DisneyNature Type Subsidiary of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group (Disney) Industry Film Founded April 21, 2008 Headquarters Paris, France Key people Jean-Francois Camilleri,President Products Motion pictures Owner(s) The Walt Disney Company Parent Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Website disney.com/nature
Disneynature is an independent film label of The Walt Disney Company, founded on April 21, 2008 as a division of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. Its releases consist of feature film nature documentaries.
Disney veteran Jean-Francois Camilleri, who has served as senior vice president and general manager for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France is the head the new unit. Disneynature is based in France, where Camilleri and his team oversees the initiation, development and acquisition of high quality feature projects.
The first film released domestically under the new label was the American version of Earth, from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the landmark Planet Earth series for the BBC and The Discovery Channel and The Blue Planet. Earth, produced by BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media and co-directed by Mark Linfield, was released in cinemas internationally in 2007. It premiered in the U.S. on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.
The first new production to be released by Disneynature was announced to be The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos. The world premiere of the film took place in Bordeaux, France on October 26, 2008, and was released internationally throughout 2009.
On April 22, 2010, they released Oceans, a movie that shows the oceans in a new way. They also released the trailer for African Cats, which was released in the US on Earth Day 2011.
Disneynature is the official sponsor for the 2009 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
Film Year Budget Worldwide Gross Production Studio Release Date Earth 2009 $43,000,000 (estimated) $108,975,160 Greenlight Media AG
BBC Natural History Unit
UK November 16, 2007
US April 22, 2009
Oceans 2010 $30,000,000 (estimated) $82,651,439 France 3 Cinema
France 2 Cinema
UK November 6, 2009
US April 22, 2010
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos 2008 Kudos Pictures UK September 25, 2009 US October 19, 2010 African Cats 2011 $16,031,171 Forum Hungary UK October 21, 2011
US April 22, 2011
Pollen 2011 Blacklight Films FR March 16, 2011
Among the other Disneynature projects currently in development or production are:
- Chimpanzee - Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield co-direct this intimate look at the world of chimpanzees, with Christophe Boesch, head of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, serving as principal consultant and Alix Tidmarsh as producer. To be shot over three years in the tropical jungles of the Ivory Coast and Uganda, Chimpanzee will help us better understand this exceptionally intelligent species. US release will be on April 22, 2012.
- True-Life Adventures - Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning nature film series, and the first nature film series produced by Disney.
- Disneynature International
- Scoring Session Photo Gallery at ScoringSessions.com
- Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
- African Cats
- ^ "Disney Launches New Film Label – Disneynature". Disneynature website. http://disney.go.com/disneynature//medias/img/Disneynature_Press_Release_08.pdf. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
- ^ About Earth at IMDb
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