I really hope that you are watching the Disneynature films. If not, I recommend visiting the theaters on Earth Day April 21st to learn more about the stories of the animals of China. The Disneynature films are incredibly well made and a great way to learn more about the world around us. My kids have watched the Disneynature films “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom” and “Chimpanzee films again and again because there is something magical about being able to see Nature. Be that close to a Panda bear, a monkey or a wild cat and experience the life that they experience. The Disneynature films truly capture the magic of nature and help you to experience it in a real, powerful way. My Disneynature Born in China Movie Review is no-spoiler and hopefully will help you to see the beauty of these films.
About Disneynature’s 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.”
In this film, “We went into uninhabited mountains and remote forests, plateaus and deserts to find the most captivating parts of China,” continues the director. “We wanted to record the most moving stories of our wildlife and share them with audiences. There’s only one Earth—the true masters of nature are its wild animals, and humanity has an obligation to cherish and protect them.”
Producer Phil Chapman says “the animal stories are fun and heartfelt. But there’s an eye-opening reality as well. “Life in China for most animals is pretty tough,” he says. “We’ve captured each stage of life; we filmed during each season. We experienced trials and tribulations, birth and death. We’ve woven the stories of these families together and found that they create one compelling story of life in the wild of China.””
As with all of the Disneynature movies, you will laugh, you will cry and your mouth will hang open as you see first hand the lives of these animals. There is so much cute and happy but there is also real life sad. I am blown away by the footage that they are able to get in the making of these films. In Disneynature Born in China, I loved being able to follow the lives of not only the adult animals, but being able to see their babies grow in the wild and the challenges that come with that. The stories are real, and full of heart. You can see the love that the parents have for protecting their young and you can have the opportunity to learn first hand about these beautiful animals of China. This is a wonderful movie and perfect for kids and adults of all ages. It will open the door to learning and many conversations on the world around you and the animals in it.
BORN IN CHINA opening in theaters everywhere on April 21st.