Eight part 'Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom' begins on Disney+ September 25

Aug 12, 2020 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Disney has today announced that the “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” from National Geographic, will debut on Disney+ beginning September 25 2020.

The docu-series is billed as the ultimate tribute to the more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals cared for at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.

“Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” was recorded over a 5 month period, and features narration by Disney favorite Josh Gad.

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Article Posted: Aug 12, 2020 / 3:09pm ET
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RSoxNo11 hour ago

Very much in line with Animal Planet's "The Zoo". I'm a fan.

brb10063 hours ago

I finished watching the first episode last night and I already love this series. This series makes me really respect and appreicate the amount of work the Cast Members at Animal Kingdom that most guests aren't aware of. Especially the stories about the Giraffe and Chicken.

ThatMouse16 days ago

This looks like new material, longer format stuff than the junk they've been putting up on YouTube, so good for them. Imagineering Story was unfortunately all existing footage, mostly B roll stuff, a lot of it originated on YouTube. Only the interviews were new, which had some nice tid bits here and there, but overall pretty dry. The real story of Disney and Pixar is far more interesting. We got a taste of it through A Pixar Story and Waking Sleeping Beauty, but unfortunately we don't have great Parks documentaries. Maybe there are some books out there? I can only recommend The Pixar Touch which fills in some blanks here and there.

Walt d16 days ago

Thanks joe” for all the hard work, that you and all the cast members have. And do put in at ak. Its very well Worth it and its working with all the new births that have along. And keep the species on this planet.. thank you all..:

CaptainAmerica16 days ago

More of this.

wdwmagic17 days ago


Giants14Aug 14, 2020

The Imageering Story was different gravy - stunning documentary. I hoped that following that we would see more in park programmes - fingers crossed this is the start of it.

Chip ChippersonAug 14, 2020

I can't wait.

RSoxNo1Aug 14, 2020

Joe Rohde, his wife Mel Malmberg and their two children have done a couple of 4 minute clips for the Disney Parks Blog that are worth seeing. It goes into specific detail of theming concepts and theming specifically in DAK. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/disneymagicmoments-the-rohdes-less-traveled-ageing-and-patina-in-storytelling/ https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/the-rohdes-less-traveled-inside-the-design-and-inspiration-of-disneys-animal-kingdom-theme-park/

Nmoody1Aug 13, 2020

Sad there isn't a whole episode dedicated to a static animatronic, a nighttime safari that didn't last and a nighttime show that had potential before budget cuts

Nubs70Aug 13, 2020

Why not run Must do Disney on D+ as infotainment outreach?

cjkeatingAug 13, 2020

This should be a highlight of Disney+

danlb_2000Aug 13, 2020

Totally agree. Imagineering Story has been one of my favorite new things on Disney+

erasure fan1Aug 13, 2020

From what is in the article posted, the seas is part of this series as well.