Disney has announced some details on its upcoming Earth Day Celebrations, including its plans for Disney+ in April, which includes a new documentary and some classic documentaries.
Disney is committed to taking meaningful action to support a healthier planet for future generations. By reducing its environmental footprint, investing in animal care and conservation, and telling stories that inspire action, we are continuing our longstanding work to ensure that people, plants, and animals have a healthy place to call home. These collective efforts are known as Disney Planet Possible—tangible actions they’re taking that put possibility into practice and inspire optimism for a brighter, more sustainable future for us all.
The main new original documentary series to be released this Earth Day is “Secrets Of The Elephants”, which is a four-part series premiering Friday, April 21, on National Geographic. All episodes stream Saturday, April 22nd, on Disney+ and Hulu.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large James Cameron, the series travels the world—from the savannas of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia—to discover the strategic thinking, complex emotions and sophisticated language of elephants, shaping a unique and dynamic culture. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman and featuring renowned National Geographic Explorer and elephant expert Dr. Paula Kahumbu, the four-part series not only reveals the extraordinary lives of different families of elephants but also highlights how similar they are to us.
Disney has also announced that it will be updating the Disney+ “Earth Month” Collection. The company believes that building a healthier future starts with imagining what’s possible—and storytelling has the power to make a world of difference.
Throughout the month, Disney+ will highlight its vast catalog of conservation and nature-themed content through its “Earth Month” collection, which is available to enjoy on the service all year round. As the streaming home of National Geographic and Disneynature, Disney+ inspires audiences to celebrate the beauty of the world around them and take actionable steps in their communities to ensure a brighter future for us all. In addition to “Secrets of the Elephants”, the “Earth Month” collection will add new titles this year, including: “Born in Africa”, “Botswana”, “India’s Lost Worlds”, “Path of the Panther”, “Secret Life of Predators”, “Super/Natural”, and “Wild Japan Snow Monkeys”.
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