TRAILER: ‘Chimpanzee’ from Disneynature; Opens Earth Day 2012

In what can will undoubtedly smash all world records in the field of cuteness, Disneynature has released the trailer for its next film, Chimpanzee, which will be attached to African Cats which opens tomorrow. As with previous domestic Disneynature theatrical releases, Chimpanzee will swing into theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2012.

Chimpanzee tells the story of Oscar, a three year old chimp who suddenly finds himself alone in the world until he encounters a stranger who ultimately accepts Oscar as his own ‘ohana.

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‘African Cats’ Boasts $1.7M+ in Advance Ticket Sales; More than 9,500 Acres of Savanna Pledged to be Saved

African Cats is still more than two weeks from opening on Earth Day, but moviegoers have already bought $1.7 million in tickets to see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28) and save the African savanna in the process. Thanks to the ‘See African Cats, Save the Savanna’ initiative, Disneynature’s pledge to make a contribution in honor of everyone who sees the film opening week already translates to more than 9,500 acres of land within Kenya’s Amboseli Wildlife Corridor—and that number continues to rise.

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‘African Cats’ Clip ‘Fang’

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Walt Disney Studios just released this brief clip from Disneynature’s next film, African Cats, titled ‘Fang.’ It focuses on the patriarch of the main lion pride featured in the film, Fang, who was given his name by the filmmakers because of one of his canines being split completely down the middle vertically, causing it to dangle from his mouth.

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‘African Cats’ – New Featurette, Stills and Behind-the-Scenes Photos

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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).

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TED Conference to Highlight Disneynature’s ‘Wings of Life’

On February 28, 2011, award-winning documentary director and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg will appear at the 2011 TED Conference in Long Beach, California to discuss and preview his new film for Disneynature, Wings of Life. The feature documentary, which examines pollination and the real threats to our world’s food supply, will be released on March 16 by Disneynature throughout France, followed by distribution in the U.S. and select markets worldwide.

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Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’ New Hi-Res Stills

Walt Disney Studios and Disneynature have provided us with these new stills from the upcoming Earth Day film, African Cats. 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).

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First Look: Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’ Full Length Trailer

'African Cats' from DisneynatureApple Trailers has debuted the first full-length trailer from the next Disneynature film, African Cats, bowing in theaters nationwide on Earth Day, 2011.

Although it’s remarkably similar to the initial teaser trailer that debuted alongside Oceans, there is some new material and the trailer also refers to the recently announced campaign in which proceeds from the film’s opening week will go towards protecting the Savanna.

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First Look: Theatrical Poster for Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’

Disneynature has provided us with the theatrical poster for its third domestic release, African Cats.

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).

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Disneynature’s ‘African Cats’ First Week Sales to Benefit African Wildlife Foundation

Disneynature announced plans to collaborate with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on a program to celebrate the release of the new Disneynature feature film “African Cats.” The program, “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” was revealed in Nairobi, Kenya, during AWF’s 50th anniversary celebration last evening. 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 organization through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna. The AWF will be working to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks, that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.

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Disneynature’s OCEANS and Crimson Wing Arrive on Blu-ray October 19

Oceans and Crimson Wing from DisneynatureAlthough no official press release has been issued as of yet, TheHDRoom has reported that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing both OCEANS and The Crimson Wing on Blu-ray/DVD Combo packs on October 19, 2010. Both will have an MSRP of $39.99.

Extras for OCEANS include:

  • Living Menus – an Interactive Experience (Blu-ray only)
  • Filmmaker Annotations (Blu-ray only)
  • Make a Wave Disney’s Friends for Change Music Video with Demi Levato and Joe Jonas
  • Disney & Nature – Preserving the World We Share
  • Deeper in the Ocean – Select Videos from Living Menus and Filmmaker Annotations

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