We try to use a lot of different things in our homeschool curriculum choices for our kids. Somethings that you may not think of as curriculum! Movies can be highly educational! They can really keep kids engaged and paying attention things. Yes, we use books…sometimes you just need a little live action!
African Cats is one of those movies that has made it’s way into our curriculum. What better way to know these animals than by watching them in their natural environment! My girls love this movie and I do too!
African Cats will take your family right into the African savanna! You will get to witness the natural rivalry between two lion prides. You’ll also see a cheetah family and the struggles they face.
This movie was filmed over the course of two and a half years! Your family will watch Mara the lion cub, Sita the cheetah and single mother of five newborns and Fang the proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion clan.
The film is narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Alastair Fothergill (Disneynature EARTH) and Keith Scholey.
To make it easier to use for educational purposes you can download the free teachers guide!
- Disney & Nature – Viewers get a deeper look into the conservation efforts around the world being sponsored by The Walt Disney Company.
- Save The Savanna – A comprehensive look at Disney’s “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” program and its impact on the region.
Everything on the DVD, plus…
- Filmmaker Annotations – This interactive in-movie feature is a viewing mode with 12 different segments that allows consumers to watch behind-the-scenes footage of the production process and hear stories from the filmmakers and conservationists who spent several years making the film.
- Jordin Sparks “The World I Knew” Music Video
Everything on the DVD, plus…
- Introduction To Masai Mara – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
- Filming The Cats – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
- Sophie’s Elephants – a segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years, was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife subjects and stories with theatrical audiences. “Earth” (opening Earth Day 2009) was the first film to premiere domestically under the new label, and garnered a record-breaking opening weekend for a nature documentary. Its “Buy a Ticket, Plant a Tree” initiative led to the planting of three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Hitting theaters on April 22, 2010, “Oceans” was the third highest grossing feature-length nature film in history. Its “See ‘Oceans,’ Save Oceans” initiative helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1949 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. For more information about Disneynature, check out www.DisneyNature.com like us onFacebook:www.facebook.com/DisneyNature and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyNature.com.
One Not So Average Mama will win a copy of African Cats! Watch the trailer below and then enter the giveaway.
Giveaway will end on November 28th, 2011!
I received a copy of African Cats to facilitate this review. No compensation was received!
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