Prince William at the premiere of ‘African Cats’
A crowd of prowling fans came to see the new Disney nature film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, that follows the trials and tribulations of two big cat families, which is reflective of real drama s found in the wild.
As well as lions that protect their land, cheetahs coexist amongst them raising their cubs. As the world’s fastest land animal, they live in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve where this film was shot.
At the premiere, Prince William issued a passionate speech in his fight to raise awareness to stop poaching of Africa’s wildlife. Speaking for more protection and measures, the Prince emphasised the work of Tusk, a charity organisation that works to protect wildlife as well as educate and support the local community.
“Films like African Cats remind us of the dramatic beauty, and the harshness, of the natural world,” said Prince William.
Capturing the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna, the story is out in cinemas on April 27.
This is only one of Disney’s approaches to educating viewers about wildlife. Since being introduced in 1995, Worldwide Conservation Fund has awarded nearly $18 million towards conservation projects in 112 countries, ensuring the future of animals are well-protected in their habitat, and so they don’t teeter on the brink of extinction.
See the trailer below: