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The Crimson Wing - Mystery of the Flamingo

Music : The Cinematic Orchestra

Title : Arrival of the Birds & Transformation

Album : The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos OST (2009)

The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (French: Les Ailes pourpres : le mystre des flamants) is a 2008 British-French-American nature documentary from the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group's nature film label Disneynature. It premiered in France on 26 October 2008 and was released in the UK in September 2009.

The film documents the lives of lesser flamingos on the isolated shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, revealing the breeding and parenting habits of the species. After mating, the flamingos breed chicks that grow up, always on the move trying to enjoy their lives. Along their journeys, they encounter vicious marabou storks (who are compared to Disney Villains) who kill many unborn and newly born chicks and a villainous spotted hyena who takes no pity on the elderly flamingos.

As the film progresses, it focuses on the life of one of the chicks that at birth is separated from her mother and the flamingo clan when the Storks attack. On her own, she successfully dodges the Storks and rejoins the clan of flamingos where she grows up. With no mother or father to look up to, the mid sized flamingo has to teach itself the key habits of the species. She successfully grows up to become a large, pink feathered flamingo and survives when the clan is attacked by the Hyena. Her story is focused on to show the strength and determination for life the flamingos have.