Disneynature’s BORN IN CHINA opening in Theaters everywhere on April 21st #Review

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BORN IN CHINA is rated G and opens in theaters everywhere April 21st!


I love Disneynature movies and BORN IN CHINA is a movie I can’t wait to take my children to see. Last month I attended Beauty and the Beast Event which gave us the opportunity to screen Born in China to be able to share this Born in China Movie Review.

Having an opportunity to view there animal families in their own natural habitat is an incredible opportunity. One that we would never get to have if Disneynature did not spend the time that it takes to film these animals without interfering or disturbing them so that their behavior would change. You’ll witness the unbelievable behavior that these creatures share with us. You’ll follow along as a Panda Bear raises her young and teaches him the ways of their lifestyle to learn to be on his own. The narrator shares background and thoughts of these creatures that you can only imagine this is what they are saying. I smiled, laughed out loud and even felt sadness for them as there are a few moments where you witness the trials and tribulations that these animals go through in the Wild.

Disneynature Born in China is rated G. So grab the kids, the neighbors kids, your family and friends and head out to see these animals in their natural habit on the big screen and CELEBRATE Earth Day on APRIL 21stBornInChina-babyPanda

A snow leopard family is also caught on camera which is a very rare opportunity for us to view something of this nature. The struggles they go through getting food, keeping food and being safe from other animals in the wild. It will touch your heart.


The golden Monkey was my favorite. Following along their family life is something I know my youngest is going to love to see. This little guy goes though being the youngest then being pushed aside because his baby sister is born. You’ll witness what his family life is like and how he is longing to be snuggled and cared for only to be pushed aside and fend for himself. The winter weather is especially harsh for these animals and you’ll witness what they go through trying to keep warm, find food, learn to survive, and entertain themselves to stay together in the tribe.

Enduring the harsh elements


Here’s a little “Snow Cha Cha” Clip that I think you will enjoy.

One of the things that really stand out in my mind was the beautiful picturesque views of the Landscape of the environment.


I love waterfall and mountains scenery. Have a look at this amazing view.



In addition to following along with the three families that I mentioned above here’s a little clip of the beginning of life that will melt your heart.

Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Opening in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.


  • “Born in China” is the seventh theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.
  • The first six big-screen releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom” and “Chimpanzee”—are among the top seven highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.
  • Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). The films earned eight Academy Awards®.

Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first six Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears” and “Monkey Kingdom” are six of the top seven highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all six films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has contributed to a host of conservation initiatives. Efforts include planting three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees and educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation in the Congo. Additionally, efforts have funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects spanning 400,000 acres of parkland and protecting 75 species of animals and plants, and helped protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats across Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Share these Interesting PANDA facts with the Kids:

MEET YA YA and Mei Mei

•China is the only place in the world where giant pandas live in the wild.

•Giant pandas— often referred to as just pandas— live in central China insections of the Sichuan, Shaannxi and Gansu provinces at elevations ranging from 5,000-10,000 feet.The temperate forests they live in produce 30-40 inches of precipitation each year — which is good for bamboo.

•China has 67 protected reserves to help save existing panda habitat.

•Giant pandas are black and white. One theory is that the distinct coloring helps them spot each other when it comes to mating. Another is that the coloring serves as camouflage–particularly when the animal is up in trees.

•Giant pandas stand between 5’2” and 6’2”.Males weigh 190-275 pounds,while females weigh 155-220 pounds.

•Pandas live about 14-20 years in the wild.

•The gestation period for pandas ranges from 3-5 months.The average female produces 5-8 cubs in her lifetime. She can start reproducing at 4-5 years old.

•Cubs weigh 3-5 ounces at birth—about the size of a stick of butter. Mom is 900 times bigger.Cubs are born pink,hair less and blind.They don’t venture far from mom till they’re about six months old—though they nurse till they’re eight-to nine months old.

•Pandas leave their mothers for good at about age 3.

•Giant pandas are bears—but they don’t hibernate.They do,however,spend alot of time resting and sleeping—when they’re not eating.

•Pandas eat up to 40 pounds of bamboo everyday. They have a pseudo thumb—or modified wrist bone—to help grip the bamboo.They also occasionally eat meat.

•Neighbors to the panda included warf blue sheep, multi-colored pheasants,crested ibis,golden

snub-nosedmonkeysandgoatantelopes.Predatorsofyoungpandasincludejackals,leopards and yellow-throated marten.

•Pandas live a solitary lifestyle,but they do communicate with eachother with sounds and scent.They makegoat-like cries and squeaks To signal nearby giant pandas,they’ll rub a waxy substance on trees that’s secreted from scent glands at the base of their tails.

•Giant pandas will scratch tree bark with their massive claws as a visual sign of where they’ve been. It’s like they are writing a quick note to their friends

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BORN IN CHINA is rated G and opens in theaters everywhere April 21st!


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2 Responses

  1. shelly peterson says:

    We love movies about animals. We didn’t get to see this movie at the theater.

  2. Marti Tabora says:

    I will totally love this. The pandas are so darn adorable.