We had the opportunity to go to a screening for Disneynature Born in China. Evie got to stay up late and have a night out eating popcorn and seeing one of her favourite animals in a movie. Born in China provides a great opportunity to see animals that are indigenous to China and in their natural habitat.
Born in China features pandas from the Wolong National Nature Reserve, snow leopards in the Qinghai province, and golden snubbed-nose monkeys in the Hubei Shennongjia Reserve. You will also see chiru, which are a Tibetan antelope and golden-crowned cranes. The movie goes through the seasons showing you the circle of life and what the environment they live in is like.
Now, I wasn’t sure how I felt when I first heard that John Krasinski was narrating this film, but he won me over. His narration helps guide you through the emotions connected to this film, especially the humourous moments. There are moments that occur with the pandas and the snubbed-nose monkeys that will have you laughing.There’s something that’s universal about those ideas of try and try again, and maybe not geƫ ng it right the
My daughter left the movie learning things from it like how she needs to try and try again sometimes. The young panda at one point falls down and also wants to climb a tree but can’t just yet. She kept cheering the panda on and later said the panda needed to just keep trying like how she does when she’s learning. The pandas were definitely a favourite for her, she even went to the movie wearing a panda shirt she has and with her panda stuffie in hand.
GO SEE BORN IN CHINA OPENING WEEK (April 21 – 27)
Please go see Born in China during opening week, April 21-27, 2017. If you do, part of your ticket purchase will benefit the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will then be making a contribution to the WWF to go towards helping to protect pandas and snow leopards in China.
The film does show the circle of life which means there are scenes showing animals who have caught their prey or who have died. My preschooler did not have an issue with this because we have had open, honest dialogue about this. She knew what to expect, but was still sad in the one scene where one of the animals does die. You do become connected to the animals as you watch this film, so if you have a child who is sensitive to things like this you will want to keep that in mind.
“The film explores the circle of life in a very emotional and uplifting way. 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.” – producer Roy Conli.
Born in China showcases what these spectacular creatures are like and what they are going through to survive. My daughter and I both love animals and we left the theater having learned new information. Neither of us had heard of snubbed-nose monkeys before. Now we know about them and adore their cute little faces.
If you are thinking about going and seeing this film as a family I would definitely recommend it. It kept my preschooler’s attention with its shifting between storylines, animals, and seasons. Be sure to stay through the credits at the end of Born in China, it’s always fun to see how they got some of their scenese and see some bonus footage.
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