Earlier this week I was treated to a special screening of Disneynature’s African Cats. I was quickly swept away by the gorgeous cinematography. The close-ups of the cats were amazing! I could literally see a tick at one point in the movie!! Samuel L. Jackson’s buttery narration boomed beautifully throughout the theater. It pulled the action on screen together nicely.
African Cats takes viewers to a real life nature reserve in the African Savanna. It features two cat families- lions and cheetahs. The movie is rated G so you don’t have to worry about any horrific hunting scenes. It’s a Disney movie so expect to see a lot of cute and sweet moments. I loved the connection that African Cats made between the love of a mother for her cubs and the need to survive. I hope you’ll get a chance to see this movie!
Below is a synopsis of the movie and a trailer.
Genre: True Life Adventure
U.S. Release Date: April 22, 2011
Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson
Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill
Producers: Keith Scholey, Alix Tidmarsh
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”). An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
*I received a free screening of this movie.
*All photos and movie trailer are courtesy of Disneynature.
*The above review on this post is unbiased. I have not received monetary compensation to write this review, although I may have received a party favor that may or may not have been part of this review.