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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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Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA)  »

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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Crazy Credits

During the entire run of the end credits, animals (shown in short clips) have been "credited" for being part of the production stuff. For example "Masai Giraffe - Crane Operators". See more »


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Written by Josiah Dean and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Jordin Sparks
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23 April 2011 | by (Michigan, United States) – See all my reviews

I just returned from seeing this movie today. The struggle for survival of two lion prides a cheetah family are beautifully brought to the big screen with masterful narration by Samuel L. Jackson. The cinematography and soundtrack are spectacular.

Mara, a young lioness must struggle to survive after the death of her mother and be accepted into the pride. Sita, a mother cheetah, struggles to raise five cubs in a land populated by deadly hyenas. Kali, a powerful lion, and his three grown sons seek to take over Mara's pride.

The movie is realistic, but not so bloody that anyone but the most sensitive among us should be offended.

I will definitely be adding this one to my DVD collection.

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