The Last Lions is a 2011 African nature documentary film by National Geographic Society, videotaped and directed by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The film premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011 and was released in select theaters on February 18, 2011. The film follows in the tradition of other National Geographic big cat films, such as India: Land of the Tiger and Eye of the Leopard. The film documentary focuses on a lioness named Ma di Tau as she battles to protect her cubs against the daunting onslaught of enemies to ensure their survival. The underlying message of the film is on the low population of large cats in the world and whether or not Ma di Tau and her cubs are among the last lions. The film is narrated by Jeremy Irons, who voiced Scar in Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King. Irons also narrated Eye of the Leopard, a 2006 National Geographic film. Four years earlier, National Geographic released Super Pride, which was narrated by Lance Lewman. Disneynature released African Cats, a similar documentary film on April 22, 2011.