Film Saves Over 50k Acres of African Savanna

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The official numbers are in: Opening weekend, Disneynature’s African Cats raised enough funds to save over 50,000 acres of precious African savanna.

A portion of the proceeds from the opening-week ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of wildlife in Kenya’s Amboseli WIldlife Cooridor.  A little over a week prior to opening weekend, we reported advance ticket sales of $1.7 million. We shared the elation of those dollars equaling 9,500 acres of homeland for a multitude of big cats. Imagine the excitement now that those numbers are more than 5x that amount! That’s more than twice the size of Manhattan!

“We’re so proud that audiences nationwide have embraced the film and the ‘See African Cats, Save the Savanna’ initiative,” said Alan Bergman, president of  Walt Disney Studios. “The conservation efforts Disneynature has supported so far span the globe—from planting trees in Brazil, to preserving coral reef in The Bahamas and now protecting this essential passage in Kenya—they’ve become an extraordinary part of our films and audiences have played a key role in helping our planet.”

Thank you to those who enjoyed the movie during opening weekend and participated in the “See African Cats, Save the Savanna” program. You can still participate in helping  save even more of the African savanna. Disneynature has committed to saving an additional 15,000 acres through the sale of artwork and jewelry inspired by the film, and through the sale of Jordin Sparks’ new single “The World I Knew.” Click here to learn more about the program and the many ways you can help.

5 thoughts on “Film Saves Over 50k Acres of African Savanna”

  1. Saw this last week, really good movie. There’s actually a “plot” not just a bunch of clips of cats.

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