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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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Country:

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:

EUR30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,825,760, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$32,011,576

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,976,456
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first production ever to shoot aerials of the Mt. Everest. Due to the altitude it is not possible to use helicopters and jet planes are too fast to get proper results. Unique access to a Nepalese Army spy plane enabled the production to shoot the first aerials ever. See more »

Alternate Versions

German original version - narrated by Ulrich Tukur. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Jour Sur Terre
Performed by Anggun
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An inspiring film doesn't necessarily make you feel good...
29 November 2007 | by ysbrantSee all my reviews

I loved the way EARTH is made. Its photography is unbelievable, editing it must have been an interesting challenge and Patrick Stewart's voice over is PERFECT. In addition its music and sound editing make watching EARTH a profound experience you don't want to miss. You really are on a journey to where you would probably never-ever end up by yourself.

And although, at first, I was quite surprised by the laughter of the audience as we see animals in their daily fight for survival, I could not help laughing myself sometimes. Nature simply seems too impressive to comprehend.

But, rather than the need to laugh, I left the cinema with a profound question:"Howcome 200 years of industrial revolution can destroy natural systems that have been here for thousands and thousands of years?"

With this question in mind, you'll understand how I felt somewhat bitter and powerless after seeing EARTH. I felt the immediate need to change the world, to help all these animals in their struggle, to undo the changes we have gone through the last centuries and to stop the global heating at once (all that not being a NGO activist at all!)...

So I immediately visited the website mentioned at the end of the film to see what I could do to save our -still- fantastic planet (and the polar bear) from its depressing fate... (www.loveearth.com)

I was a little disappointed to find no direct answers to my questions there. Yet it was very interesting to find out more about the film and the struggle its crew went through.

I hope that cutting on my energy-use will do. I don't know how else to shorten the distance polar bears have to swim to reach land before they drown or attack animals they cannot beat in their exhausted state...

An inspiring film it is, but I didn't leave the cinema feeling very happy.


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