African Cats

African Cats is a 2011 nature documentary film directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill about a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs trying to survive on the African savannah. The film was released theatrically by Disneynature on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson Patrick Stewart in the UK release. A portion of the proceeds for the film were donated to the African Wildlife Foundation and their effort to preserve Kenyas Amboseli Wildlife Corridor. The films initiative with the African Wildlife Foundation is named See African Cats, Save the Savanna, and as of May 2, 2011, ticket sales translated into 50,000 acres of land saved in Kenya.

The film begins by introducing Sita, a cheetah who lives in the vast plains of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, in Kenya, and has just given birth to five cubs to take care of. Then we see Mara, a sixmonthold lion cub, with her mother Layla, who both belong to the River pride, which lives in the south of the park. The prides leader is named Fang, an old male lion, who has a distinctive broken tooth because of an earlier fight. In the north of the Maasai Mara, Sita and her cubs coexist with another lion pride led by a large male named Kali, who wishes to expand his pride and territory by taking over Fangs southern pride and territory, which however he cannot reach as the Pride Lands are divided by the crocodile infested river.Sitas cubs are playing while Kali and his four sons are on patrol. Sita, seeing them as a serious danger to her cubs, goads them so as to lure them away. However, after the confrontation, the cubs have scattered. Sita desperately calls for them. As it gets darker, hyenas are seen and heard. In the morning, three of the five cubs return to Sita. Although she continues to call for the rest of them, its clear that they have been killed by hyenas. ........

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