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Disney+ to launch three new movies on Apr 22 in commemoration of Earth Day

Take a trip to the rainforest, farms and the icy cold.

Kassandra Kasman

Waiting for a Winnie-the-Pooh and Vampire Diaries crossover.

Published: 21 March 2022, 1:10 PM

In the spirit of Earth Day, Disney+ will launch three new nature-themed movies and specials. Polar Bear, Explorer: The Last Tepui and The Biggest Little Farm: The Return will premiere exclusively on Apr 22. 

Through these films, viewers can witness and commemorate the diversity and perseverance of the Earth, and the creatures that are living on it.

The movies are also filmed in some of the world’s most fascinating, biodiverse and mysterious environments.


Polar Bear is helmed by Alastair Fothergrill and Jeff Wilson, the directing team behind Disneynature’s Penguins. PHOTO CREDIT: DISNEY+


Narrated by two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener, Disneynature’s Polar Bear is a film that is centred around the polar bears in the Arctic.

It is a story about a new mother who is making use of her experience when she was a youth, to navigate through motherhood in the challenging world that polar bears are facing right now.


Tepuis is much like the Galapagos — a treasure trove of biodiversity worth protecting. PHOTO CREDIT: DISNEY+


Along with that, Explorer: The Last Tepui follows a few climbers on a gruelling mission deep in the Amazon jungle while attempting a first-ascent climb up a 1000-foot sheer cliff. The film features elite climber Alex Honnold from the movie Free Solo, and a world-class climbing team led by National Geographic explorer and climber Mark Synnott. 

This one-hour special is National Geographic’s newest instalment of the long-running Explorer series.


Apricot Lane Farms is a beautiful, complex world that reflects Earth’s biodiversity. PHOTO CREDIT: DISNEY+


Lastly, Disney+ Earth Day special The Biggest Little Farm: The Return from National Geographic is based on the 2018 award-winning feature documentary film. 

It revolves around a couple, John and Molly Chester, who abandoned their urban life in Los Angeles to live on a barren farm in Ventura County. 

The new special will follow the farmers as they transform the land into a magical working farm, akin to a real-life Charlotte’s Web.

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