Born in China
|Born in China|
North America release poster
|Directed by||Lu Chuan|
|Produced by||Roy Conli|
|Screenplay by||David Fowler|
|Narrated by||John Krasinski (American release)|
Zhou Xun (Chinese release)
|Music by||Barnaby Taylor|
|Edited by||Matthew Meech|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
Shanghai Media Group (China)
|Box office||$25.1 million|
Born in China (我們誕生在中國) is a 2016 nature documentary film directed by Lu Chuan. A co-production between Disneynature and Shanghai Media Group, the film was released in China on August 12, 2016 and in the United States on April 21, 2017, one day before Earth Day. The film focuses on a snow leopard named Dawa and her cubs, a young golden snub-nosed monkey named Tao Tao, a female giant panda named Ya Ya along with her daughter Mei Mei, and a herd of chiru. The American release of the film is narrated by John Krasinski and the Chinese release is narrated by Zhou Xun.
In the United States and Canada, Born in China opened alongside The Promise, Unforgettable, Free Fire and Phoenix Forgotten, and was projected to gross around $5 million from 1,508 theaters in its opening weekend. It ended up debuting to $4.7 million, finishing 6th at the box office.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 83% based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10. The site's consensus reads, "Disneynature Born In China delivers more of the breathtaking footage the series is known for — and more than enough cuddly anthropomorphic action to keep the kids entertained." On Metacritic the film has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale.
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