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Real animals are the stars of this groundbreaking, live-action family film, set against the visually stunning backdrop of East Africa. By combining breathtaking natural history footage, cutting-edge animation techniques and a high-profile voice cast , Prideallows the animals to talk to each other and tell the story themselves. Accepting the traditions of family life can sometimes prove too much for a mischievous young lion cub like Suki. But on the whole, growing up in the Serengeti is good, and it seems nothing can disturb the harmony of her peaceful pride. Then tragedy strikes, and it tests her courage and exposes the laws and forces of nature in her struggle to survive.]]>
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Majestically photographed, this movie intertwines footage of real lions, elephants, hyenas, etc. with sequences using domesticated animal "stand-ins" who can follow human direction. The amazing scenes of wild animals going about their business were recorded by the use of an ingenious "mini" camera on wheels which was operated by remote control. Two mini-cameras were used, one disguised as a rock and one hidden under a pile of artificial elephant dung.
In the fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette included in this DVD, you see the wild animals pawing and sniffing the moving rock/camera and dung/camera when first introduced. After awhile the animals' curiousity wears off and they relax and accept the camouflaged cameras as part of the natural landscape. The activities captured on film by the mini-cameras are so undisturbed and intimate that they feel voyeuristic. The viewer is drawn into the animals' consciousness.
The lions' nuanced voices are provided by a who's who of the British cinema which includes Dame Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, and other notable thespians. The dialogue spoken by the lions is by turns dramatic or suprisingly witty depending upon the situation. The action sequences are skillfully staged and quite suspenseful. They get your adrenaline flowing.
"Pride" is an unusual and satisfying production by the ever reliable BBC. It is appropriate for viewing by older children and adults. Well done!
Pride is quite entertaining and because all the footage is from previous nature documentaries it adds a funny twist to the movie because the action is real. There are few CGI smiles and CGI was used to make the mouths look like they talked, but other than that Pride is like a nature documentary with commentary by the lions themselves!!!
I was highly entertained by this movie. Plus, Sean Bean has such a wonderful voice. He absolutely made the movie for me!
Now I have that off my chest, let's get down to details. 'Pride' is a DOCUMENTARY film about two lion cubs, Linus and Suki, who are growing up on the Masai Mara in Kenya. They have to contend many dangers, such as buffalo, crocodiles, hyenas and worst of all, the 'wanderers,' a rival pride of lions. The characters are hillarious, and the villians are nice 'n nasty! A great way to step into the world of lions.
(I think the best part, the funniest part, is the two little cubs!)
It is a movie that I would recomend to a friend.
If you buy it DON'T hesitate to watch it!
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Wonderfully funny writing and special effects accompany BBC documentary footage about lions in this delightful family film.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
love this movie! The lions are cute, smart - sometimes - and sassy! love their mother's words...great movie for kids!!Published on April 28, 2014 by sarajane
I had heard about this movie via a website. The trailer looked wonderful but I couldn't find it at any of our local video stores, so I ordered it. I'm so happy I did. Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by curlymommyof2
The item did not specify what region it was, I ended up buying it but can't watch it due to the lack of DVD/computer devices to play it on(to change the region on) I'm sure this... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Pen Name
This movie demonstrates the life of animals in the wild.
(I think the best part,the funniest part, is the cubs!)
I would recomend this to a friend. Read more
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