There’s a thin line between cute and cutesy. The Disneynature film Bears wobbles on the line of being aimed squarely at tots, while being entertaining for anyone over the age of five. Lucky for the filmmakers, they have the advantage of stunning photography and truly impressive beastliness to keep even the jaded interested. It’s as …

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Wild China

For those suffering from withdrawal after the Beijing Olympics ended to folks that love armchair traveling on a rainy day, Wild China is yet another excellent documentary series profiling not only China’s wild kingdom, but humans’ relationship to the animals, plants and landscape of their vast Asian country. Broken into six hour-long episodes, Wild China …

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Planet Earth

At last, I have watched every episode of Planet Earth, the BBC nature documentary that aired on the Discovery Channel. Except “nature documentary” doesn’t even begin to describe it, because as the extremely ambitious title implies, this is our world as you’ve never seen it before. It says that in the opening credits, but it’s …

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Earth (2007)

Narrated by James Earl Jones (taking over for Patrick Stewart) and blessed with breathtaking cinematography, the film aims to teach audiences – in as subtle as a way as possible – about the issue of climate change, framing it within the stories and plights of some of the world’s animal inhabitants. Criss-crossing the globe, and …

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