Disney to make nature documentaries

The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it will launch a new film production unit called Disneynature to produce documentary films about the environment.

CEO Robert Iger said the unit marks a return to the Disney tradition of making nature films.

The first of the unit’s seven planned films will be “Earth,” set for release on April 22, 2009, which is Earth Day. The other films are set for release through 2012.

“Earth” focuses on a yearlong journey of three mothers — a polar bear, elephant and humpback whale with their offspring. Read article here

April 22, 2008 - Posted by | News

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