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Disneynature African Cats Nature Documentary

Updated on October 24, 2014
Disneynature African Cats Nature Documentary
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Learn More About The Big Cats of Africa in Disney Nature's African Cats

DisneyNature's 2011 nature documentary release was that of the 'true story' African Cats, which follows the life of two families of wild cats as they endeavour to survive in one of the wildest places on the planet.

The stars of this 'movie' are Mara, a lion cub trying to grow up well; Sita, a mother cheetah looking after five cubs; and Fang, a leader who is defending his family from a lion who has been banished.

On this page, you will find more information about this documentary film. You will find the movie trailer and you will also find more information about the three previously released DisneyNature movies, Crimson Wing, Earth and Oceans.

DisneyNature's African Cats arrived in movie theatres around the world on Earth Day, 2011.

The next great

EARTH DAY adventure

...African Cats.

African Cats Documentary Movie Trailer

Fast Facts About African Cats

  • ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2011
  • DVD RELEASE DATE: To Be Announced
  • DIRECTORS: Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey
  • NARRATOR: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Rating: G (General)
  • RUN TIME: 90 Minutes

African Cats, Save The Savanna

As with the previous Disneynature releases, Disney is working in tandem with the African Wildlife Foundation. The program African Cats, Save The Savanna will see part of the earnings from the first week’s ticket sales donated to help the animals of the African savanna including but not limited to the lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and giraffes.

"With its honest portrayal of life on the African savanna, African Cats reveals the brilliance of the animals who live there." ~ Alan Bergman, President

The Walt Disney Studios.

African Cats Review by Jeremy Jahns

Jermey Jahns LOVED African Cats, watch this review and see why.

What is African Cats Rated?

Is Disneynature's latest film suitable for children?

Disneynature's African Cats is rated G. However, it is a nature documentary and there are some scenes with animals hunting and dying. It is kind of 'neatly' done and there is not a lot of blood seen but there are 'characters' that go missing and there is implied death that may bother young children and/or adults who are squeamish. Having said that, there is a lot to learn in this movie about the African savanna and about how cheetahs and lions live and differ and about a mother's love.

Common Sense Media recommends it for children aged 6 and up.

Disney Nature's African Cats: The Story Behind the Film

Disney Nature: African Cats: The Story Behind the Film (Disney Editions Deluxe (Film))
Disney Nature: African Cats: The Story Behind the Film (Disney Editions Deluxe (Film))
African Cats: The Story Behind the Film shares the stories of each of these cats and their efforts to survive. Amazon customer Sylvia Hill calls it an amazing book and a great resource.

What Is The Song In The Trailer For African Cats? - Amazon MP3 or album.

The song that plays during the trailer for African cats is Life Is Beautiful by Vega. Follow the link to Amazon where you can download the song for your MP3 player. Alternatively, check out the album from Vega by clicking right here.

If You Love Wild Cats, You Are Going To Love These African Cat T-Shirts...

Wild Cat T-Shirts By The Mountain

Wild Cats T-Shirt Featuring A Pride of Lions
Wild Cats T-Shirt Featuring A Pride of Lions

The Other Disneynature Movies


Disneynature: Crimson Wing (2008)

The Mystery of the Flamingo

Crimson Wing was first released in 2008 in France and it was released internationally throughout 2009. The blu-ray and DVD became available in North American in 2010. I am not sure that it ever played in movie theatres in North America.

Disneynature Earth
Disneynature Earth

Disneynature's Earth (2009)

Disney Nature's Earth was a hugely anticipated, widely debated release. It was the first Disneynature film released in North America.

Disneynature Oceans
Disneynature Oceans

Disneynature Oceans (2010)

The most recent of the Disneynature documentaries, Oceans was released in 2010 and took us all to places we've never seen.

Are you interested in Disneynature's African Cats? In the big, wild cats in general?

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      9 years ago

      The Big cats or the African Cats are just some of the most beautiful world and a great animal safari for all those who love animals. Nice Lens with beautiful Tshirts to make any great safari a special one.

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      10 years ago

      yea i love the big cats and wish people would let them live how they want to, they dont need our help, they are wonderful animals, great lens well done you

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      Indigo Janson 

      10 years ago from UK

      These Disneynature movies sound like great documentaries. Helpful to have the guidance on disturbing scenes too as nature can be brutal. I bet 'African Cats' is fascinating though, certainly sounds it. Love that t-shirt!

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      CathyLou LM 

      10 years ago

      I had no idea Disney did documentaries! Looks like it will be really good.

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      10 years ago

      really fantastic

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      10 years ago

      Looks fantastic! Our granddaughter would especially love the African Cats!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      10 years ago

      African Cats looks awesome!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      10 years ago

      Looks fabulous!


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