What's up, guys? Tigerfan45 here, and, I'm back again. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of wild animals, especially ones from Africa. So, today, I'm going to talk about two African Animal movies that I enjoy. I choose live action for now, and, later, I might do one on the animated ones. Enjoy!
Ok, I'm going to start with Whispers. I remember that I used to rent this one a lot back at my video store, and, I remember enjoying it every time. To start with, I like how the elephants in this movie weren't trained. They were actually filmed in the wild (Chobe National Park in Botswana, to be exact). Some people notice that, when the elephants talk, their lips aren't in sync. But, I don't mind that, because, sometimes, I feel like we're hearing what the elephants are thinking in their journey to find the great river. Whispers himself is cute, brave, and determined, which makes him a likable hero. I also remember that Groove got a good line here and there. I also liked the scene where Half-tusk tried to draw up water for her. This proves that even though Half-tusk and Groove bickered quite a lot, they still love each other as sisters. The voice acting is very good, particularly Debi Derryberry as Whispers and Angela Basset as Groove. So, all in all, I enjoy watching Whispers. I'd say that if you're looking around the video store for a fun, wild adventure, this is one to look at.
Pride is another lion-related movie I watched a lot when I was a kid, along with The Lion King. Speaking of which, this movie reminded me a lot of The Lion King. They both are coming of age stories about taking responsibility. In this case, it's Suki's responsibility to hunt for her pride. Suki, herself, is a very likable character, and, I liked her character arc. She at first thinks it's cruel to hunt, but, when her pride is struggling, she decides to hunt and help her family. I also thought her brother, Linus was very cool, he reminded me very much of Simba. I also like the fact that, just like with Whispers, the animals were actually filmed in the wild, instead of being trained. The only difference is that in this case, the filmmakers used CGI to make the animals' lips move when they talk. Once again, this movie has a great cast, with the best being Kate Winslet as Suki, Helen Mirren as her mother, Macheeba, and John Hurt as Harry, one of the wanderer males. Overall, I really love Pride. I will be sure to watch it many more times.
So, that's all I have for now. If you haven't seen any of these movies, I highly recommend that you do. See ya around!