Dad of Divas' Reviews: African Cats on DVD & Blu-ray 10/4/11

Thursday, June 16, 2011

African Cats on DVD & Blu-ray 10/4/11



Makes Its Roaring High Definition Debut On Blu-ray Combo Pack,
DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand, October 4th

For Every Movie Purchased Through October 10, Disneynature Will Make A Donation To The
 African Wildlife Foundation’s “Save The Savanna” Efforts

BURBANK, CA, JUNE 15, 2011 – This coming October, don’t miss Disneynature’s latest home entertainment release, AFRICAN CATS, an epic film profiling two incredible families as they strive to make a home in the wilds of Africa.  Disneynature AFRICAN CATS will debut as a 2-Disc Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack, a High Definition Movie Download and/or On-Demand viewing on Tuesday, October 4, and is the perfect family-friendlyfilm that provides an exciting journey into the wild while also raising consumer awareness for these incredible animals. For every movie purchased through October 10, 2011, Disneynature will be contributing a portion* of its home entertainment sales through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” effort – an initiative developed between Disneynature and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to protect lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe and a host other species in Africa. For more information on this release, please visit

AFRICAN CATS takes viewers deep into the breathtaking African savanna to witness the heart-stopping rivalry between two lion prides and the epic journey of one brave cheetah family.  Shot over the course of two and a half years using state-of-the-art camera equipment, AFRICAN CATS captures the awe-inspiring beauty of one of the wildest places on Earth as it tells the dramatic and often intimate stories of Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives togrow 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 clan.

An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, AFRICAN CATS captures the real-life love, humor and determination of these majestic kings of the savanna in an exciting, heartwarming and visually stunning tale that is sure to engage children andadults alike.  The film is narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Alastair Fothergill (Disneynature EARTH) and Keith Scholey.

In addition to the film, the discs include an incredible array of bonus features that take viewers deeper into the savanna through extensive interactive behind-the-scenes footage including filmmaker and conservationist interviews, an incredibly touching music video featuring Jordin Sparks singing “The World I Knew,” plus a look at the global efforts to which The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund contributes.

Bonus Features:
·       Disney & Nature – Viewers get a deeper look into the conservation efforts around the world being sponsored by The Walt Disney Company.
·       Save The Savanna – A comprehensive look at Disney’s “See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna” program and its impact on the region.

Everything on the DVD, plus…
·       Filmmaker Annotations – This interactive in-movie feature is a viewing mode with 12 different segments that allows consumers to watch behind-the-scenesfootage of the production process and hear stories from the filmmakers and conservationists who spent several years making the film.
·       Jordin Sparks “The World I Knew” Music Video

Everything on the DVD, plus…
·       Introduction To Masai Maraa segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
·       Filming The Catsa segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature
·       Sophie’s Elephantsa  segment from the Filmmakers Annotations Blu-ray feature

Street Date:                         October 4, 2011

Release Formats:                 Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + DVD), DVD Combo Pack (DVD + BD) & Movie Download

Suggested Retail Price:         2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
High Definition Movie Download = $39.99 U.S./ $46.99 Canada
On-Demand = For additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand.

Feature Run Time:                Approx 89 minutes
Rated:                                 G (US and Canada)
Aspect Ratio:                                   1:78:1
Audio:                                 Blu-ray = English 5.1 DTS-HD MA; French/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD = English/French/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages:                          English/French/Spanish
Subtitles:                             English SDH/French/Spanish

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