Disney Pulls ‘Dolphins’ From Release: What Else to Watch on Earth Day

Bad news if you were planning on seeing DisneyNature’s “Dolphins” for Earth Day: The film has been pulled at the last minute.

Disney has not explained why the film, which was set to be released today, April 22, won’t be released as planned.

Film Center shared this official response from Disney on Twitter:¬† “Disney Nature’s ‘Dolphins’ scrapped, next release scheduled to be ‘Penguins’ for Earth Day, 2019”

As noted in Disney’s official response, the next DisneyNature film will be “Penguins,” which will be out on Earth Day 2019.

According to a Dutch Twitter account, “Dolphins” has been renamed “Blue” and is now playing in Europe. It’s not clear when (or if) it will be released in the U.S.

Also not opening in theaters as scheduled today (per Lights Camera Jackson on Twitter): The animated film “Duck Duck Goose.”
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You can still celebrate Earth Day by watching the following films:

1. “Pandas” — Kristen Bell narrates this documentary about Chinese scientists who are breeding Giant Pandas and trying to introduce cubs into the wild. (Now playing at select IMAX theaters)

love-and-bananas-movie2. “Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story” — A documentary about the rescue of a blind Asian elephant in Thailand. (Now playing in limited release: Find screenings near you)


3. “Jane” – An award-winning documentary about chimpanzee researcher and conservationist Jane Goodall¬† (On iTunes, Fandango Now, and Vudu)

2 thoughts on “Disney Pulls ‘Dolphins’ From Release: What Else to Watch on Earth Day

  1. I am totally stunned that a “family oriented” corporation like Disney would do such a vile thing. Children and their families have been watching the Dolphins trailer for A FULL YEAR. It is still being shown on their web-site. On the very day of its long-anticipated release, it is PULLED! And without explanation? Truly a lousy, thoughtless, and greedy act, indeed! My grandson and I have seen most of the Earth Day movies. But, I will think long and hard about giving any more money to Disney Nature films. And, I am sure there are millions more who feel as I do.


  2. Very disappointed that this film was pulled . I go every year with my 78 year old mother and grandchild . We were looking forward to seeing it since we all love dolphins! Too bad they can’t give us a reason why it was pulled


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