'African Cats' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by

The awe-inspiring Disneynature adventure will roar onto Blu-ray this October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Disneynature will be bringing 'African Cats' to Blu-ray on October 4.

An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, 'African Cats' captures the real-life love, humor and determination of these majestic kings of the savanna in an exciting, heartwarming and visually stunning tale that is sure to engage children and adults alike. The film is narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Alastair Fothergill (Disneynature 'Earth') and Keith Scholey.

For every movie purchased through October 10, 2011, Disneynature will be contributing a portion of its home entertainment sales through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the “See African Cats, Save the Savanna” effort – an initiative developed between Disneynature and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to protect lions, cheetah, elephants, zebra, giraffe and a host other species in Africa.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with 1080p video, an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and bonus supplements will feature Disney & Nature – Viewers get a deeper look into the conservation efforts around the world being sponsored by The Walt Disney Company andSave The Savanna – A comprehensive look at Disney’s “See African Cats, Save the Savanna” program and its impact on the region.

Blu-ray exclusives include a Jordin Sparks “The World I Knew” Music Video and Filmmaker Annotations – This interactive in-movie feature is a viewing mode with 12 different segments that allows consumers to watch behind-the-scenesfootage of the production process and hear stories from the filmmakers and conservationists who spent several years making the film.

Suggested list price is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'African Cats' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 4.

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
African Cats (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disc Announcements , Fox (all tags)