In recognition of Earth Month, Disney+ announced the Disneynature film Elephant, narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, will premiere on Apr. 3. Previously, they also announced Dolphin Reef narrated by Natalie Portman. Also, following its theatrical release last year, Penguins will also make its Disney+ debut on Apr. 3.
The Earth Month collection on Disney+ will also contain additional Disneynature titles premiering on Apr. 3 as well, including In the Footsteps of Elephant, A Life on the Edge and Diving with Dolphins which give viewers behind-the-scenes access into the unique film making process of all three films. These titles join a collection of animal and nature titles from from National Geographic and Disneynature that will be highlighted throughout the month.
According to the film’s description, “Directed by Mark Linfield, co-directed by Vanessa Berlowitz and Alastair Fothergill, and produced by Mark Linfield, Vanessa Berlowitz and Roy Conli, Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert. Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestor’s footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise.”
In recognition of Elephant, Disneynature and the Disney Conservation Fund are supporting Elephants Without Borders, an organization working in Botswana to ensure people and elephants thrive.
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