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Nature…it’s simply a beautiful piece of artwork – it is the definition of perfection. Born In Nature is the first Disneynature movie I’ve and it certainly opened my eyes to a whole new world. When I saw the trailer for the first time I instantly fell in love with Ya Ya the Panda and her baby cub Mei Mei. The girls happened to be in my office at the time and kept awwing and ooohing the throughout the trailer. Emily was quick to tell me she wants to see the movie – I would never have thought to take her to see it. It’s not an animated movie, and I just didn’t think it would be something that would capture her attention. Alas I was wrong – who can resist an adorable baby panda learning how to roll? Allow me to walk you through my spoiler-free Born In China Movie Review!
Born In China Movie Review
Before I begin I need to ask you for a huge favor – really it’s for the benefit of the wild. For all my animal lovers, please make sure to see this movie during its opening week – 4/21 – 4/27. Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its opening will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.
For The Kids: I’m excited to take the girls to see Born In China during open week – I want to make sure we do our part to help the WWF. As I mentioned earlier, after seeing the trailer the girls are very eager to see the film and learn about all these beautiful animals in the wild of China. The film does a great job of teaching all about how each animal family lives, eats and survives. It’s great to hear their excitement and desire to learn more about the animals.
For The Adults: Any animal lover will truly appreciate this film and the epic journey into the wilds of China. Few have ever ventured, and you’ll be able to see first hand the true beauty of nature. The film follows the stories of three animal families – a panda, a snow leopard and a goldensnub-nosed monkey. As the climate changes you’ll be transported through all four seasons of their lives for one year. All of the animals welcome new members to their families – well sorta, there’s once unhappy monkey when his baby sister steals his spotlight. A mothers instinct to protect her young cubs could come at all costs when she faces protecting not just her cubs but her territory. But it’s definitely the helicopter Panda Mama and her adorable Baby Panda that win worlds cutest pair. Mama Panda is teaching her little one everything she’ll need to know so that she may one day reach the top of the tree of independence.
Meet Ya Ya & Mei Mei
Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), 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 snub-nosed 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 U.S. theaters 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.
Disneynature Born in China Trailer
Disneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to the big screen as never before, presents its most ambitious project to date, taking moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China. “Born In China” follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard. Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Born In China Movie Review. Have you seen a Disneynature film before?
Born In China opens in theatres everywhere on April 21st – what a great way to celebrate Earth Day!
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