Disney has announced that the National Geographic documentary, “Gorongosa: Paradise Reborn” is coming to Disney+ in the United States on Friday 16th September 2022.
Gorongosa National Park was once known as Africa’s Eden before years of war tore the park apart and slaughtered many of its natural inhabitants, “Gorongosa: Paradise Reborn” explores the harrowing and heartbreaking story of this lush African paradise. Now one of the greatest wildlife restoration efforts in human history, Bryant Barnett reveals the park’s current renewal through the eyes of a female elephant, Mwana Nzo – a survivor of the park’s brutal past.
Voiceover artist Bryant Barnett shared some thoughts on working on this special earlier this year:
“Lisa wrote and produced this amazing piece,” said Barnett. “And even though we were unable to meet face to face this go-round because of COVID precautions, working with her remotely was amazing. There was just this magic that happened during our sessions, this friendly synergy between the whole team. The first session started with us just doing small talk, getting to know each other. And even though I know my voice doesn’t sound the same when I’m having a regular conversation, they didn’t know that. My normal speaking voice is nothing like big ‘Radio Man in the Sky’ at all. So, when it came time for us to record, and everyone was quiet, I leaned into the mic – and my voice suddenly boomed and transformed into my Narrator voice! It must have surprised them because Lisa came through the headphones later and I could hear her smiling: ‘Wow! You have an awesome voice!’ And that was so gratifying to hear from her.”
This documentary was originally broadcast on the National Geographic channel back in April 2022 for Earth Day, but has taken a few months to move over to Disney+.