Skip to main content

G| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Filmed over two-and-a-half years in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergil's nature documentary focuses on Sita, a mother cheetah with five cubs, and Mara, a lion cub whose parents, Layla and Fang, are the aging rulers of their pride. As a single mother, it falls to Sita alone to ensure the survival of her progeny, while Mara faces a more immediate threat: If another lion topples Fang, Mara and her siblings will be killed or driven off.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

Directors: Keith Scholey , Alastair Fothergill

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Disneynature

African Cats (2011)

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011|1 hr. 30 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 11 )
  • May be Disney's most pointedly feminist effort since "Mulan." show more

  • This is Disneynature's third and best release, after 2009's "Earth" and 2010's "Oceans." With its compelling narrative of survival, it will probably be the one that most enthralls audiences. show more

  • Though African Cats is G-rated, scenes of animals chowing down on other animals are not for the faint of heart or delicate of stomach. I don't think it's suitable for those under 6, and they should be prepared for real animal behavior. But it's deeply involving and primally moving. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com
  • November 11, 2011 Eli
    Report This User

    Just awesome! Cinematography is breathtaking & the stories are awe-inspiring!! I just loved it

  • September 13, 2011 kiplove2
    Report This User

    Outstanding, I just love to see how the way mother nature works. Especailly on the Great lands of Arica!!!!!!!

  • May 21, 2011 blyssd1
    Report This User

    I Loved the movie and so did my 7 yr old daughter. Cinematography was beautiful and the story very real! my daughter was sorry about the cubs and the hiennas but I loved the realism. More movies like this should be made. I\'d like to see something on my favorite animal......the tiger.

featured news

view all news

'Rio' Birds Still Perched at No.1: Box Office Report April 22-24

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 24th, 2011 2:00PM

Watch the birdies. The birds of 'Rio' continued to feather their nest this weekend, holding on to the top spot at the box office for the second straight week with an estimated $26.8 million. N...

This Week in Movies: Unicorns, Elephants, and a Rampaging Grandma

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 22nd, 2011 11:30AM

This Week in 1986: 'Legend' Seeks Fairytale Ending Was 'Legend' cursed or blessed? The Tom Cruise fantasy epic was fraught with production disasters, was drastically recut before its America...

'African Cats' Trailer: Cuteness Overload!

Posted by
John Sellers on Dec 9th, 2010 11:00AM

Few things in this world are cuter than a lion cub. Well, how about two lion cubs? And five cheetah cubs? Cat lovers everywhere, you can thank us later for presenting the trailer for 'African Ca...

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X