Duchess Meghan Markle talks about Disneynature film ‘Elephant’ in exclusive 1st look that features an interview with producers from last summer.
Duchess Meghan Markle is the voice behind a new Disneynature film, “Elephant,” which premiered earlier this month on the streaming service Disney Plus . n the new film, Meghan narrates the migration of an elephant named Shani and her family as they make an epic 1,000-mile, eight-month trek across Africa.
“I am really grateful to have the opportunity of bringing this story of elephants to life,” said Meghan in a clip from Disney. “These creatures are so majestic and at the same time they are so sensitive and so connected.”
“I’ve been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with the elephants in their natural habitat. When you spend time connecting to them and the other wildlife, you really understand we have a role to play in their preservation and their safety,” she said. “We see in this film just how remarkable they are. Their memories are amazing. The close connection of the herd, the protectiveness of their young — I think they are a lot more like us than are different.”
To mark the premiere of “Elephant,” which occurs during Earth Month, Disneynature and the Disney Conservation Fund are supporting Elephants Without Borders, an organization working in Botswana — a country dear to Meghan and Harry — to ensure the safety of people and elephants. Among other goals, Elephants Without Borders is working to protect Botswana’s elephants and provide resources to the communities living near them.
“I hope that when people see this film, they realize how connected we all are, and if we had more of an awareness about the obstacles they are facing, I think we’d take care of each other, animals and this planet in a very different way,” Meghan added in the clip. “That’s why it’s really important for me to be able to help tell that story.”
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