Apple finally gave fans a glimpse of one of the first movies that will debut on Apple TV+ when the service launches next month.
Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (that guy from 12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange), The Elephant Queen follows a family of elephants on their year-long journey across Africa as they face threats from poachers and drought. The film earned positive reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Based on the first trailer, it looks like it’s stuffed with the type of positive vibes Apple is gunning for.
Take a look:
The Elephant Queen trailer and synopsis
Apple’s official description for The Elephant Queen teases a couple more details from the documentary:
Embark on an epic journey of love, courage and coming home. Join Athena, the majestic matriarch of an elephant herd, as she is forced to lead her family across the unforgiving African savanna in search of water. This family-friendly adventure is a cinematic love letter to a threatened species.
Most of the content on Apple TV+ will come in the form of TV shows. The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind are the headlining shows for launch, with a huge slate of additional content coming down the pipeline throughout 2020. Subscriptions for Apple TV+ will cost $4.99 per month. If you buy an iPhone, Mac or iPad, though, you’ll get one year of Apple TV+ for free.