Born to Be Wild (2011 film)

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Born to Be Wild
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Lickley
Written byDrew Fellman
Produced byDrew Fellman
Narrated byMorgan Freeman
CinematographyDavid Douglas
Edited byBeth Spiegel
Music byMark Mothersbaugh
Walker World Pictures
Distributed by
Release date
  • April 8, 2011 (2011-04-08) (United States)
Running time
40 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$41,644,475[1]

Born to Be Wild is a 2011 American nature documentary short film about orphaned orangutans and elephants. It was directed by David Lickley, written and produced by Drew Fellman. It was distributed in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Pictures. The film was released April 8, 2011, and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. There was a Premiere of the film in Montreal, Quebec on March 30, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus Theatre for Two Montreal Primary schools and two secondary schools.

In March 2012, it won the Genesis Award for Best Documentary Feature from The Humane Society of the United States "for its celebration of the people rehabilitating baby elephants and orangutans orphaned by poaching and habitat encroachment".[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The film has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, receiving a 98% "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 41 reviews. Its critical consensus states: "The human story of Born to Be Wild is captivating and the accompanying nature footage is utterly cute and charming."


  1. ^ "Born to be Wild".
  2. ^ "24 Frames". Los Angeles Times.

"BORN TO BE WILD". Collider. Retrieved 2010-11-24.

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