Born to Be Wild

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Sweet, inspiring tale of two wildlife fairy godmothers.

G 2011 40 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 3+

A great first nature documentary for kids

This was a great way to spend 40 minutes of family movie time. It's educational for everyone, and gives kids a chance to see animals showing much more personality than they do during a typical day at the zoo. You can really feel for the orphaned elephants and orangutans, and I think it helps young viewers develop empathy toward animals. Morgan Freeman's narration is an added bonus. I asked my kids if they recognize the voice of the narrator. I think they do, but they haven't consciously realized yet that they know him as the voice of Vitruvius from The LEGO Movie. :-) Anyone can enjoy this film, adults and kids alike. While it's shorter than most features, the length is just right to hold the attention of young viewers. It has a good environmentalist message, but it's not preachy, just very matter-of-fact. Parents will get some laughs too, seeing similarities between young orangutans and their own kids. Don't realistically expect your kids to demand to watch this over and over, since it is a documentary, and moves at a more adult pace. (There aren't superheroes and explosions every other minute.) But that's also really refreshing. My son who is almost 3 was really engaged in the film and out of curiosity began asking me what various animals eat.
age 5+

Educational and Lovely!!

Wonderful story - highly recommend to any family with children 5 and older!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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