Saturday, April 23, 2011

Disney's AFRICAN CATS is this summer's must see family film!

AFRICAN CATS
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Genre: True Life Adventures
Rating: G
U.S. Release Date: April 22nd, 2011

Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson
Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill
Producers: Keith Scholey, Alix Tidmarsh

An epic true story set in 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 enduring 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 protect his family from a rival lion and his sons.  Disneynature brings "The Lion King" to life on the big screen with 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" leaped into theaters April 22nd 2011.
*Notes*
  • "African Cats" is the third release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from the Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years.  Launched in 2008 to bring the world's top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories, Disneynature was behind both "Earth" and "Oceans".
  • "Earth", the first film to premiere domestically under the new label on Earth Day 2009, garnered a record-breaking opening weekend for a nature documentary.  On it's opening day, the film also broke the single day box office record for a nature documentary.  
  • Hitting theaters on Earth Day 2010, "Oceans" was the #1 film for that day and had the third highest grossing feature-length nature film.  "Oceans" is the third highest grossing feature-length nature film in history.
  •  Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary film making, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1949 and 1960 including, "Seal Island" (1949), "Beaver Valley" (1950), "The Living Desert" (1953) and "Jungle Cat" (1958).  The films earned 8 Academy Awards®.
  • Narrator Samuel L. Jackson was nominated for his Academy Award performance in "Pulp Fiction."  His credits include big-screen hits such as "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," "A Time To Kill" "Star Wars: Episode 1-The Phantom Menace," "Shaft", "Changing Lanes", "Kill Bill: Vol 2", "The Incredible", "Cleaner", "Unsinkable," and "Iron Man 2".
Leaping into theaters April 22nd 2011, "African Cats" features the real-life love, humor and determination of the kings of the African savanna.  Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mothers strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous cubs; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion.

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