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African Cats (2011)

G  |   |  Documentary, Adventure  |  22 April 2011 (USA)
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A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

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A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

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Also Known As:

Felinos de África  »

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$6,003,200 (USA) (22 April 2011)


$15,415,270 (USA) (8 July 2011)

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compelling animal stories
22 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Disney is going the docudrama route. Layla is the oldest lioness raising her cub Mara with Fang the leader of the River Pride. They are protected by the crocodile infested river from the pride to the north ruled by Kali and his four sons. Also Sita the cheetah is raising her five small cubs.

Samuel L. Jackson is narrating the American version. Quite frankly, he's trying too hard to dramatize what is already very dramatic. The footage and the writing is plenty good enough. I miss the British voice narration which usually gives these nature documentaries the needed gravitas. The score is another problem. It's again overly dramatic. It keeps overshadowing what are very compelling animal stories.

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