Walt Disney Studios has released a 60-second look at Disneynature’s Penguins and announced a new conservation initiative in conjunction with the upcoming film.
- For every ticket sold opening week of Penguins, Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network to help protect penguins across the southern hemisphere.
- The Wildlife Conservation Network invests in a select network of on-the-ground conservationists, including top experts in the field of penguins like the Global Penguin Society, the worldwide leader in science-based penguin conservation.
- The Global Penguin Society champions programs that align with Disneynature’s conservation mission.
- Disneynature’s Penguins will waddle its way into theaters April 17 and will be the first-ever Disneynature film released in IMAX.
What they’re saying:
- Charles Knowles, president and co-founder of the Wildlife Conservation Network: “Disneynature has an amazing platform. They’re able to reach a global audience in a way that we can hardly fathom. They are uniquely positioned to tell the real story of penguins and the challenges they face. By teaming up with Disneynature—which is so strongly aligned with our own mission—we are able to uniquely communicate about the species we care so much about.”
- Penguins producer Roy Conli: “Antarctica is one of the few areas in the world that most people will never have an opportunity to see firsthand. It’s one of the most remote and harshest environments on Earth—but its stark beauty is breathtaking. Cultivating an understanding and appreciation of the area, the surrounding oceans and the animals who live there is essential to the future of our planet. That’s one of the reasons I love sharing the story of Steve—a penguin who’s working so hard to thrive in this world, and doing his part for the next generation.”
- Conli on Steve the penguin’s journey: “It’s so fun to watch Steve compete with all the other penguins to set up his nest and win his mate. It’s hard not to relate to this guy.”