Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have provided us with dozens of new stills from its upcoming Earth Day film, African Cats, in theaters nationwide on April 22, 2011.
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. 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 once banished lion. Disneynature brings The Lion King to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (Earth).
First up is this featurette titled ‘African Cats Field Guide’ with Disney Channel stars Tiffany Thornton and Brandon Mychal Smith which introduces us to the main ‘characters’ in the film.
For additional background on the film’s stars as well as some behind-the-scenes information, we recommend reading African Cats: The Story Behind the Film, which is as riveting as it gets and complimented by many photos and illustrations from the movie.
Below is our new gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the movie, featuring the cast and crew as they embarked on their remarkable explorations of life in the savanna:
Lastly (for now), our updated gallery of stills from the film: