BORN TO BE WILD
Rated G. In theaters 4/08. Ok for kids 7+. www.imax.com/borntobewild
This 3D documentary follows the story of orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who rescue and raise them, then return them back to the wild. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this film is not only inspiring, but also takes us into some gorgeous places across the globe. We journey into lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick.
HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL
Rated PG for some mild rude humor, language and action. In theaters 4/29. Ok for kids 7+. www.hoodwinkedtoomovie.com/
This sequel to the popular 2005 movie finds teen Red Riding Hood (voiced by Hayden Panettiere) training in a distant land with a covert group called the Sister Hoods. Red and the Wolf (Patrick Warburton) are called upon by Nick Flippers (David Ogden Stiers), head of the Happily Ever After Agency, to investigate the disappearance of Hansel (Bill Hader) and Grendel (Amy Poehler). Other voices include Glenn Close (Granny), Martin Short (Kirk the Woodsman), Joan Cusack (Verushka the Witch) and Brad Garrett (Giant). I loved the first ‘Hoodwinked’ and this one looks to deliver the laughs, as well.
Rated G. In theaters 4/22. Ok for kids 7+.
DisneyNature continues its trend of releasing lovely Earth Day movies with ‘African Cats,’ a real-life tale of love, humor and determination. 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 mom to five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. It’s directed by Alastair Fothergill, who also helmed DisneyNature’s ‘Earth’ and ‘Deep Blue.’