500,000 trees and counting to be planted so far with Earth movie tree-planting initiative

Moviegoers have already snapped up half a million tickets to catch the movie Earth and have a tree planted in their honor. Disneynature’s commitment to plant a tree for everyone who watches Earth between April 22-28 means that already 500,000 trees will be planted – and that number is still growing.

Disney’s goal is to ensure that it plants trees in areas that conservationists have identified as critical areas of biodiversity. The company will oversee the planting of the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, which is considered one of the most endangered rain forests in the world. Today, only seven percent of the Atlantic Forest remains. Disney is committed to ensuring the trees are planted to provide the greatest long term benefit for the planet.

Narrated by James Earl Jones, Earth tells the story of three animal families and their journeys across the planet we call home. The film combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of the planet’s wildest and most elusive creatures. Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the acclaimed creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning Planet Earth, team up again to bring Earth to the big screen.

Moviegoers need only purchase a ticket to see Earth opening week to automatically have a tree planted in their honor. To find a theatre near you visit www.disney.com/earth.