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Earth (2007)

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Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anggun ... Narrator (French version)
James Earl Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
Ulrich Tukur ... Narrator (voice)
Ken Watanabe ... Narrator (voice)
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Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

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Documentary

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G | See all certifications »

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UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tierra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,825,760, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$38,051,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,975,160
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Dutch audience awarded it with the 'TV Krant Filmposter Award' of 2007 (the poster with the swimming ice bear). See more »

Alternate Versions

Japanese version - narrated by Ken Watanabe. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #4.66 (2009) See more »

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Performed by Anggun
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Not as good as Planet Earth, but a good movie-length cut.
28 May 2011 | by david-2829See all my reviews

Earth is a feature-length cut-down of some of the most jaw-dropping nature footage ever shot... the Planet Earth series. I'm a huge fan of the series, and watch it often with my family, and because of that I wasn't as impressed with the movie version.

I understand Global Warming problems, but the voice-over comes across as preachy and tries to hard to tug at the heartstrings. I'd prefer a more factual approach... not even the mellifluous voice of Patrick Stewart can overcome the script issues.

Planet Earth gets 10 of 10 stars in my book, and Disney makes an admirable attempt to piece together a feature film in an hour and a half. But there is so much ground to cover (har har) with these stories, and so many incredible locations that it feels overly stuffed and unfocused. You can tell they were cramming it all in, instead of the lush exploration of the original episodes.

I think once you see something in one format, to see the same elements mashed up together in a different way can often be less satisfying. But for first-time viewers, I wouldn't miss this documentary film... if for nothing other than the footage. You will undoubtedly see things you've never seen before.


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