• African Cats (2011)

African Cats

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2011

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, Patrick Stewart

Director: Keith Scholey , Alastair Fothergill

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Disneynature

Distributors: Disneynature

Keywords: Endearing, Survival, 2010s, Mother, Quest, Engaging, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Mostly, though, African Cats is extremely tactful about the truly harsh stuff that goes down in the world of nature. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The cinematography and editing are as superb as the film's feline stars are photogenic and heroic. show more

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