One of my favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day with my children is to take them to see the recent Disneynature film. While watching Disneynature films, my children become immersed into a magical world that they would never get to see if it weren’t for the incredible cinematographers who create the timeless films. This year, I was given the honor of getting to attend an early screening of the Disneynature film, Born in China, and it is one of the best films yet.
The moment that my children took their seat inside of the theater, they were mesmerized by the film. Born in China took us to different regions of China where we followed along with the real life adventures of three different animals; snow leopards, pandas, and golden monkeys. We got a rare opportunity to see the three different wild animals living in their natural habitats, fighting off predators, and trying to survive harsh weather.
The snow leopard family that the film follows was a very emotional journey to follow. I didn’t realize that snow leopards live in such an extreme climate high in the mountains of China – a place where people rarely have an opportunity to see in their lifetime. We got to see them fight to survive, defend their territory, and protect their young. I recommend bringing a box of tissues with you!
When it came to the monkeys, they were so fun to watch. The children monkeys reminded me so much of my children – always getting into mischief. It touched my heart in a special way to see the monkey family love and care for each other. Even though the parents get mad at one monkey, they still don’t stop loving him.
Everyone’s favorite to watch are the pandas. I could watch pandas all day long at the zoo, and getting to see a mother panda care for her baby in the wild was magical. I loved every minute of this part of the film, and I can’t wait to see the movie again on Earth Day – so that I can watch the pandas again.
Born in China is perfect of children and adults of all ages to see. It is rated G, and will be in theaters starting on April 21st. If your family goes to see the film during the week of April 21st through April 27th, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China!!!