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.
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 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 Earth Day 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 have two new clips from Born In China to share with my readers. They are just a peek into this exciting, and beautiful Disneynature film.
“Snow Cha Cha” Clip
“Walking is Hard” Clip
I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of Disneynature’s Born In China, during my recent visit to LA. Already being a fan of Disneynature films, this was a major highlight for me during the Be Our Guest Event.
You can count on Disneynature to not only educate families that are interested in wildlife, but to create a captivating story while doing so to keep everyone entertained. Families are sure to enjoy this close look at what it takes for animals to survive in the mass country of China. The film focuses mainly on Pandas, Golden Monkeys and Snow Leopards, but viewers will easily see the stunning landscaping, from spectacular icy mountains to beautiful open plains, as just as much a part of the film. If you enjoyed any of Disneynature’s previous films, you are going to LOVE Born In China. Once again, they captured fascinating times among the animal families to share on screen. The stories are of family, friends, allies and even enemies. I love the details and family dynamics we see in each of the stories. Particularly the mother and baby relationships. We get to see a mother Panda nurture her baby from birth until the baby’s time to leave her. The two of them kind of steal the show – hello it’s a baby panda! The film moves pretty fast, as I found myself deeply invested, laughing out loud at a lot of the scenes, and even tearing up at one point. I highly recommend seeing this film. It offers plenty of education, entertainment and topics of discussion for the whole family.
Born In China (Rated G, in theaters 4/21/17)
See Born in China opening week and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to World Wildlife Fund to benefit wild pandas and snow leopards.
Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first six Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears” and “Monkey Kingdom” are six of the top seven highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all six films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has contributed to a host of conservation initiatives. Efforts include planting three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees and educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation in the Congo. Additionally, efforts have funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects spanning 400,000 acres of parkland and protecting 75 species of animals and plants, and helped protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats across Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
We were each gifted a bag of delicious SunRype products and an adorable golden monkey at the screening.
Both were a big hit with my family. Our teenager is vegan, so she really appreciated the SunRype fruit bars, and loves how great they are for on the go nutrition. The monkey, well as you can see TaoTao and Lulu became fast best friends. She takes him everywhere.
FTC Disclosure: Travel, lodging, and meals were provided by Disney in exchanged for Born In China coverage. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive blog post. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.