I’ve always been a fan of Disneynature films and the up close glimpse they give you into wild animals that I normally never come in contact with in person. Their latest film, BORN IN CHINA, is set to hit theaters April 21, 2017! This time Disneynature will take off in an epic journey deep into the wilds of China. What’s even more exciting about this film, is that actor John Krasinski (13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI) joins the Disney family and is the narrator of the film!
“I’ve been a huge fan of the Disneynature films for a really long time,” said Krasinski. “I think I’ve seen them all a couple times and to be asked to be a part of something that I feel is not only so beautiful and such great storytelling, but is so important, I was honored to be a part of it. To find this unbelievable landscape that was far beyond the cities and the bustling crowds of the China that I thought I knew was just fascinating.”
Krasinski guides you through the stories of three animal families. As with many Disneynature films, the audience is transported to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. IN BORN IN CHINA, you will meet a doting panda bear mother, as she guides her growing baby who begins to explore and seek independence.
The audience will also meet a two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister. He then joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts.
The third story revolves around a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera— as she faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
This film features stunning, never-before-seen imagery, as it 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.
To celebrate the film’s upcoming release, I’m sharing with you today a BORN IN CHINA Educator’s Guide and Activity Packet!
The Educator’s Guide is perfect for kids in grades 2 – 6. Not only will your studious little one enjoy learning more about China, but they will also meet and learn more about each of the animals featured in the film.
With the Activity Packet, not only will you learn more about the animals in the film, but you’ll also discover fun activities center around these characters. You can make snowflakes, learn Chinese, create a kit and more!
Born In China Trailer
BORN IN CHINA is rated G and opens in theatres everywhere April 21, 2017!