Planning on seeing Disney’s “African Cats“?  It opens Earth Day (4/22/11) and if you see it during opening week (until 4/28/11), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna. With your help, the AWF will be working to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks that is frequently used by a variety of wildlife.

African Cats,’ “Save the Savanna” is another of Disneynature’s conservation efforts.  The first began with the program attached to, “Earth” (2009).  Three million trees were planted in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest as a result. The movie “Oceans” (2010) helped establish 40,000 acres of marine protected areas in The Bahamas, which contain miles of vital coral reef. Disney hopes that the “Save the Savanna” program goes viral and they’ve put together several ways you can help.

Also check the official African Cats” theme song by Jordan Sparks, “The World I Knew”.  Here’s the music video.

Like Disneynature on Facebook: – become a fan of Disneynature on Facebook, and you’ll have the ability to interact with “African Cats” content daily. You’ll also be able to share the content with your friends which will help spread the reach of the film and most especially the film’s message and philanthropic mission.

AFRICAN CATS – ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. used with permission

Pledge to see “African Cats” on Eventful: – Visit Eventful to pledge to see “African Cats” opening week by logging onto You’ll be able to see how honoring that pledge can effectively save the savanna.  Eventful will share a  real-time counter to show how many people have participated.  There will also be a graphical map representing the number of acres across the savanna that are being conserved based upon the number of pledges received. Have a smartphone?  When you attend the film, you can check in via your phone for a chance to win special prizes!

AFRICAN CATS ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. – used with permission

Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes: – As a fan, you can join the “African Cats” grassroots community on Causes.  Sign in and pledge to help Africa’s  wildlife survive and thrive for generations to come.  You can also donate directly to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) here.

Sita and cubs on termite mound – ©2010 Disney Enterprises, Inc – used with permission

Buy tickets through Disney Tickets Together, invite friends and Disneynature will double its donation: – Invite your friends to see “African Cats” with you and purchase tickets for local theaters through Facebook with Disney Disney Tickets Together. When you purchase tickets through the application, Disney will increase the donation to the Save the Savanna fund for every “Yes” RSVP that the events receive. Tickets can be purchased starting the week of April 18.  Tickets for groups of 20 or more are available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6.


An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna.  Narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features 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 his sons.  Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”).  An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out

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