Spend some time with Pandas, Snow Leopards, Golden nosed Monkeys and more in Disney Nature's latest big screen adventure, "Born In China."
Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature 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.
Opening in theatres on April 21, 2017, “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.
I had the opportunity to go to the Toronto Zoo where four adorable Panda's are calling home and spoke with Maria Franke, The Curator of Animals for the Zoo. She is an expert when it comes to all mammals and is particularly knowledgeable about all things Pandas.
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Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its openingweek (April 21-27, 2017) will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-weekattendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution tothe WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.
“Born in China” is the seventh theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.
The first six big-screen releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats," “Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom” and “Chimpanzee”—are among the top seven highest grossing feature- length nature films of all time.
Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). The films earned eight Academy Awards®.