The new Disney film, which is being released on the Disney Plus channel on April 3, tells the story of a plucky elephant and his mother on an “epic journey” across the Kalahari Desert and it’s being released just three days after Harry and Meghan officially leave the Royal Family.
Meghan Markle is set to make her Disney voiceover debut next week, narrating the story of an elephant’s journey just months after Prince Harry was filmed telling the Disney CEO that she “does voiceovers.”
According to reports, Meghan agreed to be the voiceover after being approached by the filmmakers and it was recorded in the UK before Christmas.
It’s set to be the former Suits actress’ first big project since leaving the royals for ‘financial independence’ and sources say that Disney is making a donation to Elephants Without Borders, the organisation in Botswana which works to protect habitats and prevent conflict between animals and humans.
The Disney Plus Twitter account revealed the news today, posting, “Two new movies, two unforgettable journeys. Start streaming @Disneynature’s Elephant, narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, and Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef, narrated by Natalie Portman, on April 3, only on #DisneyPlus.”
The film is being co-directed by Alastair Fothergill and Vanessa Berlowitz who have worked on some of Sir David Attenborough’s mega popular wildlife series including Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Frozen Planet. The pair have also won BAFTAs and Emmys for their work
Disney said the film will tell the story of “African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert.”
“Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestor’s footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise.”
At least we’ll all be home next week to watch it!