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Ghost of the Mountains

To bring Disneynature’s Born in China to life, filmmakers endure extreme environments to witness stories of some of our planet’s most remarkable animals. Go behind the scenes on one of the team’s most ambitious projects yet – to find and film the elusive snow leopard in China, on the highest plateau on Earth. The air is thin, the weather brutal, the terrain tricky, and the subjects nearly impossible to locate – and even tougher to capture on film. Ghost of the Mountains documents the crew’s historic and groundbreaking journey.

Ghost of the Mountains

Available Now for Purchase Digitally & On Demand
. Check out the trailer below, it looks amazing! The feature also comes with three bonuses:

Hiding Up High – A crew sets out to capture the remarkable migration of the chiru antelope, the highest-altitude migration in the world.

Disneynature: Get Inspired, Get Involved – Connect with nature and make a difference for wildlife with help from Disneynature and the Disney Conservation Fund.

Disneynature Dolphins Sneak Peek – Dive into a spectacular undersea world with Echo in this first look at Disneynature’s upcoming new adventure.

We can’t wait to watch! What about you?

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Bambi is now on Blu-Ray

A childhood favorite is now out on Blu-Ray, which means Bambi is looking the best it has since it came out on film in 1942!

The special “anniversary edition” has a lot of fun extras, including 2 deleted scenes. It even includes a collectible lithograph. It also has a charming short film called “Oswald The Lucky Rabbit”.

I thought this interview was cute, and it explained a very important question I always had as a child too! Listen to Walt Disney explain why Bambi’s mother died in the movie, the response from Diane (his daughter) is priceless.

My favorite character was always Flower. I mean, a cute little skunk named Flower!! Does it get much cuter? Of course, Bambi being on ice for the first time was memorable too.

Here are some fun, behind the scenes photos, of the development of the movie. I love how you can see the different poses and movement of Bambi. I think about what it would have taken to animate movies, especially back in the early days of animation, and I am always so impressed. The movies are truly magical, on so many levels.

Bambi

It was fun to be able to relive childhood memories while watching the movie again. It had been a long time, but it still tugged at the heart strings. What are your memories of the movie?

I got a copy of Bambi in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

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Wiener dog lovers, we have a giveaway for you!

WIENER DOG INTERNATIONALS hits the screen and brings fun for the entire family. We have two copies to giveaway to two lucky winners!

The Action-Packed Epic Adventure Arrives on Digital HD, DVD and On Demand Available February 16

Join Shelly, the U.S. wiener dog racing champion, on the adventure of a lifetime when Wiener Dog Internationals barks its way to DVD! Receiving the Dove Foundation seal of approval and starring Golden Globe® nominee Morgan Fairchild (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), Bryan Batt (TV’s “Mad Men”)and Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Wiener Dog Internationals is a wholesome movie the entire family can enjoy! The Wiener Dog Internationals DVD, including four “Minuscule” bonus episodes.

The Jack family is at it again, as they enter the International World of Wiener Dog Racing. The kids sneak away to enter Shelly in the Internationals, and find themselves caught in a devious plot hatched by Miss Merryweather that may change wiener dog races forever! Can little Shelly, the champion dog from the U.S., really take on the world?

Want a chance to win? Use the form below! This giveaway is open to those in the USA only.

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“The Champions” documentary now available for download

“The Champions” is an important film that tells story of pit bulls rescued and rehabilitated from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring. The film deliberately avoids visuals of dog fighting and cruelty to animals, so please do not be afraid to see the film. The film is a very inspiring and uplifting experience!

The Champions

The Champions documentary, the inspirational story about the pit bull terriers rescued from the brutal fighting ring of NFL star Michael Vick, will be widely available for audiences everywhere to download directly from Best Friends Animal Society and www.ChampionsDocumentary.com. The film will also be available for download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video and VuDu.

The Champions is a story of hope, redemption and second chances – chronicling the work of animal welfare organizations like Best Friends Animal Society who agreed to take in 22 dogs despite pressures to euthanize them. The award-winning film has worked to change perceptions of pit bulls at film festivals across the country, including the Hamptons International Film Festival, DOC NYC and most recently the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, among others.

“This story proves that even creatures who have suffered the most unimaginable abuse have amazing strength, spirit, and resilience,” said Darcy Dennett, director and producer for The Champions. “But the film also looks at how pit bull terrier-type dogs are discriminated against as a breed.”

In an effort to educate the public about pit bull terrier-like dogs, the film also will be shown at community screenings in 20 cities around the country. The communities were chosen because of existing Breed-Discriminatory Legislation, which targets certain breeds of dogs, or laws that stigmatize canine victims of cruelty who are seized in connection with dog fighting. Legislation to overturn these inhumane laws is pending or has recently passed in several of these communities.

The Champions

“Prior to the Michael Vick case, the traditional, historic treatment of dogs from fight busts was simply to regard them as damaged goods and to kill them,” said Francis Battista, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society. “All along, we’ve been advocating for them to be given a chance. Our experience has shown that there’s no need to be afraid of the dogs or blame them, just because of the situation they came from.”

Best Friends Animal Society will host community screening of The Champions in 20 cities. For the full list of cities and dates, check here.

To learn more about The Champions and watch the trailer, visit: http://www.championsdocumentary.com/watch-the-trailer/

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, adoption centers and spay and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,300 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

Become a fan of Best Friends Animal Society on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

About Director/Producer Darcy Dennett

Darcy Dennett directed and produced the documentary The Champions, about the pit-bulls rescued from the dog-fighting ring of NFL’s Michael Vick, an inspirational story of resilience and the significance of the relationship humans have with animals. In 2013, Dennett produced a segment in Nigeria for Oprah’s landmark series Belief. She was the series producer of National Geographic’s Dogtown, directed episodes of Our America with Lisa Ling, and produced a multi-million dollar advertising campaign for HSBC with some of National Geographic’s best photographers, around the world. Darcy studied film at Wesleyan, lives in NYC, and has traveled to over 50 countries. For more Information about Darcy, visit: http://www.championsdocumentary.com/filmmaker/

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