Support Pandas and Snow Leopards by Seeing – DisneyNature’s Born in China

During my last trip to LA, I saw Born in China for the second time. It is an amazing story that everyone needs to SEE…opening weekend. If you see ‘Born in China’ opening week (April 21-27), you will be helping to support the World Wildlife Fun’s conservation efforts in China. For every ticket sold opening week, Disneynature will make a donation to WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards by restoring habitat corridors in China through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

Character: YaYa and MeiMei - Pandas
Character: YaYa and MeiMei – Pandas

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 Born in China Activity Sheets

Narration

Born in China’s narration is awesome and makes cool nature scenes relatable, compelling and sometimes hilarious. It is no wonder why this film is so funny, the narrator is  John Krasinski. He is Jim from NBC’s “The Office.” I don’t want to spoil it for you so I am not diving too deep here. With the help of the narration and beautiful imagery, you will laugh and cry and be swept into the magistracy of China. Check out this hilarious clip below.

Motherhood

Watching this with a room full of Mother’s there was not a dry eye in the house. Disneynature’s “Born InChina” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China following the stories of three animal families.  The stars of the film are Moms and their Babies! It is truly a family film that you don’t want to miss. 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—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.

Character: TaoTao with his mom - Golden snub-nosed monkeys
Character: TaoTao with his mom – Golden snub-nosed monkeys
Character: Dawa - Snow Leopard
Character: Dawa – Snow Leopard
Character: Dawa's cub - Snow Leopard
Character: Dawa’s cub – Snow Leopard

Disney Nature

Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first six Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears” and “Monkey Kingdom” are six of the top seven highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre.

Description: Cinematographer Justin Maguire filming golden snub-nosed monkeys.
Description: Cinematographer Justin Maguire filming golden snub-nosed monkeys.
Description: Cinematographer Justin Maguire filming golden snub-nosed monkeys.
Description: Cinematographer Justin Maguire filming golden snub-nosed monkeys.

Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all six films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has contributed to a host of conservation initiatives. Efforts include planting three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees and educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation in the Congo. Additionally, efforts have funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects spanning 400,000 acres of parkland and protecting 75 species of animals and plants, and helped protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats across Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

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BORN IN CHINA is rated G and opens in theatres everywhere April 21st!

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This is blog post is sponsored in exchange for an all-expense paid trip from Disney. However, as always, all experiences and opinions are my own.

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