“I am really grateful to be able to bring this story of elephants to life,” Meghan said in the behind-the-scenes interview, which was filmed by Disney last year.
“I’ve been really lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat. When you spend time connecting to them in their wildlife you understand that we have a role to play in their preservation and their safety.”
The film, which is streaming now on Disney+, centers around a herd of elephants on an “epic journey” across the Kalahari Desert, and specifically follows an African elephant named Shani and her son Jomo.
“These creatures are so majestic and at the same time, they are so sensitive and so connected,” Meghan said on GMA. “You see in this film just how remarkable they are. Their memories are amazing, the close connection of the herd, the protectiveness of their young—I think they are a lot more like us than they are different.”
Back in January of this year, it was reported that Meghan had signed a voiceover deal with Disney to benefit the wildlife charity Elephants Without Borders, and this project is in partnership with the conservation organization.
“I hope that when people see this film they realize how connected we all are and if we had more of an awareness about the obstacles they are facing we would take care of each other, this planet and these animals in a very different way,” she said.
Screencaptures Good Morning America – April 20 2020