According to the duo, 'ourHOME' will bring compelling stories to the forefront, including highlighting efforts being undertaken as part of Disney Planet Possible, our commitment to taking meaningful and measurable action to support a healthier planet for people and wildlife.

A new digital series will be released spotlighting three Disney Planet Possible stories, with National Geographic talent visiting Walt Disney World Resort to see the work firsthand, the duo says.

Disney+ says that it will mark the occasion with the launch of an 'ourHOME' content collection, featuring some of the very best storytellers and content creators celebrating the planet, including:

  • the critically acclaimed series Queens
  • A Real Bug's Life
  • Incredible Animal Journeys, and
  • the full library of Disneynature films.

Additionally, on Earth Day (22 April), the latest installment of Nat Geo's Emmy® Award-winning Secrets Of… franchise, Secrets of the Octopus, narrated by Paul Rudd, will premiere on Disney+ and National Geographic Wild. The full series will broadcast from 18:00 (DSTV 182, StarSat 221).

Streaming on Disney+, Disneynature's all-new feature film Tiger, narrated by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, will journey alongside a young tigress raising her rambunctious cubs in the fabled forests of India, also from Earth Day.

A dedicated 'ourHOME' television spot, featuring the voice of Morgan Freeman, will air throughout the month across the Disney owned television stations, on social media feeds and selected digital platforms across South Africa, says the duo.

Additionally, the 'ourHOME' Digital Series will be available on Nat Geo Africa's digital feeds, highlighting Disney Planet Possible stories with:

  • Alex Honnold (Free Solo) visiting Walt Disney World to learn more about how the company's solar arrays not only provide renewable electricity but also provide habitat for bees and other pollinators
  • Mariana Van Zeller (award-winning journalist) visiting Walt Disney World to learn more about the recycling efforts at the parks, specifically related to the glass pulverising initiative, and
  • Dr Vernard Hodges and Dr Terrence Ferguson (The Critter Fixers) visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World to learn about wildlife care and conservation success stories at the park (along with some cute baby animals).

"National Geographic is one of the most beloved and trusted global brands, with a combined social media following of more than 750 million people. We harness this reach to remind people that the world is an amazing and miraculous place, filled with beauty, awe and wonder," says Courteney Monroe, president at National Geographic. "This Earth Month, we hope, by sharing this passion, that we can also inspire others to protect, restore and celebrate our home." 

"Disney is committed to putting possibility into practice and inspiring optimism for a brighter, cleaner and more environmentally sustainable future," says Yalmaz Siddiqui, vice president of environmental sustainability, The Walt Disney Company.

"We hope the 'ourHOME' campaign with Nat Geo helps bring greater awareness of the beauty and majesty of our planet to audiences everywhere," concludes Siddiqui. 

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