African Cats Giveaway Winner Announced
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the Savanna. Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow 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 and his sons.
I spoke with the co-director of African Cats, Keith Scholey about the movie before it was release. Scholey and I talked about how the movie was filmed, which still resonates in my mind. He told me that the movie took two years to produce. The crew had no idea where the story was going to go. They just followed the cats all day. If you have seen the movie, you know that how fantastic the experience is watching the story of the two cat families.
With that said, we did pick a winner for the giveaway! Our winner is Dave L. He says, “We love nature films and have been looking forward to this one. Thank you for the fun giveaway.”
You are welcome and congratulations! I hope you and your family enjoy the two African cats books – Sita the Cheetah and A Lion’s Pride.
One more thing, which I think is awesome, Disneynature announced that its “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” campaign will help protect more than 50,000 acres of land in Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor on behalf of the moviegoers who came out to see Disneynature’s motion picture “African Cats” during its opening week (April 22-28, 2011). A portion of the proceeds from the opening-week ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna.
The area to be protected equates to 100 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Parks or more than twice the size of Manhattan. The AWF will be working to establish the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.