On April 21st Earth Day, Disneynature will release their new documentary, Born In China. The best film makers and cinematographers in the world, have collaborated on a film that follows three animal families and other rare species. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to screen this film before its release date. This extraordinary new film will definitely capture the hearts of animal lovers from around the world.
Born in China is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.
Thank you Disneynature for inviting me to screen “Born In China.” All opinions are my own.
Movies can move us in many ways. They can inspire us, motivate us, and encourage us. Disneynature has created a film, that will have a long-lasting impact and will surely become a family favorite….
This sensational film has stunning cinematography and navigates through a vast terrain, from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, on the wings of a red-crowned crane, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.
Disney is the master of storytelling. Narrator John Krasinski, tells this story in a way that is endearing and easy for children to understand.
Disneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to the big screen as never before, presents its most ambitious project to date, taking moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China. “Born In China” follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard. As you watch this film, these beautiful creatures are followed and filmed during the Winter, Spring, and Fall seasons. These animals face harsh weather conditions and scarcity of food.
Meet the Animals
Once YaYa has completed her morning chores, she returns to focus on her adorable newborn daughter, MeiMei. This film highlights the relationship between mom and cub, but also showcases the family dynamics between the father and siblings.
Say hello to Tao Tao!
Monkeys have long been seen as figures of rebellion and mischief in Chinese folk tales. And one of the most mischievous monkeys on this mountain is TaoTao. This adorable two year old is has a huge personality. I laughed when this little one was up to no good with his friends, “The Lost Boys.”
It was so sweet to see his family united and protecting one another. They often worked together to survive.
And finally, meet Dawa a strong protective Mama. She and her cubs fight to survive in extreme weather conditions. As I watched this film, there were many heart wrenching moments that moved me.
I was truly captivated by this film. I left wondering what the fate of these animals would be… After watching this film, I have a greater appreciation for wildlife. This documentary was both educational and inspirational. This film is rated G and is wonderful for the entire family.
Go see it in theaters April 21st!
Support World Wildlife Fund
During Born In China’s opening week (April 21-27, 2017) film proceeds will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.