Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney + / National Geographic

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney+‘s “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” produced by National Geographic and narrated by Disney fan-favorite Josh Gad (“Frozen,” “Frozen II”) gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Viewers get unprecedented access to some of the most rare and beautiful creatures on the planet and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the parks’ 5,000 plus animals. Each of the eight episodes dives into the details within The Most Magical Place on Earth, unveiling the multifaceted aspects of animal care, operations and Imagineering. Celebrating the magnificent array of more than 300 species,

The series incorporates cutting-edge technology, including custom-built GoPro housings, 18-foot cranes and underwater camera systems, to reveal the world-famous dedication, pioneering conservation and visionary genius that IS Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Halo provided full Picture and Sound Post Production.

Halo Colourist, Paul Koren says, “Magic of Disney’s The Animal Kingdom’, was a great and fun grade to undertake, especially when the quarantine descended upon us. The grade and reviews were all done remotely with a fully functioning grade suite at my house while a calibrated iPad Pro was sent with the grade to the clients for review and notes. The eight part show was to encapsulate all the colour and feel that Disney embodies so we played with the saturation and warmth while adding blues skies, glows and flares to help to bring out that Disney feeling“.

Series Director, Emma Jones said, “Halo provided fantastic support when we went into lockdown.  Every member of staff went above and beyond in maintaining high quality production values. Special thanks to Charlotte Hawkins who was always available to sort everything out in a calm and professional manner.

Exec Producers: Tom Brisley, Ashley Potterton, Rick Dowlearn

Director: Emma Jones

Colourist: Paul Koren

Online Editor: Adam Hall

Sound Editor: Tom Foster

Dubbing Mixer: Gerrit Swanepoel

Post Producer: Charlotte Hawkins


Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is available from 25th Sept on Disney +

Watch the trailer here

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