Disney To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Shows Across Their Platforms


April 22, 2020 will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, founded in 1970 is now celebrated globally. This year Disney is going to showcase the holiday across several of it’s broadcasting platforms including Disney Junior, Disney XD, The Disney Channel, and DisneyNOW.

Here’s the press release:

“Disney Channel will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund with special interstitials highlighting the animal care and wildlife conservation efforts led by Cast Members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park beginning MONDAY, APRIL 20. The channel will also feature a full day of Earth Day programming on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, with a brand new National Geographic special titled “Born Wild: The Next Generation,” the Disneynature films “Monkey Kingdom” and “Penguins,” and environmentally-themed episodes of hit series “BUNK’D,” “Big City Greens,” “Coop and Cami Ask the World,” “Raven’s Home” and “Sydney to the Max.”

Disney Channel’s programming event on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 will feature the following Earth Day-themed programming:

BUNK’D “Water Under the Dock” (Original Airdate: 7/25/2019)

(2:00-2:30 P.M. EDT)

BUNK’D “Lake Rancid” (OAD: 10/19/2019)

(2:30-3:00 P.M. EDT)

Big City Greens “Park Pandemonium/Cricket’s Biscuits” (OAD: 2/23/2019)

(3:00-3:25 P.M. EDT)

Big City Greens “Level Up/Wild Side” (OAD: 2/1/2020)

(3:25-3:50 P.M. EDT)

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom (Disney Channel Premiere)

(3:50-5:15 P.M. EDT)

Disneynature Penguins (Disney Channel Premiere)

(5:15 P.M.-6:35 P.M. EDT)

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom

(6:35-8:00 P.M. EDT)

Born Wild: The Next Generation (National Geographic Special)

(8:00-9:00 P.M. EDT)

Disneynature Penguins

(9:00 P.M.-10:20 P.M. EDT)

Raven’s Home “Dressed to Express” (OAD 7/15/2019)

(10:20-10:45 P.M. EDT)

Sydney to the Max “Going The Green Mile” (OAD 3/26/2020)

(10:45-11:15 P.M. EDT).

Coop & Cami Ask the World “Would You Wrather Trash a Friend?” (OAD 4/3/2020)

(11:15-11:45 P.M. EDT)

Disney XD’s programming event on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

Amphibia Marathon

(9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. EDT)

Disneynature Born in China

(3:00-4:45 P.M. EDT)

Disney Junior

  • “Mira, Royal Detective”
  • “Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures”
  • “T.O.T.S.”
  • “Muppet Babies”
  • “Puppy Dog Pals”

The channel will also present on-air messages designed to introduce preschoolers to Earth Day themes of taking care of animals and the world around them.

The DisneyNOW app will feature an Earth Day Collection and a 10-minute extended version of the Disney’s Animal Kingdom interstitials.

Disney Channel’s Instagram account will feature interactive Earth Day content with participation from “ZOMBIES 2” stars Chandler Kinney and Trevor Tordjman as well as Simon and Kolker. In addition, @DisneyTVA will present an “Amphibia” IGTV episode highlighting fun facts about amphibians and their importance to their respective ecosystems.”

Make sure you check those out!

Source: Disney Press Release

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