Lush, expensive, beautifully filmed and narrated by Samuel L Jackson, Disney’s third foray into the realm of real-world nature documentary (Oceans and Earth were the previous films) goes this time to Kenya to tell the story of two cat families on the Masai Mara. An invading trio of younger males threatens the first, a pride of lions watched over by the aging Fang. The other, a cheetah named Sita and her new-born cubs, must face whatever the Mara throws at it, alone. The stories play out against the backdrop of a mesmerising Mara, one of the world’s great untamed wildernesses. There is astonishing footage of the annual migrations, cheetah and lion kills, a run-in with a crocodile and, above all, extraordinarily original imagery of the Eastern plains, no easy task in the competitive world of Attenborough-led biopics. With its clear, intimate storylines Cats will captivate children, and others will be drawn in by the sheer opulence of the big screen spectacle. Undoubtedly a big budget film and worth every cent.