Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) will provide the narration for Disneynature’s upcoming film, Dolphin Reef. Disneynature made the announcement on Earth Day and confirmed Dolphin Reef will be released on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, which debuts on November 12, 2019.
“For more than a decade, Disneynature has amazed and inspired the world through its acclaimed True Life Adventure films,’” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of Content for Disney+. “We’re thrilled to give Disneynature’s unique stories a new home in our growing collection of original content.”
“Disneynature takes audiences to spectacular and remote places to share remarkable wildlife stories captured by our award-winning film crews,” said Paul Baribault, vice president of Disneynature. “For Penguins, which is in theaters now, moviegoers get to explore the vast and unforgiving Antarctic environment through the eyes of an Adélie penguin. Dolphin Reef takes us to a thriving coral reef—one of the most fascinating and dynamic habitats on Earth—to see the incredible creatures who consider reefs their home.”
In addition to Dolphin Reef, projects announced for the upcoming Disney+ service include Be Our Chef, Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies, Earthkeepers, Encore!, Ink & Paint, and Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2. Marvel’s 616, Marvel’s Hero Project, Magic of Animal Kingdom, (Re)Connect, Rogue Trip, Shop Class, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum will also be available to subscribers.
Natalie Portman was most recently seen in Vox Lux, Annihilation, and Jackie. Portman just finished work on Lucy in the Sky directed by Noah Hawley and co-starring Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens, and Zazie Beetz.
The Dolphin Reef Plot Description:
“Created with Disneynature’s signature storytelling style, the film introduces Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities. Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But Echo has a tough time resisting the many adventures the ocean has to offer. Keith Scholey, who directed Disneynature’s Bears, helms the film.”