There’s an ongoing debate on Facebook’s Africa Geographic page regarding Richardson’s work. He provides an excellent, thoughtful response here:
What a delightful movie! Since Disney filmed these adventures with younger viewers in mind, we are spared from some of the harsher realities of an African cat’s life in the wild. What we get here is still realistic, but the softer side. This film’s scenes are beautiful, sweet, inspiring, uplifting, and even suspenseful. There were moments that had me on the edge of my seat!