Leaping into theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2011,
Disneynature's third release, African Cats, features the
real-life love, humor and determination of the kings of the African
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.
During the film's opening week (April 22-28), a portion of
ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the African Wildlife
Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to
protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the
Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is
frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and
a host of other animals in the African savanna.
Fans can pledge to see African Cats opening week by
going to http://eventful.com/africancats.
A real-time counter shows how many people have participated, in
addition to a map representing the number of acres across the
savanna that are being conserved based on pledges received. And,
while at the theatre, carrying that iPhone or Droid will come in
handy since checking in means a chance to win prizes.
Purchase tickets through Disney
Tickets Together (Facebook's first social ticketing app), and
Disneynature will double its donation.
Like African Cats on Facebook at:
Website and Mobile Site: Disney.com/AfricanCats
Watch the official trailer:
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