Are you gearing up to see Disneynature Born in China? Read Producer Roy Conli's thoughts on the lessons for kids within the film!
Disneynature Born in China releases TODAY! This stunning film was created by producer Roy Conli (of Tangled and Big Hero 6), director Lu Chuan, and a team of extremely talented cinematographers…..and pays homage to the animals of China's wild lands. It follows the lives of three animal families ( panda bears, golden monkeys, and snow leopards) and teaches its audience some universal lessons about life, love, and sibling rivalry.
Disneynature was launched in 2008, and has been creating engaging wildlife stories ever since. This year's release? Disneynature Born in China. I was lucky enough to sit down with producer Roy Conli last month and to get his take on the film and it's amazing animal cast.
“The wonderful thing about this film…..I don't find that much difference between the animal world and our world. I think it's wonderful if not only kids but parents walk away and understand that a familial structure is an important thing. That even a MONKEY can get jealous of his baby sister. That mother can be worried about the fact that their child is eventually going off into the world. And that survival is tough.” – Roy Conli
Roy Conli…..like many of our own children grew up in the suburbs. In fact, his introduction to nature? The live Disney films of the late 1970s. He shared his love for Disney's early nature films, and what an honor it was to make his very first nature documentary.
“It was MY introduction to nature. It was my introduction to the wild. I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. That legacy is so important to me.”-Roy Conli
I can say wholeheartedly that Roy Conli (and the entire Disneynature Born in China team) did an amazing job carrying on the Disneynature legacy. Born in China is a must see (for more info about our thoughts on the movie check out our Disneynature Born in China Review).