What You Need To Know:
AFRICAN CATS has an enjoyable, exciting narrative that keeps viewers captivated. There are some lulls, that may cause young children to fidget in their seats. Also, the dangers the lion and cheetah cubs face may be upsetting. Even so, the cubs in AFRICAN CATS are absolutely adorable.
(B, VV, M) Light moral worldview with little objectionable content about lion and cheetah cubs surviving various dangers in a park reserve in Kenya; no foul language; some intense fighting between lions, capturing and eating other animals, lions and cheetahs chase down other animals to eat them, older animals go off to die, and surviving scary attacks by other big cats, hyenas and alligators; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking; and, some anthropomorphism of animals, predators try to deceive their prey, and very young children may be scared for the baby lion and cheetah cubs.
AFRICAN CATS is a wildlife documentary about a lioness, a cheetah and their cubs.
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the movie opens in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve along the Great Rife Valley, on the border with Tanzania. South of the Mara River lives the River Pride, a pride of lions headed by an aging male lion, Fang. Layla, the pride’s lead hunter tries to protect her cub Mara, but she’s been injured. Meanwhile, north of the river, a female cheetah named Sita tries to raise three male cubs.
Both the River Pride and Sita’s growing family must avoid a second group of lions – a powerful father named Kali and his four sons. Kali and his sons are itching to take over the River Pride, and they keep testing Fang’s defenses. Sooner or later, the inevitable takeover will come, but can Mara survive the change in leadership? And, can Sita keep out of the way long enough to raise her own cubs to maturity? And what about the pack of hyenas roaming the area that would love to get their chops on the lion and cheetah cubs?
AFRICAN CATS has an enjoyable, exciting narrative that keeps viewers captivated. There are some lulls, however, that may cause really young children to fidget in their seats. They may also be upset by the dangers that the lion and cheetah cubs face. Of course, as with most babies, the cubs in AFRICAN CATS are absolutely adorable.