Disneynature

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Disneynature
Type Division of Walt Disney Studios
Industry Film
Genre Natural documentary films
Founded April 21, 2008
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Jean-Francois Camilleri
EVP & GM
Products Motion pictures
Owner(s) The Walt Disney Company
Parent The Walt Disney Studios
Website [1]

Disneynature is an independent film label of The Walt Disney Studios.[1] Founded on April 21, 2008, its releases consist of independent nature documentary films.[1] Headquartered in Paris, France, it is the only Disney subsidiary headquartered outside the United States.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

Disney veteran Jean-Francois Camilleri, who has served as senior vice president and general manager for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France is the head of the new unit. Disneynature is based in France, where Camilleri and his team oversees the initiation, development and acquisition of high quality feature projects.

The first film released domestically under the new label was the American version of Earth, from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the landmark Planet Earth series for the BBC and The Discovery Channel and The Blue Planet. Earth, produced by BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media and co-directed by Mark Linfield, was released in cinemas internationally in 2007. It premiered in the U.S. on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.

The first new production to be released by Disneynature was announced to be The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos.[2] The world premiere of the film took place in Bordeaux, France on October 26, 2008, and was released internationally throughout 2009.

Disneynature was the official sponsor for the 2009 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.

Films[edit]

Film Year Narrator (US) Budget Worldwide Gross Production Studio
Earth
2007
James Earl Jones
$43,000,000 (estimated)[3]
$108,975,160
BBC Natural History Unit
BBC Worldwide
Greenlight Media
Discovery Channel
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
2008
Mariella Frostrup
Kudos Pictures
Oceans
2010
Pierce Brosnan
$30,000,000 (estimated)
$82,651,439
Participant Media
France 3 Cinema
France 2 Cinema
Canal+
African Cats
2011
Samuel L. Jackson
$30,857,747
Wings of Life
2012
Meryl Streep
Blacklight Films
Chimpanzee
2012
Tim Allen
$34,823,764
Jane Goodall Institute
Bears[4]
2014
John C. Reilly
Monkey Kingdom[5]
2015

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The logo of Disneynature is an iceberg that resembles Sleeping Beauty Castle, a structure that also serves as the logo for Walt Disney Pictures.

The music for the Disneynature logo was composed by Mark Mancina who recorded his score at the Sony Scoring Stage on March 21, 2008 with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, conducted by Don Harper.

See also[edit]

  • True-Life Adventures - Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning nature film series, and the first nature film series produced by Disney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eller, Claudia; Dawn C. Chmielewski (April 22, 2008). "Disney gets back to nature". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Disney Launches New Film Label – Disneynature". Disneynature website. Retrieved April 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ About Earth at IMDb
  4. ^ http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=95230
  5. ^ "Focus Sets Stephen Hawking Pic ‘Theory Of Everything’ For November; Disneynature Dates ‘Monkey Kingdom’ For 2015". Deadline Hollywood. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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