Wings of Life

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Wings of Life
Wings of Life poster.jpg
North American release poster
Directed byLouis Schwartzberg
Produced byGrady Candler
Alix Tidmarsh
Narrated byMélanie Laurent (France)
Meryl Streep (United States)
Music bySteffen Aaskoven & Marc-George Andersen
Edited byJonathan P. Shaw
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures France
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Release date
  • 16 March 2011 (2011-03-16) (France)
  • 16 April 2013 (2013-04-16) (United States)
Running time
77 minutes
United States

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 ...


Hidden Beauty was one the original slate for Disneynature announced on April 21, 2008. At that time, the film was scheduled for a worldwide release in 2011.[2]


The film was released as Pollen in France on 16 March 2011.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Disneynature Presents: Pollen". Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  2. ^ "Disney Gets Back To Nature..." (Press release). Walt Disney Studios. April 21, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2017 – via Blue Sky Disney.
  3. ^ "Pollen - la critique". Avoir Alire (in French). Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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