Disneynature The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos Review


Disneynature’s, The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos is a magnificent and incredible journey through the circle of life of the Flamingos at Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. 

I must admit, I find that documentaries, especially nature documentaries, pull some heart strings for me.  Whenever I see an animal die or something unfair happen that was simply the result of rotten luck, I want to blame someone for not helping the animals.  But the truth of the matter is that what makes a documentary effective and educational is that the camera crew must not interfere in order to capture life as it is, in all of its glory and pain.

Disneynature’s The Crimson Wing doesn’t shy from this trend.  There are many “sad” and simply unfair things that happen to the babies, but this also follows the overall theme of the documentary, which is that life keeps on going, and even if some die, others don’t, and it is because of their sacrifice that the others can continue on.  The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos is a beautiful film that accurately depicts the life of the flamingo, from their amazing births, to the magical instincts of the parents and the chicks, to the first time that the babies are able to spread their wings and soar across the sky. 

Beauty really is the only word to describe the natural circle of life that Disneynature has captured and has shared with us in this incredible Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.  The Blu-ray disk comes with the behind the scenes making of the documentary, the filmmaker’s annotations, and a screen saver of The Crimson Wing.