Last Monday, I went with my nine year old daughter to see the advance screening of the new Disney movie "African Cats". My daughter is an animal lover and nature enthusiast, so she really enjoyed this incredible journey through the wild. The movie is a documentary that plays out like a story, following multiple wild cat families over an extended period of time. The audience intimately gets to know the daily lives of a lion pride and a cheetah family.
Watching this movie, we were taken on exciting hunting adventures and got to experience first hand, the challenges and difficulties these wild cats must constantly overcome. My daughter and I were transported out into the African savanna and felt as though we were a part of the lion pride. It was incredible to discover just how important and strong the family bonds are within these wild cat families, since their survival depends on it. We were truly impressed by what we learned throughout this journey. It is incredible that such a close look into wild life was possible to be brought to us on film and exceptional photography, especially over such an extended period of time, in which we were able to follow these families as they grew and changed.
This is truly an awe inspiring experience not to be missed, particularly for those animal lovers in your family. Definitely, it is a family movie at its best and I would recommend it to viewers aged 4 and up.
By the way, during the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.
Enjoy "African Cats" and happy Earth Day!
– Nadia Al-Fehaid for TheMomsBuzz.com