Trailer for Apple TV+ 'The Elephant Queen' teases herd's march across Africa

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited October 7
Apple has released a trailer for 'The Elephant Queen,' a documentary film arriving on Apple TV+ at its November launch that tells the story of a herd of elephants traveling across the African savanna.




Released on Monday to YouTube, the official movie trailer for "The Elephant Queen" is billed as an "epic journey of love, courage, and coming home," as well as a "cinematic love letter to a threatened species."

Featuring majestic matriarch Athena, the film shows how she leads her elephant family through Africa in search of water. The trailer shows newborn elephant Mimi, WeiWei, and mother Athena living at a waterhole, until weather events force the herd to move on to a new home.





The film is narrated by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who played Solomon Northup in "12 Years a Slave" as well as Scar in the remake of "The Lion King."

So far, "The Elephant Queen" has racked up some critical acclaim at festivals, including becoming an official selection at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, as well as invited as a special selection to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Apple will premiere "The Elephant Queen" on Apple TV+ as part of its launch lineup on November 1. The streaming service will cost $4.99 per month, though it will be offered to buyers of select Apple hardware free for year as a bonus.
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  • Reply 1 of 2
    zoetmbzoetmb Posts: 2,490member
    Nothing wrong with documentaries like this after a new service launches, but it seems to me this is not the kind of thing that's going to get people to sign up for the service in the first place.   Notice all the interest here - the post has been up for almost a day and mine is the first comment.  When has that ever happened before?

    While the $5 a month service is low cost compared to some of the others, it's one more subscription fee that many will be unwilling to pay on top of their other subscriptions.   

    With Apple, AT&T/Warner and Disney/Fox/Lucasfilm/Pixar/Marvel all getting into the business, I question whether all of the video streaming services can survive.   AFAIK, none are profitable today and I don't think any of the music streaming services are profitable either.  I think Amazon has a tremendous advantage because they've bundled it with Prime (no, I'm not a member).   I heard a report recently that said that most cord cutters will top out at 3 streaming services.   
  • Reply 2 of 2
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 8,787member
    zoetmb said:
    Nothing wrong with documentaries like this after a new service launches, but it seems to me this is not the kind of thing that's going to get people to sign up for the service in the first place.   Notice all the interest here - the post has been up for almost a day and mine is the first comment.  When has that ever happened before?

    While the $5 a month service is low cost compared to some of the others, it's one more subscription fee that many will be unwilling to pay on top of their other subscriptions.   

    With Apple, AT&T/Warner and Disney/Fox/Lucasfilm/Pixar/Marvel all getting into the business, I question whether all of the video streaming services can survive.   AFAIK, none are profitable today and I don't think any of the music streaming services are profitable either.  I think Amazon has a tremendous advantage because they've bundled it with Prime (no, I'm not a member).   I heard a report recently that said that most cord cutters will top out at 3 streaming services.   
    Eh. I'm interested in the documentary, and the service, but what's there to say about a nature doc? I don't really want anyone else's opinion on it and I don't feel the need to share mine. 

    How much commenting do you do on the documentaries on Amazon Prime Video?

    As for the price $5, or free with a new device, is a no-brainer.
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