Disneynature’s Born In China, In Theaters 4/21/17 & Free Activity Sheets #BornInChina

Disneynature welcomes John Krasinski into the family as the narrator of Born In China!

john_k_disneychina“I’ve been a huge fan of the Disneynature films for a really long time,” said Krasinski. “I think I’ve seen them all a couple times and to be asked to be a part of something that I feel is not only so beautiful and such great storytelling, but is so important, I was honored to be a part of it. To find this unbelievable landscape that was far beyond the cities and the bustling crowds of the China that I thought I knew was just fascinating.”

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.

Notes:

  • “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®.

I had the pleasure of attending a screening of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, during a 2015 LA press trip. I was already a fan of Disneynature films, but have been pretty much obsessed with them ever since. From what I can see Born In China is going to be amazing. Pandas are such beautiful animals and a favorite in our family. We’re really looking forward to seeing this film.

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Click here to download a Born In China Educator’s Guide, and here to download a fun Born In China Activity Packet. Both perfect for any Disneynature fan!

Born In China is rated G and opens in theatres everywhere April 21, 2017!

Comments

  1. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms
    says:

    This one looks SO cute. My mom and I both really want to see it :).

  2. I saw Oceans a few years ago on Earth Day, and it was really well done. I just checked out the trailer for Born in China, and it looks like a movie I’d love to see. The pandas are so adorable!

  3. Janet W. says:

    This looks like a great movie to see! My grandsons are going to love it!

  4. Angela Saver says:

    I am looking forward to watching this with my family! Sounds like a great movie!!