Filling a void in what’s been missing thus fair in terms of the promotion of Disneynature’s latest venture, African Cats, this newly released featurette takes a look at the thought processes and technology used to bringing the savanna wildlife to the silver screen.
It features directors Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey along with Owen Newman and Sophie Darlington (principal photography) and Simon King (specialist photography) as they talk about how they managed to capture everything you see on screen, including the use of the Phantom high speed camera which can capture up to 450 frames per second, allowing filmmakers to slow down scenes, such as cheetahs on the hunt, up to 18x without sacrificing resolution.
We also highly recommend African Cats: The Story Behind the Film which not only goes into much further detail on the filmmakers’ journey to creating the film, but also builds immensely on the film’s story line, gives plenty of information on the species depicted in the film and lots of insight, such as how they kept track of which animal was which — not to mention tons of splendid full page spreads of photographs.
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).
Below is our gallery of behind-the-scenes stills from the film that we have shared with you previously: