Disney+ has announced that Arrow Media's Magic Of Disney's Animal Kingdom will premiere on 25 September. Narrated by Josh Gad, Arrow Media secured unprecedented access to Disney's leading animal parks for this eight-episode docu-series.
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom gives viewers an all-access pass to explore the magic of nature within Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Narrated by the award-winning Josh Gad (Frozen, Frozen II), the eight-episode docu-series is the ultimate tribute to the parks' magnificent array of more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals and the herculean tasks their animal care experts undertake to keep things running day and night.
"'Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom captures the spirit of these two world-famous parks and its animals and ushers that feeling directly into viewers' living rooms," says narrator Josh Gad. "Each episode, we get to know these animals intimately and are immersed in the magic of Disney, and it's been a joy giving voice to this ultimate adventure."
"Whether you have visited our parks hundreds of times, or you are being introduced for the first time through Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom, 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. "I'm extremely proud of the work our team does to accomplish and deliver on Disney's commitment to best-in-class animal care and conservation as we aim to live in harmony with nature and protect the wondrous wildlife on our planet."
Filmed across five months, the series incorporates cutting-edge technology, including custom-built GoPro enclosures, 18-foot cranes and underwater camera systems, to highlight the magic found in every crevice of the kingdom. Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom dives into the details of each park, unveiling the multifaceted aspects of animal care, operations and Imagineering. Viewers get up close to veterinarians working in one of the world's most advanced animal health facilities as they solve a menagerie of medical mysteries and revolutionize the care they give to their animals.
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom from National Geographic is produced by Arrow Media. For National Geographic, Ashley Hoppin is executive producer. For Arrow Media, Tom Brisley, Ash Potterton and Rick Dowlearn.