The circle of life, all around the globe, arctic to tropic, desert to ocean, illustrated everywhere in luscious calendar art, crystalline in digital projection. The Disney nature documentary allows some survival-of-the-fittest brutality, but none of the gore that would accompany it. “Yes,” concludes narrator James Earl Jones, “it’s full of harsh realities, but sometimes it’s just paradise.” Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield. (2009) — Duncan Shepherd
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