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African Cats -- A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.
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African Cats -- A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.
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Writers:
Keith Scholey (written by) &
John Truby (written by)
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Release Date:
22 April 2011 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Technically brilliant; the narration is overdone. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Narrator (voice: USA version)

Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice: UK version)

Directed by
Alastair Fothergill 
Keith Scholey 
 
Writing credits
Keith Scholey (written by) &
John Truby (written by)

Produced by
Don Hahn .... executive producer: Disneynature
Jane Hamlin .... associate producer
Connie Nartonis Thompson .... associate producer
Keith Scholey .... producer
Alix Tidmarsh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper 
 
Cinematography by
Sophie Darlington 
Simon Werry 
 
Film Editing by
Martin Elsbury 
 
Production Management
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Jonny Crew .... sound assistant
James Glenton .... sound mix technician
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Kate Hopkins .... sound editor
Philip Jenkins .... foley editor
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer
Tim Owens .... sound editor
Johnathan Rush .... sound mix technician
David Turner .... sound studio manager
Andrew Wilson .... foley artist
Andrew Wilson .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Dan Scott .... dialogue recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Donald Dowd .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Werry .... aerial cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Dan Clamp .... technical manager
David Johnston .... digital intermediate editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer
Peter Cobbin .... score mixer
Peter Cobbin .... score recordist
Greg Hooper .... orchestrator
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Alastair King .... conductor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Charles Sladdin .... musician
Kirsty Whalley .... music editor
Monica Zierhut .... vp, music production
 
Other crew
Maggie Gisel .... production support
Rachel James .... production accountant
Rebecca Murden .... di assistant
Lauren Rondou .... production assistant (2011)
 

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USA:89 min | Argentina:89 min
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Soundtrack:
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Technically brilliant; the narration is overdone., 14 May 2011
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

African cats are as dangerous as they are majestic, and one runs the risk of forgetting that when watching this documentary. Cheetahs, lions, and hyenas are lethal killing machines, that is how they live, that is their role in nature. The pictures speak for themselves; narration may not even be necessary. Watching a lion chase down a gazelle or a cheetah face down a lion requires no commentary. This is life or death. Here the narration becomes a distraction. The animals are not acting for the audience's amusement. They are doing what animals do to survive. Do lions have a sense of family? Who knows. But one thing is for certain: this documentary provides a spectacular glimpse of the brute strength and incredible agility of these creatures. Technically, this documentary is superb. But anthropomorphizing these animals for dramatic effect really trivializes what the documentary is showing. These animals are not cuddly playthings; they can and do kill, which is an aspect of their nature that cannot be played down.

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