In celebration of Earth Day Disney is about to release the next movie in their Disneynature label. The next film is AFRICAN CATS, opening in theatres everywhere on Earth Day, April 22nd! Now, the exciting part is the different Disney is trying to make for our world. For EARTH, Disney held the program “But a Ticket, Plant a Tree” which led to the planting of 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Last year for OCEANS, the program was “See Oceans, Save Oceans” which helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs. That’s pretty amazing if you ask me. Now with African Cats, during the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna. Again, another great way to help the planet.
So all you have to do to help is go buy a ticket and watch the movie.
When I was in LA in January with Disney, I had the opportunity to preview a little bit of the movie and I was captivated by the story of the two of the cat families. While watching African Cats you will have the opportunity to follow along with narrator Samuel L. Jackson as the story of Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom and Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns unfolds. You will also learn about another family Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.
Protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor: See African Cats