• Born to Be Wild (2011)

Born to Be Wild

Release Date: April 8th, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2012

G |40 min

Plot Summary

Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary about two dedicated animal preservationists. Daphne Sheldrick has created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, while Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has set up an orphanage for orangutans in Borneo. In both cases, the young animals have been left alone after their parents were killed, by either poachers or similar human incursions into their natural habitats. Viewers get to see the animals nurtured with love and care before they are introduced back into the wild.

Cast: Morgan Freeman

Director: David Lickley

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Imax Filmed Entertainment

Keywords: 2010s, Heartwarming, Rescue, Sacrifice, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    For maximum enjoyment, see this on the enormous classic IMAX screen. show more

  • 75
    Jennie PunterThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    While the visuals aren't nearly as eye-popping as those of the underwater movies, the film is more inspiring thanks to its human heroines. show more

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    The visuals are excellent, featuring a refreshingly small dose of forced cuteness, and plenty of the animals' natural movements. show more

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