To celebrate Earth Day, Disney has announced that Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will narrate the next Disneynature film “Dolphin Reef”, which will release on Disney+ on Nov. 12.
“Disneynature takes audiences to spectacular and remote places to share remarkable wildlife stories captured by our award-winning film crews,” said Paul Baribault, vice president of Disneynature. “For ‘Penguins’, which is in theaters now, moviegoers get to explore the vast and unforgiving Antarctic environment through the eyes of an Adélie penguin. ‘Dolphin Reef’ takes us to a thriving coral reef – one of the most fascinating and dynamic habitats on Earth – to see the incredible creatures who consider reefs their home.”
The film will follow the adventures of Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and accept new responsibilities. Dolphin society can be tough to navigate, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on each and every inhabitant to keep it healthy. Keith Scholey, who directed Disneynature’s “Bears,” will direct this new film.
“For more than a decade, Disneynature has amazed and inspired the world through its acclaimed ‘True Life Adventure films,’” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of Content for Disney+. “We’re thrilled to give Disneynature’s unique stories a new home in our growing collection of original content.”
“Dolphin Reef” will join a slew of other original nonfiction films and shows, including “Be Our Chef”, “Ink & Paint”, “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2”, “Magic of Animal Kingdom”, the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series, and more. Disneynature’s “Penguins” will be available on Disney+ in 2020.
To learn more about Disney+, head to DisneyPlus.com, or purchase it on its launch day, Nov. 12, 2019.