Animals charm in Disneynature's documentary 'Born in China'

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Disneynature documentary, "Born in China," is now available for home viewing and offers plenty of behind-the-scenes extras.

The film takes us to China's far northeast and into the natural habitats of several animals: a snow leopard named Dawa, a golden-snub nosed monkey named Tao Tao, a giant panda named Ya Ya and all of their families.

"To see the intimacy of these creatures and how they react and how they think, you know, literally you see that they're sentient, you know, present beings who have emotional structures much like us," said the film's producer Roy Conli.

"Watch those interactions between the moms and their babies because that is the kind of footage that you won't see anywhere else," said Dr. Anne Savage, conservation director at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

"That is truly remarkable. And when you see that bond between a mom and their offspring, it just brings it right back home to all of us who want to care for their kids and care about their families."

A film like this is new terrain for Conli, whose previous producing credits include the Disney animated films, "Big Hero 6," "Tangled" and the upcoming short, "Olaf's Frozen Adventure."

"I've been able to do a lot of great animated films and this was the first time I did a nature film and I'm as proud of this film as anything I've done," said Conli.

Now, he's hooked. He's currently involved in "Dolphins," Disneynature's next movie.
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