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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. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, “IMAX: Born to be Wild” documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.“IMAX: Born to be Wild” is narrated by Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman and directed by David Lickley (“Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees”). To celebrate the home release of this remarkable film, toofab is giving five (5) lucky winners a combo pack. Simply fill out the entry form below to win.For more on the film, check out the Facebook page.Click here for the official rules. Read more
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IMAX: Born to be Wild (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Blu-ray Review

IMAX: Born to be Wild

Directed by: David Lickley

Running Time: 40 mins

Rating: G

Due Out: Buy it 4.17.12 on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet Digital Copy and Download to Own

Plot: Two doctors rehabilitate elephants and orangutans, preparing them for a return to the wild.

Who’S It For? Nature lovers, children and those who just want to pass the time listening to Morgan Freeman speak.

Movie:

(Synopsis from warnervideo.com) Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure Born to be Wild, an inspired story of love, dedication and remarkable bond between humans and animals. Born to be Wild transports you into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals to the wild.

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I visited an elephant hospital in Thailand.
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'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol', 'Shame' And More: This Week On Video

'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol', 'Shame' And More: This Week On Video
This week on The Video Score, Tom Cruise climbs a very, very tall building, and Michael Fassbender gets very, very naked. Two of last year's best movies are just hitting video, so check out everything that the week has to offer in our helpful Blu-ray/DVD column!

Pick of the Week

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (2011)

Director: Brad Bird

Cast: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Story:

The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the Imf. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now, in order to clear the Imf of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book.

On the Disc:

The three disc edition of the Blu-ray comes with a
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This week's new films

Life In A Day (12A)

(Kevin Macdonald, 2011, Us)

Compiled from amateur submissions of what people all over the world did on 24 July 2010, this documentary sets itself an almighty challenge. It's fashioned into some sort of narrative order, with recurring themes and music, and moments of emotion and illumination, which saves it from becoming a random global channel-surf. But you could say the subjective "direction" and homogenising technical treatment are at odds with the democratic intentions.

The Beaver (12A)

(Jodie Foster, 2011, Us) Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin. 91 mins

Having crucified Jesus, Gibson now nails himself to the cross in a bizarre talk-to-the-hand family drama that feels more like the actor's own public therapy session.

Green Lantern (12A)

(Martin Campbell, 2011, Us) Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard. 114 mins

Like banks, summer superhero movies are now too big to fail. But will Reynolds's charm, a virtual costume and some interplanetary effects be
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Born to Be Wild

Starring: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman

Director: David Lickley

The Scoop: Not to be confused with the 1995 dud comedy of the same name, this features a couple of unusual movie stars: animal husbandry expert Sheldrick and orangutan specialist Galdikas. No, it's not a rom-com -- it's actually a nature documentary featuring stunning nature footage in full IMAX 3-D. Freeman provides the narration.

Rated G | Watch the trailer
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"Born to Be Wild 3D" Earns Critics' Choice Seal of Approval! Check Out My Fun, Informative Interviews with Morgan Freeman and Company

I love "Born to Be Wild 3D," a thoughtful, insightful, and entertaining documentary from director David Lickley, and writer/producer Drew Fellman.

The film, currently playing at IMAX near you, just received the Critics' Choice Seal of Approval. It's that good!

After watching my fun interviews, please visit IMAX.com/borntobewild to help our endangered friends okay?

First stop, Morgan Freeman. Meeting the actor was a blessing! He is a great actor and an equally great human being. His fantastic narration anchors .Born to Be Wild 3D. and his storytelling voice pulls us right into the narrative.

In this interview, Mr. Freeman calls me the happiest person on earth 

We also talked about:

His interest in working in .Born to Be Wild 3D.

The narrative constructs of the film, and was he instructed in finding the right storytelling rhythm?

Helping the helpless animals

I adore Dr. Birute Galdikas, the fairy
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Movie Clips: Orphaned Orangutans Bathe in Born To Be Wild 3D

Captured in IMAX 3D, Born To Be Wild takes you to the rainforests of Borneo with primatoligist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas and her work with baby orangutans, to the rugged Kenyan savannah with Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick's shelter for orphaned elephants. They rescue, rehabilitate, and return the wild animals to their natural habitat once they are ready.

Interview: Morgan Freeman Narrates 'Born To Be Wild 3D' For A Cause

Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired 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. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman.

In this clip from Born To Be Wild, meet the orphaned

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Movie Clip: A Baby Elephant Is Tucked In Born To Be Wild 3D

Captured in IMAX 3D, Born To Be Wild takes you to the rainforests of Borneo with primatoligist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas and her work with baby orangutans, to the rugged Kenyan savannah with Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick's shelter for orphaned elephants. They rescue, rehabilitate, and return the wild animals to their natural habitat once they are ready.

