Elsa's Legacy - The Born Free Story
Elsa the Lioness truly did leave a legacy. She proved to us
that Lions are not just eating machines as portrayed
in most TV nature programs, but individuals with a wide range of
qualities, capable of varied emotions, deep trust and lasting friendship.
Born Free was a book and then came a film that changed forever the way we
think about wildlife. This lovely and touching documentary shares with
us the story of the Adamsons' life with Elsa. Their diaries, home movies and
detailed records reveal an intimate look into their pioneering work and
unique relationship with lions and leaves us with a new appreciation for the
world of animals we never knew until Elsa and Born Free opened our eyes!
(NOTE: The UK title is:
Elsa: The Lioness that Changed
To Order a DVD - Elsa's Legacy PBS
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BORN FREE - (on DVD and Video)
The TRUE story of Elsa the Lioness, released in the wild but who
remained loyal to her human family.
Exceptional adaptation of the late Joy
Adamson's book about Elsa the lioness, who was raised by a Kenya, East
Africa game warden and his wife and then given her freedom. Like
the book which shares the same title, this movie shows us that wild animals
are individuals capable of trust, understanding and affection. This is a
timeless film, sincere and engrossing. Its message of respect, trust, love
and determination is as relevant today as ever. Oscars for Best
Original Score and Best Song and the movie was nominated for an additional
Academy Award. BORN FREE was also nominated for three Golden Globes
awards, "Best Picture-Drama", Best Actress for Virginia McKenna and
NOTE: This film can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel
and on most any online store selling DVD. Also you may
RENT this movie through Blockbuster AND Netflix.
Special Note about this movie:
The movie BORN FREE changed the life of the stars of this film, Bill
Travers and his wife Virginia McKenna. Their respect and love for lions and
other wild animals prompted them to become avid conservationists. Virginia
is still active helping animals. Bill Travers also produced and is featured
in, along with George Adamson, the film/movie THE LIONS ARE FREE
Read an actual excerpt from a
letter written Joy Adamson to a close
acquaintance where she mentions the huge success and popularity of the award
winning movie 'Born Free'.
Except from letter.
THE LIONS ARE FREE (DVD )
TRUE life sequel to the movie Born Free.
The Lions Are Free film tells the story of what happened to the
Lions (Boy, Girl, Ugas, Mara, Henerietta, Little Elsa and
others) who starred in the popular movie classic BORN FREE.
Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, whose filming of Born Free changed their
lives and attitude to wildlife forever, were concerned about the fate of the
lions who were used in the movie Born Free. In this film Bill
Travers travels back to a remote area in Kenya, East Africa and with the
help of his friend legendary conservationist George Adamson finds some of
the lions who starred in the movie BORN FREE. You will witness the
amazing and heartwarming encounter Bill Travers has with some of those lions
and he films George Adamson's struggles to return his man-made pride to a
free and natural life. A Remarkable and Inspiring Film!!!
An OUTSTANDING film brimming with affection and understanding for
Lions and for George Adamson. This is an amazing and touching film not to be
Summary: A camera team follows actor Bill
Travers, who portrayed George Adamson in the movie classic, BORN FREE, to
Kenya East Africa where he visits the lions from the movie, who were
released and now living wild, to see if after living wild, they will
A unique documentary which is an inspiration to all lovers of
Available on DVD and VHS!
To Order on DVD - Region 0 (Region Free - Plays on most DVD
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THE LIONS ARE FREE (VHS )
To Order on VHS in Europe
(PAL format) -
(For DVD, See Listing Above.)
CHRISTIAN The Lion at World's End
TRUE life documentary/drama movie about the
efforts of BORN FREE star Bill Travers and real-life wildlife expert George
Adamson to help a London born lion to have a free life in Africa.
The stars of the classic and Academy Award winning movie Born Free,
Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna became close friends with
conservationist George Adamson during the making of the movie Born
Free. Bill Travers returned to Kenya to make this wonderful film.
