Monday, March 28, 2011

Coming to a Theater Near You.... "African Cats"

I'm a big movie fan, but tend to shy away from Nature Films because I usually find them too emotional to watch sometimes - I was the kid whose dad made her stop watching "Lassie" because it would make me cry every week.

However just seeing the trailer for this film and some of the stills, I know I want to see it.

Did I mention I had a cat named, Cheetah? ha, ha
As a young child I wanted to live in Africa and work in a Game Park.

"Born Free" was one of my favorite movies growing up. (Yes, I cried horribly during it, but I really wanted to work with "the big cats". I think that movie has tied with "Sound of Music" and "Gone with the Wind" for most viewings by me!)

My youngest brother got married in South Africa when I was 19 and I was fortunate to be able to travel there with my parents.

After the wedding, my mother and father and I toured around (on the otherside of the road!) and visited two game parks! As well as other spectacular and adventurous destinations - that's another story...
It was a dream  come true for anyone, especially an animal lover.

Watching elephants bathe in a river. A male lion waking up with a signature roar.  Having the crackers I was feeding some birds snatched from my hands from a baboon.  It was the trip of a lifetime thanks to my parents. (and my brother since he provided the incentive to go there)

"African Cats", by Disneynature will premiere on Earth Day, April 22, 2011 and I may just go that first night! My only regret is that I won't be watching it with my mother or father because this is truly a movie for anyone and everyone and they would have loved seeing the beautiful animals and sights we saw in South Africa in 1979.

For those who haven't see the trailer, here is a snippet:

Hoping to link to Angela's Tuesday's Show and Tail! Thanks Angela!


Chatty Crone said...

Every year on Earth Day they put out a movie like this - one year it was call the Earth and last year it was The Oceans.

I LOVE them - they are just awesome. The photography is excellent as well.


Janie Fox said...

Aubrie and I must go see this! She will flip for it!!

Mr. Connor said...

This will be great ! Look forward to it .

Angela said...

It looks like it will be a good movie to see! I didn't know it was coming out. Thanks for sharing that with us this week! I'll be brave and make the recommendation that you take a box of tissues with you! hehehe I cried the last 15 minutes of Toy Story 3! Yes! and so did my daughter. I bought it on dvd. My son watches it but I can't do it!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

ClassyChassy said...

I loved the Born Free movie when it came out years ago - it was wonderful!

KarenSue said...

I hid behind the chair to watch scared!
I will be seeing this, I might have to wait until it comes on know my hubbie!
Going to Montana on Thursday! Call you when I get back~SueBee

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I saw the previews in the theatre when I went to see Black Swan, and it does look like a great movie!

Nanniepannie said...

It looks like a good one, that's for sure. Another animal movie coming out April 8 is an IMAX film called "Born to Be Wild". It follows two women that help raise orphaned baby orangutans and elephants and eventually releasing them back into the wild. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, should be good as well.

Doris Sturm said...

I know what you mean about the crying - I cry when someone gets killed and eaten, even though I understand that's how nature works, but as of late, my heart sinks and I feel melancholy about movies like this because those are the last frontiers that will not be available much longer seeing how this planet is being managed...My heart aches for the animals because they are suffering our consequences!

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