Every Disneynature film I’ve seen (and now own in my home collection) educates, amazes, delights and inspires me! All of these movies certainly speak to my nature-loving and sustainable living soul but they also provide endless hours of adorable, heart-warming and mesmerizing entertainment. Now, we’ll soon have a new live adventure film to adore – Disneynature BORN IN CHINA (in theaters April 21, 2017.)
Thanks to our friends at Disneynature we have a fabulous preview of BORN IN CHINA, a BORN IN CHINA Activity Packet, and a BORN IN CHINA Educator’s Guide chock full of interesting animal and habitat facts and ideas for activities… read on!
And, oh my, did I mention there will be PANDAS!!
In fact, BORN IN CHINA follows the stories of three animal families: a panda family, leopard family, and a family of golden monkeys. The audience will travel where few have traveled before to catch an insider view of the year in the lives of all three of these magnificent animals.
Notably, all three of these animal species are currently on the endangered list and I love that Disneynature will be working in tandem with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to donate profits from the film’s opening week. Watch this special BORN IN CHINA film trailer for a peek inside the movie and more information on the donation efforts:
About DisenyNature BORN IN CHINA
Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden 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 caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Opening in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.
Disneynature BORN IN CHINA Activity Packet
Puzzles, mazes, crafts, stories and even ways to make a difference in the lives of the animals featured in the film – you’ll find this and more in the Disneynature BORN IN CHINA Activity Packet. Download your copy below:
Disneynature BORN IN CHINA Educator’s Guide
Designed for grades 2 through 6, the Disneynature BORN IN CHINA Educator’s Guide includes lesson plans, activities and more to teach and spark the imagination of your students. Download all the lessons below:
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Are you as excited as I am to see BORN IN CHINA? What animal family are you most excited to learn more about?