This is a TRUE story, filmed as it happened. A London born Lion
bought in a department store is flown to Africa to be introduced to a life
in the wild by conservationist George Adamson.
Whether you love Lions, Africa or just enjoy an amazing true story,
this is a movie which will entertain you and touch your heart.
(If you liked the book and/or movie BORN FREE you will LOVE this
true life story filmed in Kenya, East Africa.)
Available on DVD. NOTE:
The European version has a few 'EXTRA' interesting minutes.
**To Order on DVD - Region 0 (Region Free -
Plays on most DVD players.) -
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- Region Free
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CHRISTIAN the Lion at World's End - (VHS)
Entertaining and wonderful adventure/travelogue of what Africa was
like years ago featuring some enchanting elephants including Eleanor
(raised by conservationist/ author Daphne Sheldrick) and
Pole Pole(Major inspiration for the founding of
an animal welfare organization.). Also featured are
the stars of the movie BORN FREE, real life husband and wife Bill Travers
and Virginia McKenna and the man who lived with Lions, conservationist
George Adamson. Note: For those of
you familiar with Daphne Sheldrick's beloved elephant friend Eleanor,
Eleanor is a star in this movie. Another elephant star in the movie
PolePole was to have a huge impact on the lives of Bill Travers and Virginia
McKenna. Because of PolePole's sad death in a zoo, Bill and Virginia formed
an animal welfare group.
To Order this Video in the USA (NTSC format):
Rental: Blockbuster AND Netflix
may have this DVD to rent!
LORD OF THE LIONS: Adamson of Africa
Excellent documentary film about wildlife conservationist George Adamson.
This television film - 'Lord of the Lions' - was completed only months
before the poachers murdered the beloved conservationist George Adamson.
In this fascinating film George Adamson discusses his past, motivation and
life among the lions during an interview in the summer of 1989 in the Kora
National Reserve in Kenya, East Africa. Also included in this film is some
remarkable film footage of Elsa the Lioness.
Yorkshire Television Ltd.
A Castle Communications PLC Release - PAL
Format - 52 minutes
Film Producers: Sandy Gall and Dirk Fray
This Yorkshire Television Ltd. film was previously placed on
DVD Includes "Lord of the Lions"
Lord of the Lions is now available on DVD as part of a Lions Deluxe
The Lions Deluxe Box Set includes 4 wildlife films on the subject of
LIONS. Lions of Etosha is an award-winning film that focuses on
the many prides in Etosha National Park of Namibia. Lions and Hyenas: A
Balance of Power is a look of the often misunderstood relationship
between Africa's two most powerful predators. Lions of Gir
takes a look at the endangered Asiatic lion, and highlights the many
challenges that the few remaining Asiatic lions face in the wild. AND,
Lord of the Lions: Adamson of Africa is a wonderful film that
centers around George Adamson
(of Born Free fame), and his amazing personal relationship
with the lions that were the central part of his fascinating life.
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BORN TO BE FREE
After George Adamson was tragically murdered by Somalian poachers,
while bravely saving the life of a young tourist and his assistant, Gareth
Patterson rescued the three lion cubs for which George was caring for in
Kenya East Africa. Gareth, who worked with George just before his death,
shared a similar passion for the lion, having studied the fragile population
still surviving in the remote Tuli bushlands of Botswana. Gareth came to the
rescue. He translocated the lion cubs, Batian a male and females Furaha and
Rafiki, from Kora to the Tuli bushlands in Southern Africa.
This is a story of the subsequent rehabilitation, the tragedies, the
triumphs, and the controversy surrounding the actual translocation of the
The content of the film is extremely interesting. The music
is very poorly suited to this film and is distracting and detracts from the
film. Still it is a film of interest.
(Running time: 50 minutes)
'Video Clips' of George Adamson & his Lions.....
Video Clips - George and His Lions