African Cats


Action / Adventure / Documentary

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 73%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 6141


Uploaded By: OTTO
October 13, 2011 at 10:19 AM


Samuel L. Jackson as Narrator
Patrick Stewart as Narrator
751.06 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 9 / 50

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MR_Heraclius 10 / 10

A great look at one of the wildest places on earth.

Beautiful, stunning, mesmerizing, and plain awesome, African Cats is a wonderful film that will blow people away.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 9 / 10

They Forgot the Leopard.

African Cats (2011): Dir: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey / Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson: Breathtaking scenes of Africa and the survival of several species including two families of cats. One problem seems to be with the title in that there doesn't seem to be any footage of the other African cat, the leopard. It rounds off the three big cat species normally studied in Africa but it is never so much as mentioned in this documentary. Nonetheless, that doesn't prevent this film from being entertaining and adventurous in its own right. We have a pride of lions led by Fang whose tooth is hanging from a previous battle. We are given the sense that his time as leader is nearing an end. On the other side of the crocodile infested river are four male lions bent on taking over. They are led by Kali and he and his sons failed one potential takeover thanks to the lionesses but they will return in greater numbers. Layla is an aged lioness who was injured when kicked by a zebra. She hopes that her sister will adopt her cub Mara so that she may die in peace. Sita is a cheetah mother with five cubs although during one scary night hyenas make off with two of them. She must raise her three remaining cubs as well as fend off male cheetahs as well as their worst enemy, lions. Again, no sign or mention of leopards and that is an alarming case given the subject matter. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey with Samuel L. Jackson providing the narration, the film is entertaining with plenty of suspense as two different species of female cats struggle to raise their cubs in the harsh reality of the African plains. Score: 9 / 10

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

compelling animal stories

Disney is going the docudrama route. Layla is the oldest lioness raising her cub Mara with Fang the leader of the River Pride. They are protected by the crocodile infested river from the pride to the north ruled by Kali and his four sons. Also Sita the cheetah is raising her five small cubs.

Samuel L. Jackson is narrating the American version. Quite frankly, he's trying too hard to dramatize what is already very dramatic. The footage and the writing is plenty good enough. I miss the British voice narration which usually gives these nature documentaries the needed gravitas. The score is another problem. It's again overly dramatic. It keeps overshadowing what are very compelling animal stories.

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