Continuing the Dream;
This Earth Day,Disneynature's Oceans will immerse audiences in the lives of our planet's ocean animals. The film follows in the tradition established by Walt Disney, one rooted in his affinity for all of the earth's creatures.
Walt Disney's affection and respect for nature and animals influenced his television shows, films and attractions. From 1948-60 the True-Life Adventures series, which won eight Academy Awards, pioneered the art of filming of animals in their natural habitats while telling their story of survival. Two films from the series, The Living Desert and Bear Country, inspired scenes in Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland attraction at Disneyland Park in Frontierland(1956-1977). And his original vision for the Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland Park included live exotic animals.
After Walt Disney passed, The Walt Disney Company stayed true to his passion for wildlife. On Earth Day in 1998, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park opened at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction transport Guests on an adventure through a natural habitat filled with live exotic animals. And each Guests Members-driven excursion captivates Guests with up-close views of animals from the African savanna, realizing Walt's original vision for the Jungle Cruise.
Walt Disney's dream continues today with a commitment to the environment through various initiatives, but it takes every Cast Member to continue the legacy. This year, with the opening of Diseynature's Oceans, Cast Members are asked to Make A Wave during Earth Month.
Make a W.A.V.E.
1...Watch...out for waste-it pollutes the ocean and harms wildlife.
2...Act...now-to save water and keep it clean.
3...Value...and appreciate beaches and oceans-look,don't touch wildlife,and make wise seafood choices.
4...Educate...yourself-about how reducing emissions helps our oceans.
No matter where we live, we are all connected to the oceans.