Goodbye, royalty. Hi, Disney.
Meghan Markle has found her first entertainment program after Megxit in Disneynature’s “Elephant”, a documentary to be released next month at Disney +.
The studio giant announced Thursday that the movie, narrated by Markle, will land on its streaming platform on April 3, along with a second, previously announced nature documentary, “Dolphin Reef,” narrated by Natalie Portman.
Billed in the announcement as “Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex”, the former actress “Suits” will tell the story of “African elephant Shani and her lively son Jomo as their crew make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the great Kalahari desert … led of their great matriarch, Gaia. “
Two new films, two unforgettable trips. Start streaming Disneynature’s Elephant, narrated by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef, narrated by Natalie Portman, on April 3, only at #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/N0yW0e7Lv6
– Disneynature (@Dynneature) March 26, 2020
Much speculation about when and how Markle would make her return to Hollywood erupted in the wake of her and husband Prince Harry’s bombshell decision to “step back” from her duties as senior members of the royal family and relinquish their “royal highness” titles.
After completing a series of final engagements, the couple is officially scheduled to leave Buckingham Palace on March 31.
The project from Markle and Disneynature, assisted by “Monkey Kingdom” director Mark Linfield, will benefit Elephants Without Borders, which works to protect elephants and reduce the conflict between humans and animals in Botswana.
“Penguins,” which hit theaters last year, will also debut at Disney + along with “Elephant” and “Dolphin Reef.” In addition, a featurette called “In the Elephant’s Footsteps” will offer behind-the-scenes photos – possibly with Markle – from the creation of “Elephant” in the celebration of Earth Month.