Take a look at the movies and shows families can enjoy to celebrate our planet throughout Earth Month on Disney’s streaming services and TV networks:
Every day is an adventure for this polar bear mom and her cubs. Narrated by two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keeneer, Disneynature’s “Polar Bear” tells the story of a new mother, whose memories of her own youth prepare her to navigate motherhood in the increasingly difficult world to which polar bears face today. Stream “Polar Bear” on Disney+ starting on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.
In honor of the film, Disneynature and the Disney Conservation Fund are supporting Polar Bears International’s efforts to help protect polar bear mothers, their cubs and their arctic habitat. Learn more about Disney’s work with Polar Bears International.
Explorer: The Last Tepui
National Geographic’s Disney+ Earth Day special “Explorer: The Last Tepui” follows elite mountaineer Alex Honnold and a world-class climbing team led by National Geographic Explorer and mountaineer Mark Synnott in a grueling mission deep in the Amazon jungle as they attempt a first ascent of a steep 1,000ft cliff. Their goal is to deliver legendary National Geographic biologist and explorer Bruce Means to the top of a massive “island in the sky” known as a tepui to search for undiscovered species. On this Earth Day, discover why the tepuis – like the Galapagos – are a treasure trove of biodiversity that deserves to be protected. “Explorer: The Last Tepui” premieres April 22 only on Disney+.
The Biggest Little Farm: The Return
This National Geographic Disney+ Earth Day special is based on the award-winning 2018 documentary that tells the story of John and Molly Chester, who abandon their city life in Los Angeles to live on a barren farm and grow delicious food in harmony. with nature in Ventura County. “The Biggest Little Farm: The Return” follows the farmers’ tireless 10-year journey as they turn the land into a magical farm and document the process. This Earth Day, learn how farmers are using nature’s interconnectedness to support healthy soils, maximize biodiversity, and regeneratively grow the most nutrient-dense foods possible. Stream it only on Disney+ when it premieres on Earth Day.
The secrets of the whales
Dive deep into the epicenter of whale culture, where you’ll learn that whales are far more complex and similar to humans than we ever imagined. From filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, “Secrets of the Whales” invites viewers to discover the extraordinary communication skills and complex social structures of five different whale species. Emmy-winning series unveils new science and technology to shine a light on whales as they form lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage and traditions to their young, and mourn deeply the loss of loved ones . All four episodes of “Secrets of the Whales” will air on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD for the first time on Earth Day starting at 7 p.m. ET.
Branching Out: A Nat Geo Earth Day Adventure
This Earth Day special from National Geographic and ABC Localish follows ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee, her city-loving husband Ben Aaron, and their two children on an eco-friendly road trip to incredible natural destinations across America. From treetops to beaches, this family discovers new ways to explore and restore our planet with National Geographic Explorers along the journey. Stream the special on National Geographic’s YouTube channel and local ABC network starting April 18, and watch it on local ABC TV channels, ABC.com and Hulu Live during Earth Week .
Disney Animals: In the House of Entertainment
Disney Animals: In the Funhouse shorts take kids and families on a wild ride across the world to explore Disney Animals in their habitats. In April, two new shorts will premiere on Disney Junior YouTube and DisneyNOW. The episode “Trees” aired on Tuesday, April 5, and the episode “Farm” will air on Tuesday, April 26. Additionally, the Disney Animals shorts will stream live worldwide from Monday, April 18 through Saturday, April 30 on Disney. YouTube Junior.
Big City Greens
In a new episode of Big City Greens, Tilly and Bill embark on an epic journey to recycle a fluorescent light bulb at an e-waste center. This special Earth Day episode will air on Disney Channel and Disney XD throughout April and is also available on demand on DisneyNOW and Disney+.
LEGO Marvel Avengers: The Climate Enigma
In this LEGO Marvel Avengers series, when Tony Stark’s new weather machine is stolen by villains at AIM, it’s up to Black Widow and Hawkeye to retrieve it, taking them on a high-speed chase through New York. Families can watch all four episodes of “LEGO Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum” on Disney XD.
And there’s more where that came from – Disney+, Hulu, and DisneyNOW are home to a wide range of movies, series, and specials for nature lovers. Themed programming can be found in Disney+’s Earth Month Collection, Hulu’s Earth Day Collection, and DisneyNOW’s Planet Possible Collection.
Get inspired to imagine what’s possible for our planet’s future this Earth Month with these awesome stories from around the world, and let us know your favorites in the comments!