This year for Earth Day, DisneyNature is bringing its latest masterpiece to Disney+ around the world, this time focusing on one of the most amazing hunters on the planet, the Tiger.

The movie follows the story of Ambar, a young tigress raising her cubs in the fabled forests of India. Curious, rambunctious and at times a bit clumsy, the cubs have a lot to learn from their savvy mother, who will do all she can to keep them safe from pythons, bears and marauding male tigers. It does sometimes feel like the creators watched “The Jungle Book” and thought they might be onto something!

We get to see the young cubs grow from cute little fluff balls to fully grown adults. Along the way, we see how Amber must learn to protect her family from the big new male Tiger, while also showing them how to hunt and how to hide.

I’ve never been a big fan of the DisneyNature films because I find the commentary too childish and distracting, but Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s voice is very soothing and calm, without feeling like she’s ready to be a child. It’s still aimed at a younger audience, but it’s a vast improvement over the previous DisneyNature movies. 

The team behind the movie spent five years filming Tigers in India, and honestly, this movie has some of the most beautiful shots of Tigers in the wild that I’ve ever seen. It just looks stunning and really showcases how special Tigers are.  This film will no doubt make many people fall even more in love with these amazing creatures.

To accompany the release of Tigers, a companion film called Tigers On The Rise offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a discussion about how humans and Tigers coexist. I’d certainly recommend it (check out my review here), but more importantly, it is a stark contrast to this movie, which features no humans at all.

The classic Disney saying about the circle of life really does feel appropriate for the story of these Tigers, as it does a full sweep of a Tiger’s life. However, it does feel a little “Disneyfied” since many of the real issues for the tigers aren’t shown, like they are in the companion film, which makes this film more suitable for younger audiences, who are the target audience (though I think many of us older viewers will also like it!)

Overall: “Tigers” is a charming and beautiful documentary that I really enjoyed watching. If you have liked the previous DisneyNature films, I’m sure you’re going to love this one too and if you are a lover of Tigers, you can’t go too wrong with it. It’s got some stunning footage of Tigers, a nice easy story to follow, and overall, this is my favourite DisneyNature film so far.

Rating: 4 Out Of 5

“Tiger” is out now on Disney+

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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