Disneynature: Born in China

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Disneynature: Born in China

“Disneynature: Born in China” is a nature documentary film released in 2016, produced by Disneynature, a division of The Walt Disney Studios that focuses on creating nature-themed films. Directed by Lu Chuan and narrated by John Krasinski, the film follows the lives of several wildlife species in China, showcasing their struggle for survival and the challenges they face in their natural habitats.

The film primarily focuses on four animal families:

  1. Giant Pandas: The film follows a mother panda named Ya Ya and her growing cub Mei Mei as they navigate through the challenges of the bamboo forests in Sichuan, China.

  2. Snow Leopards: The documentary features a snow leopard named Dawa, a solitary hunter living in the mountains of the Qinghai region.

  3. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys: The film explores the lives of a troop of these unique monkeys, showcasing their playful behavior and interactions in the high-altitude forests.

  4. Chiru Antelopes: The film briefly explores the lives of these endangered antelopes, highlighting their migration across the Tibetan Plateau.

“Disneynature: Born in China” offers breathtaking cinematography capturing the stunning landscapes of China and the beauty of its wildlife. The film not only provides captivating storytelling but also raises awareness about the need for conservation and protection of these endangered species and their habitats.

As with other Disneynature films, a portion of the proceeds from the film’s box office earnings is donated to wildlife conservation efforts. The movie’s aim is to educate audiences about the importance of preserving these unique and vulnerable species and to inspire viewers to take action to protect the natural world.

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  • Type of Movie: Documentary
  • Box Office: $25 million
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  • Narrator: John Krasinski


  • Director: Lu Chuan

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