The seventh theatrical release for Disneynature follows the stories of three animal families to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. Meet a doting panda bear mother guiding her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. There is the two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister. He joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. Finally, get to know a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—facing the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
This movie features stunning, never-before-seen imagery.
The film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Opening in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman, and Chuan.
“Born in China” is the seventh theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years. The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.