Apple is beefing up its participation within the streaming wars with AppleTV+, however one in every of its upcoming streaming titles is debuting in theaters earlier than it lands on the upcoming streaming service. The Elephant Queen, a brand new nature documentary a couple of household of pachyderms who should traverse the tough African savanna with a purpose to survive, is hitting theaters in only a few days, and it marks a return to the plains for Chiwetel Ejiofor, who narrates this doc and tried to usurp the Delight Rock throne as Scar in Jon Favreau’s model of The Lion King simply a few months in the past. Watch the brand new trailer for The Elephant Queen under.
The Elephant Queen Trailer
Transfer over, DisneyNature. Take a hike, Planet Earth. Buzz off, Our Planet. You’re not the one ones with slick-looking nature docs that tug on the heartstrings. AppleTV+ is stepping into the sport with The Elephant Queen, a movie from Mark Deeble (Voyage of Time) and Victoria Stone‘s (The Queen of Bushes), two filmmakers who’ve spent a mixed 60 years making wildlife documentaries. The 2 reportedly spent 25 years residing within the African bush to organize for this film, which Deadline says took 4 years to shoot.
And sure, these elephants are cute and all the things, however did you see these child geese? Fingers crossed that AppleTV+ decides to greenlight The Goose Queen instantly.
Right here’s the official synopsis:
Embark on an epic journey of household, braveness, and coming dwelling. The Elephant Queen is a genre-crossing wildlife documentary, uniquely crafted as a personality pushed narrative. Its enduring themes are constructed upon a basis of authenticity and integrity, introduced from filmmakers Mark Deeble (Voyage of Time) and Victoria Stone’s (The Queen of Bushes) 60 years of collective expertise within the wealthy custom of wildlife documentary filmmaking and manufacturing. Deeble and Stone, who’re Emmy and Peabody Award-winners, spent 25 years residing within the East African bush, making ready them for the unforgettable odyssey of The Elephant Queen.The Elephant Queen is Athena, an impressive elephant matriarch, who leads her household throughout an unforgiving, but cinematic pure panorama made up of grasslands and woodlands, dotted with seasonal waterholes. The elephants share their dwelling with a solid of supporting character species who present texture and richness to the elephants’ ecosystem – from a toenail peak perspective. Athena, as chief of her herd, anticipates the approaching dry season and is aware of there are lean occasions forward. Because the waterholes dry up, she has no selection however to take her household on a treacherous journey throughout much more foreboding landscapes, because the majestic creatures search refuge till the rains fall once more.
The Elephant Queen arrives in theaters on October 18, 2019 (seemingly with a purpose to contend on the Oscars within the Finest Documentary Function class), and will probably be obtainable to stream as quickly as AppleTV+ debuts on November 1, 2019.