Interview: Morgan Freeman Narrates 'Born To Be Wild 3D' For A Cause

Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired 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. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman.

In this clip from Born To Be Wild, a caretaker in

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David Lickley talks Born to Be Wild

Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure .Born to be Wild 3D,. which takes us .up close. to two sanctuaries for abandoned wild animals in Kenya and Borneo. It.s a stunning film; a feast for the eyes and the heart, beautifully photographed in ways never seen before in a nature documentary. World-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas looks after orangutans in Borneo while Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick dedicates herself to elephants in Kenya . both ladies have been doing this work for decades. We meet their charges and get a rare chance to enjoy the incredible relationship between them. David Lickley is a scientist turned filmmaker out of the internationally renowned science center, Science North,
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Review: Born to Be Wild

While growing up in the late Sixties to early Seventies, one of the favorite television shows in our house was Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with host Marlin Perkins. We loved watching wild animals in their natural habitat along with the challenges faced by Perkins and his field correspondents Jim Fowler and Peter Gros. Similar in nature was the classic film Born Free (1966), which told the story of female lion cub Elsa raised to maturity by a Kenyan game warden. Elsa is re-educated so that she can be released back into the wild. Both Wild Kingdom and Born Free left out the violence experienced in the wild, a pattern followed by IMAX documentary Born to Be Wild.

Directed by David Lickley and narrated by Morgan Freeman, Born to Be Wild focuses on two inspirational women, primatologist Birute Galdikas and elephant expert Daphne Sheldrick, who both work with orphaned animals to
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‘Born to Be Wild 3D’ (documentary)

Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek

(April 2011)

Directed by: David Lickley

Written by: Drew Fellman

Narrated by: Morgan Freeman

While spending 40 minutes listening to the smooth tones of Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is enough to endear an audience member, adding über-adorable primates and pachyderms makes “Born to Be Wild 3D” an outing for which it’s worth babysitting your sister’s kids.

Focused on two incredibly courageous and compassionate women, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, “Born to Be Wild” points its IMAX lenses at the rescue of orphaned elephants and orangutans in Kenya and Borneo respectively. Life, death, poaching and deforestation are handled deftly and sensitively for the “G” rating on the film and should ensure that school groups everywhere are given a green light to board excursion buses accompanied by thematically appropriate popcorn substitutes (we suggest banana chips and peanuts).

While the cameras follow the
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‘Born to Be Wild 3D’ (documentary)

Reviewed by Elliot V. Kotek

(April 2011)

Directed by: David Lickley

Written by: Drew Fellman

Narrated by: Morgan Freeman

While spending 40 minutes listening to the smooth tones of Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is enough to endear an audience member, adding über-adorable primates and pachyderms makes “Born to Be Wild 3D” an outing for which it’s worth babysitting your sister’s kids.

Focused on two incredibly courageous and compassionate women, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, “Born to Be Wild” points its IMAX lenses at the rescue of orphaned elephants and orangutans in Kenya and Borneo respectively. Life, death, poaching and deforestation are handled deftly and sensitively for the “G” rating on the film and should ensure that school groups everywhere are given a green light to board excursion buses accompanied by thematically appropriate popcorn substitutes (we suggest banana chips and peanuts).

While the cameras follow the
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Theatrical Review: Born To Be Wild 3D

Rating: 3.5/5

Writer: Drew Fellman

Director: David Lickley

Narration: Morgan Freeman

In Born To Be Wild 3D, director David Lickley brings his audience not one, but two unforgettable stories about the depths of human compassion and animal resilience. The film follows the startlingly similar stories of Dr. Birute Mary Galidakas (who runs the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in Borneo) and Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick (who runs a similar organization in Kenya, but in service to elephants). Both women have dedicated their lives to healing and helping orphaned animals, and both have pioneered new methods of doing so with the aim of returning those orphans to the wild.

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Exclusive: Born to Be Wild 3D Cast Interviews

Exclusive: Born to Be Wild 3D Cast Interviews
In theaters this Friday, Born to Be Wild 3D is a new wildlife documentary that looks at the remarkable bonds between humans and animals as it chronicles the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who have saved them. Interviewer Sasha Perl-Raver recent met up narrator of the film, Morgan Freeman, as well as primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas and celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick to delve deeper into this fascinating world. Check out our exclusive interviews below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Morgan Freeman Interview!

Click to watch Exclusive: Dr. Daphne Sheldrick Interview!

Click to watch Exclusive: Dr. Birute Galdikas Interview!

