Wings of Life

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Wings of Life
Wings of Life poster.jpg
North American release poster
Directed by Louis Schwartzberg
Produced by Grady Candler
Alix Tidmarsh
Starring Mélanie Laurent (France)
Meryl Streep (United States)
Music by Steffen Aaskoven & Marc-George Andersen
Edited by Jonathan P. Shaw
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 16 March 2011 (2011-03-16)
Running time
77 minutes
Country France
United States
Language English

Wings of Life (known as Pollen in France and Hidden Beauty: A Love Story That Feeds the Earth in the United Kingdom) is a 2011 French-American nature documentary film directed by Louis Schwartzberg and released by Disneynature. It was released theatrically in France on March 16, 2011, with narration by Melanie Laurent, and in home media markets across the US on April 16, 2013, with narration by Meryl Streep.


The film's synopsis states:[1]

A beautiful love story in danger. Our future depends on an amazing love story between the flowers and fauna consisting of bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, which allow these species to reproduce. Delicate and graceful, the flowers are not content to be the ultimate symbol of beauty. On the contrary, their vibrant colors and their exotic flavors are so many wonders that attract pollinators and drunk with desire. All these animals are involved in a complex dance of seduction on which one third of our crops, a dance without which we could not survive ... Pollen presents the unsung heroes of the global food chain. Their fantastic worlds are full of stories, drama and beauty. While a fragile and threatened, essential for the balance of the planet, it should now actively protect ...



The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in North America as Wings of Life on April 16, 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Disneynature Presents: Pollen". Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ Martin, Paul. "Disneynature Films – What's next? Wings of Life and Bears". SweetPaul Entertainment. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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