Apple releasing “The Year Earth Changed” documentary narrated by David Attenborough
In celebration of Earth Day next month, Apple announced on Monday that it will debut “The Year Earth Changed,” an original documentary narrated by David Attenborough, along with the second seasons of documentary series “Tiny World” and “Earth At Night In Colour” on April 16, 2021.
Showcasing exclusive footage from around the world after an unprecedented year, Apple says “The Year Earth Changed” is a timely documentary special that takes a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. From hearing birdsong in deserted cities, to witnessing whales communicating in new ways.
Apple says that in the one-hour special, viewers will witness how changes in human behaviour — reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year, identifying more harmonious ways for humans and wildlife to coexist — can have a profound impact on nature, describing the documentary as a love letter to planet Earth, highlighting the ways nature bouncing back can give us hope for the future.
During this most difficult year, many people have reappraised the value and beauty of the natural world and taken great comfort from it. But the lockdown also created a unique experiment that has thrown light on the impact we have on the natural world. The stories of how wildlife responded have shown that making even small changes to what we do can make a big difference.
Returning for season two, “Tiny World,” a six episode documentary series, will show over 200 species from around the world, showcasing small creatures and the extraordinary things they do to survive. Apple’s original series “Earth At Night In Colour” also returns for a second season in April with six all-new episodes narrated by Tom Hiddleston (“Avengers”). “Earth At Night In Colour” presents nature’s nocturnal wonders with striking new clarity. Some never-before-seen behaviours of animals after dark, captured using low-light cameras and light from a full moon, include elephants battling hyenas around starlit waterholes and kangaroos embracing under the cover of darkness to find a mate.
“Tiny World” and “Earth At Night In Colour” will be featured in a special Earth Day room on Apple TV+, showcasing a curated collection of content that embraces the theme of preserving the planet.