“IMAX – Born to be Wild” on Blu-ray & DVD – Earth Day!

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 22, 2012
1 Comment

Happy Earth Day everyone!  On April 17th, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Group released Born to be Wild on Blu-ray and DVD.  Nell Minnow, from Chicago Sun-Times, said of Born to be Wild, “Everything a family movie should be: touching, funny and inspiring.”

Born to be loved, born to be free! Discover an inspiring story of dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals when IMAX: Born to be Wild arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on April 17 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, IMAX: Born to be Wild documents orphaned orangutans and elephantsand the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.

IMAX: Born to be Wild is narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Dolphin Tale”) and directed by David Lickley (“Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees”).

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD contain an UltraViolet Digital Copy that allows consumers to download and instantly stream the film to many computers, tablets and smartphones. The IMAX: Born to be Wild Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features a 3D hi-definition, a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film for $44.95; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film for $35.99; and the single disc DVD features a standard definition and a digital copy of the film for $28.98.


Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, IMAX: Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to beWild is a heart-warming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.


Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:


  • Borneo
  • Kenya
  • Camp Leakey
  • Coming Home To Tsavo
  • Wild Filmmaking
  • Caregivers

DVD contains the following special features:


  • Borneo
  • Kenya


On April 17, IMAX: Born to be Wild will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

The film is also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.


UltraViolet Digital Copy allows you to collect, watch and share movies in a whole new way.  Available for free with specially marked Blu-ray discs and DVDs, UltraViolet lets you access digital copies of movies from a cloud to enjoy on many different devices. UltraViolet Digital Copies can be downloaded for offline viewing and streamed to computers and compatible Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.  Some devices require Wi-Fi for streaming.  Does not include iTunes file. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go toultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.


PRODUCT SRP:  Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack – $44.95 / Blu-ray Combo Pack – $35.99 / Single disc Amaray (WS) – $28.98
Standard Street Date: April 17, 2012
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
3D BD includes the above and Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish
Running Time: 41 minutes
Rating: G

Be sure to follow Born to be Wild on Twitter (@BornToBeWild3D) and on Facebook.


IMAX: Born to be Wild is a beautiful movie with majestic animals and breathtaking scenery.  If you love Morgan Freeman, you’ll love hearing his voice as he narrates throughout the movie.  A big thanks to Warner Brothers Home Entertainment for providing this title for review on The Mommy-Files.  I can’t wait to see the next IMAX movie that comes to Blu-ray and DVD!

I received a copy of “IMAX: Born to be Wild” from Warner Brothers Studios Home Entertainment to facilitate this review on The Mommy-Files.  All opinions expressed in this p0st are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to ““IMAX – Born to be Wild” on Blu-ray & DVD – Earth Day!”

  1. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    That was a great trailer. Nice bluray for the collection. I imagine at the IMAX it must’ve been really impressive.

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