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Elephant (2020)

African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo set out on an epic journey with their herd, traveling hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi River.

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Mark Linfield, Vanessa Berlowitz (co-director) | 1 more credit »

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Meghan Markle ... Narrator (voice)
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African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo set out on an epic journey with their herd, traveling hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert, from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi River, just as countless generations of their ancestors have done before. Shani and her family are among the last elephants on earth to make these lengthy migrations. She's mother to wide-eyed, one-year-old Jomo, who has yet to experience a migration, and at 40 years old, she is next in line as herd matriarch, a position currently held by her older sister Gaia. Gaia's herd is among countless species - from hippopotamus to lechwe to baboons - that rely upon the life-giving water that flows from the mountains and transforms the heart of the desert into a green oasis known as the Okavango delta. But the season's end is near and soon there will be a mass exodus. Nothing on Earth is more precious to life than water. And perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the Kalahari desert in southern Africa...

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African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo make the epic journey of their ancestors.


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This is the first Disney+ film of 2020s to be rated G by the MPA. See more »

Connections

Edited into In the Footsteps of Elephant (2020) See more »

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Great Family Friendly Flick
4 April 2020 | by mflanagan-17400See all my reviews

Engaging nature doc perfect for all ages. The story is captivating and well written. Music was excellent and helped the narrative. Narration was engaging, pitch perfect, and added to the story of these beautiful elephants.

Most of the negative reviews are from people who have something to say about Meghan, the narrator of this film. I would ask yourself if someone creates an account to try and shame the narrator of a nature doc meant for children, what does that say about them?


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slon See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalahari Desert, South Africa

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Disneynature See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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