GROWING UP WILD REVIEWED
“Growing Up Wild” follows five animal families, as they grow up wild. While I dug the bears and chimpanzees, something felt off with this DisneyNature outing. Given the nature of the material, it felt like Disney took its cut footage from the five previous Nature documentaries and slapped them on Digital HD. Hell, I’d be willing to bet money on that. While it’s great for parents of kids that love animals, let’s call it what it is. That being said, many other studios have used home video for the same double dip.
Still, the movie is only $5 on Amazon. I just paid $10 for Mario Run because the kid loves that game and that puzzle sorting business. Parents overlook all sorts of issues to grab even 70 minutes of happiness for their kids. Kudos to Disney for being able to make that profitable. If you’re like me and already have the other Nature docs, well consider this a highlight reel that resides on your iPad. It’s fast, friendly and doesn’t tug at the brain. That makes it seem like a trifle, but it’s a forgivable trifle that makes kids happy. Go with it.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1