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Born to Be Wild (2011)

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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

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David Lickley

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Drew Fellman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Birute Galdikas Birute Galdikas ... Herself (as Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas)
Daphne Sheldrick Daphne Sheldrick ... Herself (as Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

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Taglines:

Born to be loved. Born to be free.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vadon kölykei 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalimantan, Indonesia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$856,133, 10 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,794,968, 16 December 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,261,962, 29 April 2018
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Company Credits

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Imax Filmed Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

12 scenes were shot using 4k digital IMAX cameras; their first use in any feature film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 16 June 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wavin' Flag
Written by K'Naan (as Keinan Warsame), Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Jean Daval
Performed by K'Naan
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Beautiful film
27 September 2014 | by geecamilaSee all my reviews

Prepare to cry. This is a heart breaker. In a good way. I am speechless and in awe of the work that these ladies do. This was an inspiring film and made me want to do more with my life to give back. It really touches the viewer in a way that makes you realize we are all the same on a basic level, animals and mankind. They are so innocent that it makes me grieve for what we have done to affect their environment and right to be free and live full lives. I found myself laughing, crying, and feeling deeply moved by these animals and those who are saving them. This is a fantastic documentary. And Morgan Freeman narrates, which is sort of icing on the cake.


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