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African Cats (2011)

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

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)
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mara Mara ... Self
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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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In an untamed land, every mother has one mission: protect her family.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This wildlife documentary features lions, cheetahs, Cape buffalo herds, Nile crocodiles, hyenas, African bush elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, wildebeest herds, rhinos, Thompson's gazelles, warthogs, ostriches, jackals, and zebras. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits show various wildlife credited with crew functions, a giraffe as crane operator, for example. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.15 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The World I Knew
Written by Josiah Dean and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Jordin Sparks Thomas
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User Reviews

 
Entertaining feel good documentary
26 April 2011 | by kmankoSee all my reviews

This is the type of documentary that one can expect coming for Disney. There were some elements of drama, but was mainly one to try to make you say 'aww.' I personally felt like Sam Jackson overacted the narration. The animals, however, were extremely cute. Everyone in the audience seemed to have a wonderful time and enjoyed themselves. Overall, I feel that this documentary does not even compare to 'The Last Lions' that was released in February. The Last Lions did everything right. They used Jeremy Irons (the voice of Uncle Scar) to narrate and actually brought light to the fact that African cats, lions in particular, are headed toward extinction. Also, The Last Lions was much more dramatic and engaging.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Felinos de África 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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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