Disney+ to explore the Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Staff Reporter | On 14, Aug 2020
Disney+ will explore the Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in a new documentary series from National Geographic.
Called Magic Of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the series gives viewers an all-access pass to explore the magic of nature within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Narrated by Josh Gad (Frozen, Frozen II), the eight-episode docuseries is a tribute to the parks’ array of more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals and the tasks their animal care experts undertake to keep things running day and night.
Since Walt Disney first introduced the world to Mickey Mouse in 1928, animals have been at the heart of Disney storytelling. This new show aims to give viewers a peek behind the curtain of the most-visited theme parks in the world to explore Earth’s iconic animal kingdoms with Disney’s dedicated and highly skilled animal care experts and veterinary teams as guides.
That will include Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, Harambe Wilflife Reserves, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Discovery Island, Tiger Temple and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.
Filmed across five months, the series incorporates cutting-edge technology, including custom-built GoPro enclosures, 18-foot cranes and underwater camera systems.
“Whether you have visited our parks hundreds of times, or you are being introduced for the first time, viewers will get an unparalleled, all-new experience as they meet some of the most intriguing animals in our care,” says Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks.
The series will premiere on 25th September on Disney+.