Monday, April 18, 2011

African Cats - Movie Review

DisneyNature's newest movie, African Cats, focuses on two mothers: a lioness with a cub and a cheetah with five newborns. The film shows their struggles to protect their cubs against predators, and finding food to raise the cubs into adulthood. Samuel L. Jackson narrates this documentary, beautifully shot in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The lions and cheetahs are given names to make it more kid-friendly, and it makes it easier for younger audiences to grasp the concept of what is happening - life and death in the wild. It's the circle of life *breaks into song*.

The footage is amazing and breathtaking, and you can't help but watch in awe as the lions and cheetah hunt. The store was a bit cheesy - Samuel L. Jackson is always talking about a mother's love - but if you are a fan of documentaries like Blue Planet and Planet Earth, this movie is not to be missed. Just watching the majestic cats on the big screen is worth it alone!

African Cats comes out in theatres this Earth Day, April 22.

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