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Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard--an elusive animal rarely caught on camera--faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring 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.


Xun Zhou
as Narrator

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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (13)

John Krasinski narrates, and though he doesn't achieve that mix of gravitas and cheeky wit [of] Sir David Attenborough ... his vocal stylings are perfectly homey and serviceable for the task of guiding us through the lives of these special animals.

April 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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The film doesn't offer anything new, and doesn't stop pushing 'Family' until even the cutest animal seems to be lecturing you to listen to your parents.

April 21, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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"Born In China" consistently delivers an amazing eyeful.

April 21, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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On the whole, it's fine for what it is ...

April 21, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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"Born in China" won't teach you everything there is to know about pandas, snow leopards or snub-nosed monkeys, and its storylines feel manipulated by the Disney machine. But darned if it doesn't make you say "aww."

April 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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While the footage is breathtaking, these animal tales get wobblier every year at walking the line between educational fun and hard-to-swallow stories of animals acting out human narratives.

April 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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Born in China is the best Disneynature release since their first film Earth. It is a departure from the one species centered films they have been releasing the last couple of years. Instead, Born in China uses remarkably intimate cinematography and footage to capture the lives of several species living the in the beautifully natural outskirts of China. The four main storylines are all alternately adorable (pandas!) and sometimes tragic and heart-wrenching. Disney weaves its magic in the tales of the families and the film never devolves into overly sentimental and manipulative, which couldn't necessarily be said about Chimpanzee and Bears. Disney also does a good job showing the true Circle of Life consequences, especially during the snow leopard chunk of the story which is also the most emotional. Born in China could have done with a few more facts on the issues of endangerment the creatures face and the idea of global warming, but it isn't a huge deal when the film is this engaging, emotional and beautifully photographed. It is a nice, pleasant Earth Day release that is mercifully brief. Rating: 86

Bradley J
Bradley J

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Once again, here's another nature theatrical film. Either you love them or hate them, they would still be around regardless of what we might be thinking but Disney might be around making Born in China look just like a direct-to-video copy of the beauties of nature disc and that's like saying way too much here.

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