African Cats: Kingdom of Courage

African Cats: Kingdom of Courage

African Cats: Kingdom of Courage

Disney nature documentary centered on several lions and cheetahs trying to survive and teach their cubs the ways of the wild in the African savannah. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

We follow Mara, a lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who defends his family from a predatory, once banished lion. With so many species competing for habitat and food in the savannah, the animals use their cunning to figure out the best way to survive.

2011Rating: G83 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Alastair Fothergill ('Deep Blue', 'Earth')Keith Scholey (feature debut)

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African Cats: Kingdom of Courage / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The film captures a wealth of spectacular and wrenching conflicts, and even if its ability to spin a story out of the footage falls somewhat short of the gold standard set by "March of the Penguins," it's nonetheless a remarkably cohesive piece of work.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

At one point the lions make a meal of a lovely young zebra they've just killed. That spelled the end for the little boy sitting next to me. "I'm too scared," he said, and he dragged his mom out of the theater. Sorry, kid, it's a jungle out there, even in Disneynature.

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

The first 28 minutes of Disney's big-screen nature documentary, following a pride of lions on Kenya's Masai Mara, as well as a cheetah and her cubs, are fantastic. All you need to do is block out the treacly, anthropomorphic voiceover from Samuel L Jackson and concentrate on the visuals.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A visually and aurally stunning film that brings viewers up close and very personal with several "big cat" families - as well as a dazzling array of other safari-esque species - living in Kenya's sprawling Masai Mara National Reserve.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The cinematography and editing are as superb as the film's feline stars are photogenic and heroic.

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