'Elephant': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Disney+ documentary

Disney Plus will take you through the journey of Shani and her family of African elephants as they make their migratory journey through the Kalahari Desert


                            'Elephant': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Disney+ documentary
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In its new feature film 'Elephant', Disney+ will take you through the journey of Shani and her family of African elephants who still make long migrations. Shani's son Jomo is ready for his first migration while Shani's sister Gaia currently holds the responsibility as herd matriarch. Shani is next in line.

Release date

The feature film 'Elephant' will premiere on April 3, 2020.

Plot

Disney Plus's official synopsis reads: "A family of African elephants make the epic journey of their ancestors. Disneynature's 'Elephant' follows Shani, an African elephant with her son Jomo, as their herd makes their way across the Kalahari Desert, from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi river."

Led by a current matriarch Gaia, Shani's sister, we see the herd face challenges along the away just like their ancestors, as they complete their mission to reach their destination during this migration.

Cast

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

The feature film is narrated by Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex. Markle had met the filmmakers in Botswana in 2016, CNN reported, and had watched the footage they had. Markle recorded the voice-over last year and has been an advocate for Elephants Without Borders along with husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Markle, 38, became well-known for her role as Rachel Zane in the series 'Suits' and retired from the industry in 2017 after her engagement to Prince Harry.

Creators

Bill Wallauer and Mark Linfield in 'Chimpanzee' (IMDb)

Mark Linfield, known for his work on 'Chimpanzee' (2012) and 'Monkey Kingdom' (2015), is steering the feature film 'Elephant' with co-directors Vanessa Berlowitz and Alastair Fothergill. Linfield is a British writer, producer and director of nature documentaries. He is known for his works as a producer of two episodes on 'Planet Earth' (2006) and as a writer and co-director on the feature film 'Earth' (2007).

Trailer

You can check out the trailer here.



 

News

'Elephant' will premiere on Disney+ along with another Disneynature documentary, 'Dolphin Reef', that is narrated by Natalie Portman.

Where to watch

Catch 'Elephant' on April 3, 2020, on Disney+.

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