An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the Savanna.
Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
As the April 22 opening of the awe-inspiring “African Cats” approaches, Disneynature is tapping into the true power of social media by building awareness of its “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” program. During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.
For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out Disney.com/AfricanCats.
Here at Peachy Green, we are excited to announce an African Cats movie giveaway contest. Simply comment on this post, including your email address, between now and 12:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on April 22, 2011 and tell us why you are excited to see African Cats! United States residents only.
One (1) winner will be selected at random to win a copy of African Cats: The Kingdom of Courage: The Making of the Film coffee table book, compliments of Disneynature. Winner to be announced on or before April 29, 2011.
Did you know that moviegoers have already bought $1.7 million in tickets to see the African Cats movie during its opening week (April 22-28) and save the African savanna in the process?
Thanks to the “See African Cats, Save the Savanna” initiative teaming up with the African Wildlife Foundation, Disneynature’s pledge to make a contribution in honor of everyone who sees the film opening week already translates to more than 9,500 acres of land within Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor—and that number continues to rise. This acreage of wildlife habitat preservation equates to 19 Disney’s Animal Kingdoms, or nearly two-thirds the size of Manhattan.
“The ‘See “African Cats,” Save the Savanna’ program transforms the movie going experience into tangible on-the-ground conservation action.
The film, which will be released in theaters worldwide, opens in North America on April 22, 2011. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6. Tickets are also available online at www.disney.com/africancats.
There are also a number of innovative online efforts underway that allow moviegoers to pledge their commitment to the film and in doing so, support the cause.
· Like Disneynature on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Disneynature
· Pledge to see “African Cats” on Eventful: http://eventful.com/africancats
· Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes: http://www.causes.com/africancats
· Buy tickets through Disney Tickets Together: http://apps.facebook.com/ticketstogether/
See you in the theaters on Earth Day for Disneynature’s African Cats. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway contest before then!