Stories & Experiences
At The Walt Disney Company, we believe that building a brighter, more sustainable future starts with imagining what’s possible. And that storytelling has the power to make a world of difference. For nearly a century, Disney has found inspiration in the wonders of the world we all share. As we imagine a world in balance, we’re focused on creating stories and experiences that inspire connection with our planet and all who call it home.
For more than ten years, Disneynature films have featured some of the most remarkable stories in nature, presenting an eloquent case for greater understanding and support of nature and the planet we share. Like all Disney’s conservation efforts, the underlying philosophy is that promoting a love of and connection to wildlife is the best way to ensure current and future generations seek its preservation.
Disneynature Conservation Impact
National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 133 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. Disney’s unique partnership with the National Geographic Society creates a virtuous cycle of storytelling and exploration that inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and often provides the spark to new ideas and innovation.
The stories we tell, and the ways in which we tell them, can help us all to imagine a brighter future, find new solutions, and encourage action, so that together we can write the next chapter for our planet. Here are just a few recent examples.
I Am Greta
I Am Greta follows the teenage climate activist from Sweden on her international crusade to get the world to take the urgent action needed to address the global climate crisis. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, the film chronicles Greta Thunberg’s rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes and climate activism around the world.
Sydney to the Max
In “Going the Green Mile”, after a field trip to the aquarium, Sydney can’t stop thinking about plastic pollution in the ocean and decides to organize a protest at her school to ban the single-use plastics used in the cafeteria. The episode won a 2021 Environnmental Media Award.
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The Last Ice
From National Geographic, The Last Ice tells the story of Inuit communities fighting to protect the rapidly disappearing Arctic that has been their home for centuries.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
With its unique brand of humor, Always Sunny tackles climate change in the episode “The Gang Solves Global Warming”, which was nominated for an Environmental Media Award.
Disney provides kids and families with memorable moments to discover the magic of animals and the natural world. From the grassland vistas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to the ocean views from aboard Disney Cruise Line, and the tree-lined walking trails at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Disney experiences inspire connections that last a lifetime. Here are just a few ways to have fun and explore nature at Disney:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorers
Set out on a series of fun, nature-themed challenges ranging from animal observation to learning about the importance of recycling as you follow in the footsteps of Russell from the Disney·Pixar film Up, earning adventure badges throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure
Immerse yourself into the wondrous world of the great blue ocean as you’re invited to feed, touch and snorkel among real-live stingrays and learn from animal experts what makes this species so unique.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Sea Turtles
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is a special place for nesting sea turtles and for the protection needed to ensure their survival. Experience the magic of nature as you learn about this critical stretch of coastal habitat from conservationists working to protect these incredible animals from their nests to their ocean home.
Family Nature Activity Resources
Discover nature and the outdoors with family fun and animal resources. Explore the magic of nature with fun family activity packets inspired by some of your favorite films!
Impact Stories and Experiences
Disney Television Shows and Films Honored for Their Environmental Efforts
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