Get Ready To Fall In Love With A Panda, A Snow Leopard and A Golden Monkey…
Disney Nature proudly presents it’s most ambitious film yet, Born in China, everywhere in theaters April 21st. Born in China is a breathtakingly gorgeous film that follows the adventures of three animal families: the lovable panda bears, the brave snow leopards and the hilarious golden monkey. We were invited to view the film during a Dim-Sum reception, all opinions are our own.
Heart and Soul Delivered By John Krasinski
Born in China is narrated by the hilarious John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), takes the audience on an epic journey into the wilds of China to showcase the beauty of the land and animals like you’ve never seen before. Disneynature’s ‘Born in China’ transports audiences to the country’s remote and spectacular landscapes to gain a new intimate perspective on some truly compelling creatures. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard which is an elusive animal rarely caught on camera faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
Director Lu Chuan said of making Born in China: “The footage was just great. I realized a nature movie is not so different from a feature film. I wanted to make a special movie—not just for audiences, but also for myself. I wanted to show how these animals are metaphors. They give birth, like we do. They do their best to raise their cubs, like we do. They succeed and they fail. And when they fail, consequences can be dire. Their drive to do what is best for their families resonates with all of us.”
Extraordinary Storytelling & Disney Expertise
Opening in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman. Lu Chuan’s extraordinary filmmaking sensibilities and Chinese point of view are complemented by the storytelling prowess of Disney Animation’s Roy Conli and the nature filmmaking expertise of producers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.
Disneynature ROCKS & What We Thought of the film
Born in China is the 7th theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories. Just like Walt Disney Animations ability to give audiences a dynamic and interesting story, Disneynature gives us a visual feast with a beautiful story the whole family will love and appreciate. My kids and I adored the film, we instantly fell in love with the animals portrayed in the film and I wept deeply for each one of the animals heart-felt stories. Definitely bring your tissues to the theater!
See Disneynatures Born in China Opening Weekend and give back!
Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its opening week (April 21-27, 2017) will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.
BORN IN CHINA is rated G and opens in theaters everywhere April 21st!