See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna

“African Cats” is the third release for Disneynature, and it looks fantastic! Leaping into theaters on Earth Day, 2011, Disney’s “African Cats” features the real-life love, humor and determination of the kings of the African savanna: 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 rival lion.

And when you see “African Cats,” you can help save the Savanna. During the opening week of African Cats (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor. This corridor is a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna.

These programs can really make a difference: For EARTH, a similar program called “But a Ticket, Plant a Tree” led to the planting of 2.7 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Last year for OCEANS, the program was “See Oceans, Save Oceans” which helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, preserving essential coral reefs.

AFRICAN CATS hits theaters everywhere on Earth Day, April 22nd.

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