Born to Be Wild is a 2011 American nature documentary short film about orphaned orangutans and elephants. It was directed by David Lickley, written and produced by Drew Fellman. It was distributed in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Pictures. The film was released April 8, 2011, and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. There was a Premiere of the film in Montreal, Quebec on March 30, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus Theatre for Two Montreal Primary schools and two secondary schools.
In March 2012, it won the Genesis Award for Best Documentary Feature from The Humane Society of the United States "for its celebration of the people rehabilitating baby elephants and orangutans orphaned by poaching and habitat encroachment."
|Born to Be Wild|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David Lickley|
|Produced by||Drew Fellman|
|Written by||Drew Fellman|
|Narrated by||Morgan Freeman|
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Edited by||Beth Spiegel|
Walker World Pictures
|Distributed by||IMAX Pictures|
Warner Bros. Pictures
The film has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, receiving a 98% "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 41 reviews. Its critical consensus states: "The human story of Born to Be Wild is captivating and the accompanying nature footage is utterly cute and charming."
"Born to Be Wild" is a 1968 rock song by Steppenwolf.
Born to Be Wild may also refer to:
In film and television:
Born to Be Wild (1938 film), an action/drama written by Nathanael West
Born to Be Wild (1995 film), an American family comedy
Born to Be Wild (TV series), a 2007 Philippine travel and wildlife programme
"Born to Be Wild" (SpongeBob SquarePants), a 2007 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants
Born to Be Wild (2011 film), an American 3D IMAX documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephantsIn music:
Born to Be Wild (album), a 1988 album by MC Shan
Born to Be Wild – A Retrospective, a 1991 album by Steppenwolf