Friday, April 22, 2011


Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson

Rated: G
Story: 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. 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 once banished lion. (Disneynature)

Bottom Line: An intriguingly intense, beautifully filmed and remarkably touching film that plays out like a live-action LION KING (minus the singing warthog, of course). Two of my boys (ages 6 and 4) found the non-graphic and relatively bloodless hunt-for-dinner scenes a little intense but they still ended up loving it (and, most importantly, sitting still for a 90-minute documentary). I’ll celebrate Earth Day by not burning Styrofoam in my driveway if you celebrate it by taking your family to see Disneynature’s AFRICAN CATS.


rpfangirljr said...

I am avoiding this one so far... All of these make me cry. Oceans last year killed me!

BRTaibl said...

There is a scene - or, rather, a suggested happening, that will more than likely make you sad.

Other than that - great family-friendly flick!