African Cats: Movie Review
In this Disney wildlife adventure, the cinematography and editing are as superb as the film’s feline stars are photogenic and heroic.
Disneynature’s African Cats opens on Earth Day, but a more appropriate holiday might be Mother’s Day. For the film concerns two mothers — one an aging lioness with a cub, the other a cheetah with five newborns — and their struggles against predators and their own mortality to raise these youngsters into adulthood where they can fend for themselves. The narration, dramatically rendered by Samuel L. Jackson, constantly harps on the theme that “a mother’s love” is all that will sustain and protect these young cats.
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