Earth series for $100 instead of buying one piece at a time for $30.

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      Adelie 

      9 years ago

      I have not seen either but it's definitely next on my must see list!Is there a book I can add to my My Top 50 All time Favorite Books?

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Great lens... thanks for a little controversy... keeps things interesting...jpFree Credit Report

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      Senora M 

      9 years ago

      Cool lens. 5*s! Thanks for sharing! FREE Samples and Freebies

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      Joan4 

      9 years ago

      I have not seen either one. But in this age of recycling, somehow it does not surprise me or alarm me. Especially in a documentary type film. Interesting lens and conversation!

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      hlkljgk 

      9 years ago from Western Mass

      thanks for shedding some light on this. i don't much care, but i don't think i'll bother with the disney version now.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      [in reply to Tabish] Did you even watch the credits? Or read the quote above by the co-director? This was a joint project between the BBC Network and Disney.

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      Andy-Po 

      9 years ago

      Excellent lens and welcome to the Wildlife Photography Group.

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      JanieceTobey 

      9 years ago

      I've not seen either (we don't get the discovery channel because we don't have cable TV), but you've certainly sparked my interest in BOTH! 5 stars!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Yeah well, for me i felt completely cheated by the movie. I didn't really feel Disney ripping off scenes of some episdoes was a very ethical thing to do so. It was also narrated by a different person. The credit should've been given to the Award winning Alastair Fothergill and his team. Planet earth is most expensive Documentary that has ever been produced, and to see footage being taken out was just unjust, and a copyrights violation in my dictionary. Good thing i saw some Trailer of it, and was completely shocked. I am not really surpsied mind you, there's lots of things Disney has copied off other productions if you do some research. Lion king comes to mind right away. Just my $0.02 cents.

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      RinchenChodron 

      9 years ago

      Great lens for discussion. Thanks for joining the Activists Sound Off Group!

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