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AFRICAN CATS, opening in theaters everywhere on Earth Day, April 22nd! How appropriate is that! As many of you may know, AFRICAN CATS is the third release under our Disney-nature label after OCEANS last year and EARTH in 2009. Here is a brief synopsis:
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On Earth Day, 2011, “African Cats” features the real-life love, humor and determination of the kings of the African savanna: 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. Gee, all the comforts of home it sounds like!
‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna”
During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales 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.
Truly this is a special event, and a worthy cause. For EARTH, they held the program “But a Ticket, Plant a Tree” which led to the planting of 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Last year for OCEANS, the program was “See Oceans, Save Oceans” which helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs. Totally heartwarming, and I’d say pretty great, right?
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