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Earth Day 2024 Marked by Unprecedented Content Rollout Across Disney+, Hulu and Disney Entertainment Television to Celebrate the Wonders of ourHOME

Earth Day 2024 Marked by Unprecedented Content Rollout Across Disney+, Hulu and Disney Entertainment Television to Celebrate the Wonders of ourHOME

Beginning April 19 Through April 22, ABC News, Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Freeform, FX, FXX, Hulu, National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo Mundo to Spotlight Earth Day-Themed Programming as Part of ourHOME Campaign

Previously Announced, on April 22, the Latest Installment of Nat Geo’s Emmy® Award-Winning SECRETS OF…Franchise, SECRETS OF THE OCTOPUS, Narrated by Paul Rudd, To Stream on Disney+; Also Streaming on Disney+, Disneynature’s All-New Feature Film TIGER, Narrated by Priyanka Chopra Jonas

As part of The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic’s ourHOME campaign, Earth Day 2024 will be commemorated with an unprecedented rollout of content to celebrate the beauty and awe of ourHOME. Beginning April 19 through April 22, Earth Day-themed content will be spotlighted across ABC News, Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Freeform, FX, FXX, Hulu, National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo Mundo, with ourHOME collections on Disney+ and Hulu.

Branded ourHOME, the Earth Day lineup will include programming from some of our very best storytellers and content creators, inspiring viewers to fall in love with the planet with the best Disney content. In addition, the ourHOME brand anthem, featuring the voice of Morgan Freeman, will air throughout the Earth Day content rollout across the Disney networks, Disney Owned Television Stations and select digital platforms. (LINKto Morgan Freeman ourHOME Spot)

Additionally, beginning on Sunday, April 21, ABC News will launch a special week-long series for ourHOME, "Power of Us: People, The Climate, and Our Future,” featuring innovative solutions for climate change. This series, led by ABC News’ chief meteorologist and climate correspondent, Ginger Zee, along with the ABC News weather and climate unit, will not only cover climate challenges we face but also share stories of empowerment about emerging solutions -- from individuals, communities, industry, and government -- for our changing world. “Power of Us” will air across ABC News programs and platforms, ABC Owned Television Stations and ABC affiliate stations through Friday, April 26.

As previously announced, on Earth Day, April 22, the latest installment of Nat Geo’s Emmy® Award-winning SECRETS OF… franchise will premiere, SECRETS OF THE OCTOPUS, narrated by Paul Rudd. Also streaming on Disney+, Disneynature’s all-new feature film TIGER, narrated by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, journeys alongside a young tigress raising her rambunctious cubs in the fabled forests of India.

Earth Day 2024 lineup includes (all times EDT):

Disney Channel

  • “Ice Age: The Meltdown” on April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
  • “Rio” on April 21 at 6:20 p.m.
  • “Rio 2” on April 21 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Earth Day marathon from 5:00-10:00 p.m. on April 22, including Earth Month-themed episodes of viewers’ favorite shows and specials
  • DisneyNOW ourHome Earth Month collection on April 1-30
    • Featuring “Disney Animals” and Earth Month-themed library episodes
    • “Disney Animals”’s new short “Octopuses” on April 22

Disney Junior

  • “The Lion King” (1994) on April 21 at 12:00 p.m.

Freeform

  • All-day movie marathon on April 22
    • 10:30 a.m.: “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
    • 12:30 p.m.: “Ice Age: Collision Course”
    • 2:30 p.m.: “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
    • 4:30 p.m.: “A Bug’s Life”
    • 6:30 p.m.: “Finding Nemo”
    • 9:00 p.m.: “Finding Dory”

FX

  • All-day movie marathon on April 22
    • 7:00 a.m.: “Underwater”
    • 9:00 a.m.: “Ad Astra”
    • 11:30 a.m.: “Pacific Rim Uprising” (TV-MA)
    • 2:00 p.m.: “Independence Day Resurgence” (TV-MA)
    • 4:30 p.m.: “Transformers The Last Knight” (TV-MA)
    • 8:00 p.m.: “Avatar”
    • 11:30 p.m.: “Pacific Rim Uprising” (TV-MA)

