One of my favorite moments while attending Disney’s Social Media Moms Celebration was getting to preview Born in China. I am going to honest, I am not a nature fan. You will never see me watching the Nature Channel or anything cool like that. I do love science though, which may make me odd. I don’t know. Ha! Teaching science is actually my favorite but when it comes to movies, it’s not something I lean towards.
Also, being honest, I have never seen a Disneynature movie. I have probably seen every Disney movie ever made, except a Disney Nature movie. Well, boy was I missing out. I probably wouldn’t have went to see Born in China in the theaters and that would have been a major mistake. Born in China was beautiful, amazing, comical, eye-opening and an absolute delight. I can’t wait to go see it again in the theater.
Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the world’s most extreme environments to witness wildly intimate moments in the lives of these animals, whose day-to-day endeavors are both captivating and comical. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A 2-year-old golden snub-nosed 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 seen by human eyes—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on Earth. “The film explores the circle of life in a very emotional and uplifting way,” says producer Roy Conli. “Each story depicts a reality of life that is reflective of our own human experience. It’s compelling to see how animals share certain values that we hold dear.” According to Krasinski, who’s a longtime fan of Disneynature, “Born in China” will also make audiences laugh. “There’s tons of humor in the film,” he says. “Most of it comes from the animals themselves and the situations that they go through—like the baby panda trying to climb a tree and falling down and then falling down again, and then falling down again. There’s something that’s universal about those ideas of try and try again, and maybe not getting it right the first time. It’s adorable and it’s very funny. When you see the baby panda in this movie, I don’t know how you’re not going to think and dream about her for a long, long time to come.”
This movie is a must see this year and when you see it opening week, Disneynature will make a contribution to the WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China. It’s a win all the way around! Check out this adorable video of BORN IN CHINA narrator John Krasinski freaking out over the adorable baby animals in the film:
Mark you calendar for April 21st and we’ll see you at the movies!