by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Film/TV.
Photo: Disneynature

Continuing their tradition of Earth Day animal documentaries, Disneynature has released a new trailer for “African Cats”.

You can obviously guess what this one is about, but unlike previous films that covered a large swath of the animal kingdom, this one will focus on the “true story” of two big cat families attempting to make it in “the most wild place on Earth.” It looks touching as much as it could be heartbreaking — though with the amount of families taking young kids to see, you can bet it won’t be anything as raw as National Geographic’s “Great Migrations” series.

The topic is also timely considering what nations and conservation orgs around the world (as well as one Leonardo DiCaprio) are attempting to do to save big cats from extinction. As in past years, it’s likely that Disneynature will turn the film into a fundraiser for NGOs working to conserve habitat and fund protection for these animals.

Check out the trailer (voice by Patrick Stewart) after the jump below. “African Cats” hits theaters on April 22nd.


About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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