FXX

  • “The Simpsons” stunt on April 22 featuring environmentalism-themed episodes
    • 2:00 p.m.: “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish”
    • 2:30 p.m.: “Trash of the Titans”
    • 3:00 p.m.: “Homer to the Max”
    • 3:30 p.m.: “Lisa the Tree Hugger”
    • 4:00 p.m.: “The Burns and the Bees”
    • 4:30 p.m.: “The Squirt and the Whale”

National Geographic

  • “Secrets of the Elephants” on April 21 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., leading into the premiere of “Secrets of the Octopus”at 8:00 p.m.
  • Encore Earth Day presentations of“Secrets of the Elephants” and “Secrets of the Octopus”
    • “Secrets of the Elephants” on April 22 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • “Secrets of the Octopus” on April 22 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  • ourHOME collection on TVE on the NatGeoTV app and ABC app
    • A collection page with curated playlists
    • Playlist on the homepage of the TVE app
  • ourHOME VOD folder will feature the following titles:
    • “Secrets of the Octopus”
    • “Secrets of the Elephants”
    • “Queens”
    • “Incredible Animal Journeys”
    • “America’s National Parks”
    • “One Strange Rock”
    • “Jane”
    • “The Territory”

Nat Geo Wild

  • “Secrets of the Elephants” on April 22 from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • “Secrets of the Octopus” on April 22 from 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Nat Geo Mundo

  • All-day Earth Month-themed stunt on April 22
    • “America’s National Parks”
    • “Jane”

Hulu

  • ourHOME Collection featuring Nat Geo content
    • “Secrets of the Octopus”
    • “Secrets of the Elephants”
    • “Queens”
    • “America’s National Parks”
    • “Welcome to Earth”
    • “Jane”
    • “The Territory”
    • “Free Solo”

Disney+

  • ourHOME Collection featuring Nat Geo and Disneynature content
    • “Secrets of the Octopus”
    • “Secrets of the Whales”
    • “Secrets of the Elephants”
    • “Queens”
    • “Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory”
    • “Incredible Animal Journeys”
    • “A Real Bug’s Life”
    • “America’s National Parks”
    • “One Strange Rock”
    • “Welcome to Earth”
    • “Jane”
    • “The Territory”
    • “Free Solo”
    • “Tiger”(Disneynature)

The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic announced the new global cross-platform campaign ourHOME at the start of Earth Month on April 1. The campaign spotlights efforts internally and externally that help protect, restore and celebrate ourHOME by highlighting creators, storytellers and Cast Members for their contributions.

For over a century, Disney has created stories that celebrate the wonders of the world we all share. And for more than 135 years, National Geographic has been synonymous with inspiring a deeper connection to our world. This year, these two powerful legacies are coming together to celebrate this beautiful planet we call home and the power within each of us to create change for the better.

Recently announced, as part of ourHOME, the Disney+ and National Geographic Expeditions sweepstakes is a special perk for Disney+ U.S. subscribers to enter for a chance to win a 10-day Nat Geo Expedition for two to the Galápagos Islands. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter the Sweepstakes between 4/15/24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and 4/30/24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., who are 18+ at the time of entry and have an active Disney+ account as of 4/14/24. Limit one entry per person per day. Visit https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ourhomesweepstakes/ for official rules, including details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, odds of winning, prize description and limitations. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: National Geographic Partners, LLC., 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star, and in the U.S., Disney Bundle subscribers can also access extensive Hulu content, including next day TV and Hulu Original titles, on Disney+. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from Disney, Disney+ offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle in the U.S. that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, or as part of Combo+ in Latin America with Star+, the standalone general entertainment and sports streaming service in the region. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About National Geographic

Award-winning and critically acclaimed National Geographic Content, part of a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, creates and delivers riveting stories and experiences in natural history, science, adventure and exploration. Inspiring a deeper connection to the world, the content studio reaches 300 million people worldwide in 180 countries and 33 languages across the global National Geographic channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO), National Geographic Documentary Films, and direct-to-consumer platforms Disney+ and Hulu. Its diverse content includes Emmy® Award-winning franchise Genius, series Life Below Zero and Secrets of the Whales, and Oscar®- and BAFTA award-winning film Free Solo. In 2022, National Geographic Content was awarded eight News and Documentary Emmys, in addition to Life Below Zero’s Emmy win for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program, its sixth Emmy overall. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or follow Nat Geo on Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

National Geographic:
Chris Albert, chris.albert@natgeo.com
Jenn DeGuzman, Jennifer.Deguzman@natgeo.com

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