Click to watch Born to be Wild Trailer!

Born to Be Wild 3D was released April 8th, 2011 and stars Morgan Freeman, Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick. The film is directed by David Lickley.
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Review: ‘Born to Be Wild 3D’ Is a Vast, Sweeping Visual Experience

Born to Be Wild 3D is standard scientific IMAX fare that trades on an indisputable fact: Ecologically friendly movies about cute animals are just about impossible to resist. That’s even more pronouncedly the case when they unfold across settings as exotically picturesque as the wilds of Kenya and Borneo, with sweeping helicopter shots of the savanna and jungles molded to close-ups of the sweet, sad faces of orphaned orangutans and elephants. Throw in the honey tones of Morgan Freeman’s soothing narrative diction and keep things to an astoundingly brisk 40 minutes and you’ve got a recipe for success, albeit of the sort that’s best seen as a companion to a larger trip (a zoo or science center visit, for example) than a destination in itself. Director David Lickley depicts the work and passions of Dr. Biruté Galdikis and Dame Daphne Sheldrick, the former a Bornean scientist and an advocate for orangutans, the
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Born to Be Wild Movie Review

Born to Be Wild Movie Review
Title: Born to Be Wild Directed by: David Lickley Starring: Daphne Sheldrick, Birute Galdikas, Morgan Freeman, Elephants, Orangutans Cute, touching and vague. That’s all one needs to know about the 40 minute “Born to Be Wild” documentary. Yep, just 40 minutes of elephants and orangutans running around, all while Morgan Freeman narrates. The only reason this is being released in theaters instead of hitting the Discovery channel, is due to the camera choice that director David Lickley went with here. 4K Digital IMAX is his weapon of choice and apparently this is the first time anyone has ever used this equipment in a feature film. Our tale begins [...]
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Spotlight on Born to Be Wild 3D

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Sure baby animals are cute and the stuff Awwws are made of but when they lose a parent, or both, thanks to human interference or forces greater than themselves, the jungle that was once their backyard becomes a scary place to navigate on their own.

Enter Birute Galdikas, a leading primatologist, and Daphne Sheldrik, a renowned conservationist - two women who have devoted their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating and nurturing orphaned orangutans and elephants. Director David Lickley, producer Drew Fellman and their brave crew travelled to Borneo and Kenya to tell the story of these selfless women and observe animals who were given a second chance. Born To Be Wild, narrated by Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, brings to light a world few get to see and offers an intimate look at wild orphans and their unbelievable journey home.

Take a look at these two behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at the film to
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Director David Lickley Exclusive Interview Born To Be Wild 3D

The documentary adventure Born to Be Wild 3D illustrates the remarkable bond between humans and animals, and the love and dedication they have for each other. The IMAX 3D format allowed director David Lickley to transport moviegoers into both the rainforests of Borneo, with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and her orangutans, and across the Kenyan savannah, with celebrated elephant authority Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick and her elephants, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. In this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, David Lickley talked about why he’s an animal person, his 20 years of working on wildlife-related film projects, why these orphaned animals were such a heartwarming subject, using 3D to immerse the audience in the experience, why it’s so important for people to be more aware of the natural world and what they can do to preserve it,
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Born To Be Wild 3D | Advance Screening(s) Giveaway! - Texas, score passes to our advance screenings in Austin, Dallas, Houston & San Antonio!

Smells Like Screen Spirit, Warner Bros. & IMAX invite you to RSVP for passes to our special advance screenings of Born To Be Wild 3D in Austin, Dallas (Plano), Houston & San Antonio TX. Synopsis: Born to be Wild 3D 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 be Wild 3D is a heartwarming 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 Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is directed by David Lickley
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Dallas International Film Festival Announces New Honorees and More Films

The Dallas International Film Festival Announces Scott Z. Burns to receive the Dallas Shining Star Award

Horton Foote to be posthumously honoured with the Dallas Star Award

Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois named as recipients of the Texas Avery Animation Award

Additions to the Festival Line Up

The Dallas International Film Festival presented by Cadillac (March 31 . April 10, 2011) announced today that two new Honorees have been added to the slate of Dallas Star Award recipients . writer, producer and director Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, The Bourne Ultimatum) and posthumously to Texas legend and Academy-Award winner Horton Foote(To Kill A Mockingbird, Tender Mercies). The popular Texas Avery Animation Award presented by Reel FX Entertainment will be awarded to the writers and directors of the Academy Award nominated How To Train Your Dragon and Lilo & Stitch, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. Previous recipients include Pete Docter (Up), Henry Selick (Coraline),Chris Wedge (Robots)and Brad Bird (Ratatouille,
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