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Disneynature’s “African Cats” Helps ‘Save The Savanna’ On Earth Day

Disneynature’s “African Cats” Helps ‘Save The Savanna’ On Earth Day

Each year during Earth Month, Disneynature debuts a new documentary designed to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, and help raise awareness for a species in need.

Set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, this year’s film is called “African Cats.” It captures scenes of real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna in a mannter that few have ever seen before.

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an African 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.

The film premiers on Earth Day, and during its opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna.

Watch The Official Trailer Below!

The AWF will be working to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.

“African Cats” is the third production from Disney’s ecologically-focused studio. “Earth”, which premiered on Earth Day 2009 was the first title, followed by “Oceans,” which helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs.

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6:17AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

I will make an effort to see this film as I am a lover of all cats, any animals really. I don't agree too much with wild animals in captivity as a rule and I deplore hunting with the exception for food. And then as I am a small part American Indian, I expect every part of the animal to be used and appreciated as I feel was intended. As it is in nature. I have cats and rabbits as pets and can tell you they are worshiped and spoiled. The funny thing about the rabbits is when they are on their "exercise" time they like to lay around the kitchen. Go figure.. They do get their work out when the equally lazy cats sometimes chase them around the house, don't worry the rabbits turn around and then chase thecats. Then they all lay around the kitchen. It's too funny for words. Two of our cats have African decent, so the film is a must see for me.
As far as a petting farm or zoos are concerned I feel they are a necessary evil. Our children and some adults must see them to keep from being immune or unfeeling for animals they just see on tv or in documentary. It may be the only way to get them to care if they don't have pets. Personal interaction creates caring.

5:04PM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

You can buy this on Amazon.com!!!

8:04PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Saw this movie, it is the best movie ever...cried and clapped! Going to see it again Friday, I hope all of these beautiful magnificent animals get the protection they so need and deserve!

6:01AM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

Will this movie be shown in the UK??? I hope so.

2:11PM PDT on Apr 18, 2011

Thanks.

11:53AM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

I would love to be able to see the movie, unfortunately my illness doesn't allow for venturing out yet. Darn!
Thank you for the videos Beth!...The photography is astounding.

3:55AM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

i hope they do that...

2:08PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

Voted Leaning Yes. I will go, if they BRING it in Romania's cinemas. I do hope so.

11:28AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

I love this! I can't wait to see it. I would definitely spend the money to go and see a movie now!

10:22AM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

It's time that mainstream media pulled out all the stops to try to help our wildlife. I will see this film.

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