What are you doing this weekend? Nothing fun to do? Here’s a list of top 3 documentaries to watch this weekend with your kids for a fun family time. Since we have watched all three of them many times over they are definitely worth a watch, our kids really enjoyed. They also helped spark interesting discussions with the kids about life around them and the amazing animals in the world.
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Happy Weekend everyone =)
So in no specific order here’s our top 3 wildlife documentaries for kids for the weekend.
1. African Cats
Release Date: April 22, 2011
An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor, and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit, and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.
2. March of the Penguins
Release Date: July 22, 2005
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins for penguins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey—a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters.
They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this Oscar-winning documentary was surprisingly a box-office hit, actually outgrossing that same year’s “Best Picture” nominees.
3. Wings of Life
Release Date: April 16, 2013
From Disneynature, the studio that brought you “Earth”, “Oceans”, “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”, comes “Wings of Life” – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.
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