Disneynature movies are how I began working with Disney on my blog five years ago with Chimpanzee. Since then, Disney’s ongoing quest to share the beauty of nature on film has brought us Monkey Kingdom and Bears. This time Disneynature share the lives of the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard.
Born In China
Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard–an elusive animal rarely caught on camera–faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain–from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest–on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.
Born in China gives you the beautiful scenery that we have come to expect and love from Disneynature. With majestic images throughout China as they follow the stories mama panda, YaYa and her newborn daughter, MeiMei, it’s easy to wish you had a baby panda of your own. As a mom, the story is very relatable as we watch our kids grow and experience life. YaYa is madly in love with her cub, it’s truly a sweet story of the love between mother and child.
Disneynature loves monkeys. The story of Tao Tao, a mischievous young snub-nosed monkey is one that shows that in the mountains, you have to earn your right of passage. It takes a little time, but with humor and some tenderhearted moments, the message the story shares is powerful.
The story of Dawa and her cubs is dramatic. The climate in which they live is harsh. Needless to say, this part of the film is not for the weak at heart. It was hard to watch, yet, the story is one that is true in the world of snow leopards. This part of the film needs to be considered for the soft hearted. It may be a bit much for little ones, maybe even some adults.
For everyone who sees Disneynature BORN IN CHINA during opening week (April 21-April 27, 2017), Disneynature will contribute $.20 per ticket to World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) through the Disney Conservation Fund, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000. Information concerning WWF-US can be obtained, without cost, by writing to World Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 97180 Washington, DC 20090-7180, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. The ticket purchase is not tax deductible.