Disney & Nat Geo Unveil Earth Day-Themed Programming Slate

EXCLUSIVE: The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic have unveiled a slate of Earth Day-themed programming as part of their global cross-platform ourHome campaign. Beginning April 19 through April 22, Earth Day-themed content will be featured 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.

Morgan Freeman will be the voice of the ourHome brand anthem, which will air throughout the Earth Day content rollout across the Disney networks, Disney Owned Television Stations and select digital platforms.

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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. The series will be led by ABC News’ chief meteorologist and climate correspondent, Ginger Zee, along with the ABC News weather and climate unit. 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-winning Secrets Of… franchise will premiere Secrets of the Octopus, narrated by Paul Rudd. Disneynature’s new feature film Tiger, narrated by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, also will stream on Disney+.

Here is the Earth Day line-up (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.


  • 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”


  • 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)


  • “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”


  • 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”


  • 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)

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