Following in the footsteps of "Earth" and "Oceans," Disneynature has released the new trailer for its next Earth Day documentary, "African Cats".
Dubbed as a "true life adventure," the film has a more narrow focus than previous Disneynature productions; choosing instead to follow the lives of three big cat families as they struggle for survival in one of "the most wild places on Earth."
Once again, the studio is using the film's release as a fundraiser for organizations working to protect Africa's lions and other imperiled wildlife. According to the site, 20 cents from every ticket sold during opening week (April 22-28) will benefit the African Wildlife Foundation and its Amboseli Corridor project — a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.
"The African Wildlife Foundation is proud to work so closely with Disneynature on the release of 'African Cats,'" said Patrick Bergin, CEO of African Wildlife Foundation. "We are celebrating 50 years of working with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and these wild lands endure forever; extending the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor will be a great step forward in these efforts."
Disneynature has committed to a minimum donation of $100,000. Last year's fundraiser for "Oceans" helped protect more than 35,000 acres of coral reef in the Bahamas. Here's to hoping, especially in light of recent international conservation efforts to protect big cats, that a similar success story will be achieved in April.
Check out the trailer below.