This Fourth of July, Disney+ will celebrate with “America The Beautiful,” a new limited series from National Geographic.
From its natural landscapes to its wide variety of animals that call this continent home, this is a look at America that you won’t want to miss.
“America The Beautiful” is narrated by Emmy®-nominated actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed”).
This six-part series, first announced on Disney+ Day 2021, is the first natural history series to place cinema-grade cameras on fighter jets.
In doing so, the series takes viewers on a jaw-dropping ride through some of the most impressive scenery on the North American continent.
Each episode of “America The Beautiful” also showcases smart and brave animal heroes of all sizes, from grizzlies to bald eagles, mountain lions to honeypot ants.
To capture elusive and never before seen animal behaviors on the ground, a new generation of remote cameras and gyro-stabilized cameras were used, as well.
National Geographic has also purchased carbon credits from projects that reduce emissions, benefit communities, and support biodiversity to compensate for production emissions, including the emissions of the aircraft used in filming.
The six-part series features an inspiring soundtrack that also represents the diversity of America.
Music from the series features performances from Ojibwe powwow singer Joe Rainey Sr., Native drum maker and singer Dylan Jennings (Bizhikiins-Young Buffalo), Italian Korean American violinist Lucia Micarelli, Black American bluesman Leonard “Lowdown” Brown, Los Angeles-based multiethnic vocal ensemble Tonality lead by Black American conductor Alexander Blake, and more.
The score was composed by Joseph Trapanese. S. Carey, drummer/supporting vocalist from Bon Iver, co-wrote and produced the album’s theme music alongside Trapanese.
Land of Heroes
Never-before-seen stories of heroic animals play out against a breathtaking backdrop of America’s most iconic landscapes.
Aerial cameras take viewers on a thrilling journey from the ice caps to the desert, from sea to shining sea.
From grizzlies hunting caribou in the Alaskan mountains to prairie dogs battling a tornado, this episode highlights these animal’s drive to survive.
The wetlands of the southeastern USA are a magical world where the boundary between land and water is blurred.
Black bears must carry their tiny cubs through gator-infested swamps, while dolphins hurl themselves onto land to hunt.
Here, Florida panthers have fought their way back from extinction, with a little help from humans, while tiny mice work to protect our shoreline from deadly hurricanes.
The north region of America is a world of rugged mountains, including Denali, the highest peak on the continent, and sweeping Arctic tundra.
Up there, the wild heroes, from grizzly bears to musk oxen to beavers to bald eagles, must battle through the continent’s most brutal winter, lit only by the ethereal beauty of the northern lights.
For those who can make it, a spectacular summer of plenty awaits.
The southwestern USA, a setting for some of the most famous desert landscapes on our planet.
It is a world of animal heroes who can overcome anything that’s thrown at them, from the baking desert to the mighty Pacific Ocean.
Mountain lions patrol the Grand Canyon looking for mates, gray whales tackle the longest mammal migration on Earth, and hummingbird supermoms raise chicks in the blistering heat in this episode.
The heart of America experiences the biggest temperature swings and the wildest storms on the planet.
Life here, from bison to wolves and burrowing owls to bobcats, has to endure four seasons in a day — sometimes in an hour!
In this episode, the cast of all-American animal heroes uses courage, strength and cunning to overcome the elements and make a living in this wild and beautiful land.
Brave New World
Across North America, a growing band of wildlife heroes is fighting to preserve our most iconic animals and wildest places.
Whether the battle is to rewild the northern prairies, save our rarest big cat or restore an underwater forest, these champions are everyday people of all ages and from all walks of life.
They all share one thing in common: They care enough to make a difference.
If you can’t wait until July 4 to check out “America The Beautiful,” here is the official trailer for the documentary series: