DisneyNature AFRICAN CATS: Watch a Movie, Save the Savanna

DisneyNature is releasing their third film, African Cats, on April 22, Earth Day. We've watched their first two films (Earth and Ocean) and we're looking forward to seeing this one just as much as we did the previous two. Since it's a Disney film, my expectations are high -- amazing cinematography, beautiful music, heartwarming story -- but I'm pretty sure they'll live up to it.

About the movie:
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. Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, 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 rival lion and his sons.

Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in 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” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out Disney.com/AfricanCats.

Last year I blogged about the conservation efforts that DisneyNature undertook in conjunction with the Ocean movie release, and this year they are doing a similar thing. For every moviegoer who sees African Cats on its opening week (April 22-28), DisneyNature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to AWF. The money will go towards protecting 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.

Not only that, interacting with your friends about the movie via Disney Tickets Together will increase DisneyNature's donation. will double its donation. For all "African Cats" events created in Tickets Together (http://www.DisneyTicketsTogether.com), Disney will increase the donation to the Save the Savanna fund for every "Yes" RSVP that the events receive. The application launches during the week of April 18.

What a great way to celebrate Earth Day -- by watching this movie and making a difference!

Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Movie information is provided by DisneyNature and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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