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African Cats (2011)

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Meet Mara, an endearing lion cub striving to be like her mother; Sita, a cheetah and single mother of five; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion.

Directors:

Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill (co-director)

Writers:

Keith Scholey (narration written by), John Truby (narration written by) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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 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.

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In an untamed land, every mother has one mission: protect her family. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Near the start and several times later a lion is shown making a repeated groan-like roar. This is most commonly heard early in the morning and about an hour after sunset. It can be heard from several miles away and often the pride will roar with the same rhythm simultaneously. See more »

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, including, but not limited to:

  • Wildebeest: A Supporting Cast of Thousands
  • Topi: Extras Coordinator
  • Aardvark: Fight Choreography
  • Jackson's Widowbird: Dance Choreography
  • Masai Ostrich: Costume Design
  • Male Cheetahs: Best Boys
  • Warthog: Hair and Make Up
  • Masai Giraffe: Crane Operators
  • Kori Bustard: Stylist
  • Additional Memory Provided by African Elephant
  • Bohor Reedbuck: Motion Control Unit
  • Secretary Bird: Script Supervisor
  • Ground Hornbill: Prosthetics
  • Yellow-billed Stork: Set Dresser
  • Underwater Photography by Hippopotamus
  • Tawny Eagle: Aerial Unit
  • Impala: Location Alarm Systems
  • Acting Stripes Earned by Burchell's Zebra
  • Cape Buffalo: Lion Producers
  • Hooded Vulture: Carrion Baggage Coordinator
  • Laughter Track Provided by Spotted Hyena
  • Hearts Stolen by Baby Elephant
  • Cattle Egret: Heron Make Up
  • Nile Crocodile: Catering Services
  • Black Rhinoceros: Security Patrol Unit
  • Ruppell's Griffon Vulture: Assistant to Mr Fang
  • Thomson's Gazelle: Assistant to Ms Sita
  • Serval: Ms Sita's Stunt Double
  • Leopard Tortoise: Fall Guy
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Alternate Versions

In the U.S. version Samuel L. Jackson narrates while Patrick Stewart narrates the U.K. version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The World I Knew
Written and produced by Ryan Tedder and Dean Josiah (as Dean 'Inflo' Wynton Josiah)
Performed by Jordin Sparks Thomas
JORDIN SPARKS performs courtesy of 19 RECORDINGS LIMITED/JIVE RECORDS
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A great look at one of the wildest places on earth.
20 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Beautiful, stunning, mesmerizing, and plain awesome, African Cats is a wonderful film that will blow people away.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

African Cats See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,003,200, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$15,428,747

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,857,747
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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