BBC-produced live-action family film, using footage of a pride of lions in East Africa accompanied by dialogue from actors including Sean Bean, Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet. The drama, which is enhanced by CGI animation, has its basis in factual wildlife research and observation.
Real animals are the stars of this ground-breaking, live-action family film, set against the visually stunning backdrop of East Africa. It combines breathtaking natural history footage, cutting-edge animation techniques, a high-profile voice cast, a skilfully judged script by Simon Nye and sophisticated animation techniques that allow the animals to talk to each other and tell the story themselves.
Accepting 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 that 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. .