Now available on home video, Disney’s “African Cats” leaps onto your home HD system in Blu-ray (or DVD)!

This is the real-life “Lion King”.  The third film in DisneyNature series and is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

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AFRICAN CATS takes viewers deep into the breathtaking African savanna to witness the heart-stopping rivalry between two lion prides and the epic journey of one brave cheetah family. Shot over the course of two and a half years using state-of-the-art camera equipment, AFRICAN CATS captures the awe-inspiring beauty of one
of the wildest places on Earth as it tells the dramatic and often intimate stories of 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

This is the first DisneyNature film I’ve seen and it was truly amazing!  The cinematography is excellent and really does a fantastic job of putting you in the African Savannah with these majestic cats.  I’d go out on a limb here and say that the movie’s appropriate for all ages.  It did get a “G” rating, and they do a pretty good job of cutting out some of the graphic scenes (that you’d see in real life) of these cats eating after making a kill.

An amazing job overall, and it makes me look forward to next year’s Earth Day release of DisneyNature’s next film, “Chimpanzee”.

Bonus Features:

  • Disney & Nature – Viewers get a deeper look into the conservation efforts around the world being sponsored by The Walt Disney Company.
  • Save The Savanna – A comprehensive look at Disney‘s ?See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna? program and its impact on the region.

Everything on the DVD, plus…

  • Filmmaker Annotations – This interactive in-movie feature is a viewing mode with 12 different segments that allows consumers to watch behind-the-scenes footage of the production process and hear stories from the filmmakers and conservationists who spent several years making the film.
  • Jordin Sparks “The World I Knew” Music Video

Everything on the DVD, plus…

  • Introduction To Masai Mara – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
  • Filming The Cats – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
  • Sophie’s Elephants – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature