America the Beautiful review – From the Wild West to the Waterland, this wildlife documentary showcases all North America has to offer

July 4, 2022
Romey Norton 0
Disney+, Streaming Service
3.5

Summary

Brought to you on Independence Day, Disney+ and National Geographic have created an informative and emotional documentary.

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3.5

Summary

Brought to you on Independence Day, Disney+ and National Geographic have created an informative and emotional documentary.

Disney+ is home to the latest documentary series showcasing the world’s most beautiful landscapes and homes to animals that we need to preserve and protect. America the Beautiful is from National Geographic and is created by the award-winning producers of Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, and the Disneynature films. We know we’re going into something that’s going to be informative, inspiring, and emotional. 

North America is the most diverse continent on Earth, where you can find all different landscapes, from desert to the arctic. It is home to some amazing sights and creatures and draws hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. With six episodes to indulge in, this documentary series is one to add to the list. 

Narrated by Michael B. Jordan, like other documentary series, the streaming services are trying to use popular, influential voices to help draw in audiences. Previous voices have included Barack Obama, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sir David Attenborough, showing us that it’s not just the scientists that are trying to help and care about the planet. Jordan’s voice is smooth, deep, and calming. 

Very similar to all other docu-series which are centered around nature, we see stunning mountains, endless land, impressive views, and an extreme close-up of animals. We watch the resilient animals survive through the rough elements, through natural predators and you’ll root for the tiny red squirrel as it takes on bears and owls. The cinematography and filming are exquisite and is showing us how we have to keep fighting to preserve our wildlife and their homes for future generations. We don’t want to have to see animals behind glass boxes in a zoo. 

Overall this series is a really good watch. Disney+ is the streaming platform aimed at children and young adults, so releasing series like this is important to help inform and shape their minds as we are hopeful their generation will have the most impact in saving the planet. I got very emotional watching this series and learned more about North America and the animals who call it home. I’d recommend watching it if you’re a fan of documentaries like Our Planet, Planet Earth, Blue Planet, and David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet.

You can stream America the Beautiful exclusively on Disney+.

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