Disneynature’s mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire, and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first three Disneynature films, EARTH, OCEANS and AFRICAN CATS, are three of the top four highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with EARTH garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Conservation has been a key pillar of the label, and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening week attendance for all three films, Disneynature has planted 3 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas and protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya. Disneynature’s next True-Life Adventure, CHIMPANZEE, swings into theatres on Earth Day, April 20, 2012.
IFAW is proud to have partnered with Disneynature on each of its three films, reflecting our mission and shared commitment to animal welfare and conservation.