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Born to Be Wild (2011)

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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

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David Lickley

Writer:

Drew Fellman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Birute Galdikas Birute Galdikas ... Herself (as Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas)
Daphne Sheldrick Daphne Sheldrick ... Herself (as Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

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Taglines:

Born to be loved. Born to be free.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vadon kölykei 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalimantan, Indonesia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$856,133, 10 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,739,284, 29 July 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,261,962, 29 April 2018
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Company Credits

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Imax Filmed Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

12 scenes were shot using 4k digital IMAX cameras; their first use in any feature film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 16 June 2011 (2011) See more »

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Lonyaka
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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A great, touching, entertaining and well made documentary
16 June 2011 | by cinefreakdudeSee all my reviews

Born to Be wild is an amazing movie. I went to see it in Imax 3D and came out inspired and uplifted. The Film is based of an amazing true story of two real life fairy godmothers and how one adopts and raises orphaned orangutans (Dr. Birute Galdikas) and the other elephants (Daphne Sheldrick). The movie was very entertaining and funny, and Morgan Freeman did a great job (as always) narrating. I loved following the two story's and every day lives of the two women and of course the animals. The bond between the animals and humans is unbelievable, and I loved the scene were one of the orangutans started eating the noodles right of a women's plate! Like I mentioned before, this is a hilarious, touching and just plain good movie. Highly Recommended for anyone of any age! Born to be loved, Born to be free. Born To Be Wild.


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