While in Los Angeles for the Beauty and the Beast press trip, I also had the wonderful opportunity to view Disneynature Born in China. To be honest with you, it was my 2nd time viewing it… I also had the chance to see this beautiful movie during the Social Media Moms Celebration in Orlando this past February, too. Seeing it twice was actually incredible because I really got to hone in on the beauty, the wonder and the magic this extraordinary movie.
Disneynature Born in China
I’m a HUGE lover of Disneynature films and animals, so for me… this was a perfect marriage between the 2 worlds. I love seeing the story happen in front of me, it’s touching and honest and real and raw. Disneynature Born in China follows the stories of three animal families, and you are actually transported to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.
What can you expect to see from Disneynature Born in China?
- 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.
What really touched me was that we were able “connect” with these different animals. You felt for them. You wanted to see how their story would unfold. You wanted – pretty simply – for everything to be OK for them. I found myself laughing, crying (yes… emotional tears) and being scared for them. You truly do feel a full range of emotions watching Disneynature Born in China.
There are 6 Reasons why I really feel this movie is something that you should see and make sure you embrace:
- As a mother – you connect with the life cycle of these animals. For the snow leopard and pandas in particular, my heart was with them and their cubs/baby. I found myself rooting for them and wanting them to protect and care for her babies. It’s pretty incredible that as a mother, your job – regardless if you’re a human or animal – is pretty much the same thing. At the end of the day it’s about taking care of your babies… and it was beautiful and magical and amazing to see the connections that I felt with these animals.
- The imagery is STUNNING. I mean, it’s just PHENOMENAL. The film is produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman and they did a spectacular job at creating never-before-seen imagery that truly was captivating and incredible to watch. I had such a tough time explaining to my husband and sons just how unreal it was and how beautiful it was… definitely a game changer and worth seeing just on its own!
- It was very beautiful to see intimate moments captured – up, close and personal – of these gorgeous animals. Obviously we’re not normally around pandas, snow leopards and golden monkeys. To see these animals in their own worlds and how they move, interact and live… it was awe-inspiring. It was jaw-dropping. If you’re an animal lover, this will just dazzle you to the core. It will mesmerize you!
- I left with a deeper appreciation of filmmakers. I know this movie was truly about the animals and seeing them in their own habitats, but I was blown away by how these filmmakers were dedicated and were put in such remote areas to capture these incredible footage. It was thrilling to see everything come together, but at the end… to see the traveling on foot that needed to be done and the commitment in the weather conditions. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
- 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!
Please make sure you mark on your calendars to come see Disneynature Born in China it’s amazing! Release date in April 21st, 2017!!
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Disclosure: This was a press trip. All travel expenses were covered.