On October 4th, 2011, Disney Home Entertainment released African Cats on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Movie Download and On Demand. This amazing film follows two very different, and amazing “Cat” families as they live their life in the wilderness of Africa. If you have already purchased the DVD, then here is a big THANK YOU because every movie that was purchased through October 10, 2011, Disneynature will be contributing a portion of its home entertainment sales through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” effort – an initiative developed between Disneynature and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to protect lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe and a host other species in Africa. For more information on this release, please visit www.DisneyNature.com/AfricanCats.
“AFRICAN CATS takes viewers deep into the breathtaking African savanna to witness the heart-stopping rivalry between two lion prides and the epic journey of one brave cheetah family. Shot over the course of two and a half years using state-of-the-art camera equipment, AFRICAN CATS captures the awe-inspiring beauty of one of the wildest places on Earth as it tells the dramatic and often intimate stories of 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 thepride who must defend his family from a rival lion clan.
An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, AFRICAN CATS captures the real-life love, humor and determination of these majestic kings of the savanna in an exciting, heartwarming and visually stunning tale that is sure to engage children and adults alike. The film is narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Alastair Fothergill (Disneynature EARTH) and Keith Scholey.”
My girls and I sat and watched this together, and as much as you may think that the wild isn’t entertaining, I must say that we were all intrigued throughout the entire movie. Disney really has a way of connecting it’s viewers with the characters, and this Disneynature adventure truly opens up the viewers eyes to amazing dynamics within animal families. This is truly a family friendly movie that every person in the family will enjoy!
The discs include an array of amazing bonus features, including:
· Disney & Nature – Viewers get a deeper look into the conservation efforts around the world being sponsored by The Walt Disney Company.
· Save The Savanna – A comprehensive look at Disney’s “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” program and its impact on the region.
Everything on the DVD, plus…
· Filmmaker Annotations – This interactive in-movie feature is a viewing mode with 12 different segments that allows consumers to watch behind-the-scenes footage of the production process and hear stories from the filmmakers and conservationists who spent several years making the film.
· Jordin Sparks “The World I Knew” Music Video
Everything on the DVD, plus…
· Introduction To Masai Mara – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
· Filming The Cats – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
· Sophie’s Elephants – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
African Cats is in stores now, as well as available for purchase at Amazon.
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