In a scene from the film Tiger, a tiger is stares into the camera lens.

Tiger and Tigers on the Rise Premiere on Disney+ This Earth Day

By Cecilia Sarantopoulos

As Earth Day approaches this April 22, Disney+ is set to premiere a majestic duo of films that spotlight the extraordinary world of tigers, Earth’s revered and charismatic creatures. Celebrating 15 years since the inception of Disneynature, the label is set to release Tiger, a captivating tale narrated by Priyanka Chopra Jonas. This all-new original feature film delves into the life of Ambar, a young tigress navigating the wilds of India alongside her adorable cubs.

“It’s just wonderful to be able to be a part of something so special and to tell the story of this magnificent animal that comes from my country—I was very honored,” Chopra Jonas said. “I have always loved tigers and I feel a kinship with the female tiger—I feel very protective of my family. Ambar’s journey is something I think every mom would really relate to.”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is sitting in a wooden chair, in an interview for the movie Tiger. Chopra Jonas is wearing a purple silk shirt and is looking at the camera. Behind her are posters of the movie Tiger and a studio microphone over a wooden script stand.

Directed by Mark Linfield, co-directed by Vanessa Berlowitz and Rob Sullivan, and produced by Linfield, Berlowitz, and Roy Conli, Tiger stands as the culmination of an awe-inspiring 1,500 days of filming. From heart-racing action sequences to tender, intimate moments, the film promises an unforgettable experience for viewers of all ages.

The narrative doesn’t stop there. Accompanying Tiger is the equally compelling Tigers on the Rise, a companion film narrated by the talented Blair Underwood. This documentary celebrates the remarkable resurgence of tiger populations, showcasing their triumphant return to the wild. As these majestic creatures reclaim their territories, they venture beyond forest reserves, posing challenges for both humans and animals alike.

Tigers on the Rise sheds light on the unsung heroes dedicated to fostering coexistence between tigers and communities. From veterinarians to scientists and community patrols, humans are working tirelessly to ensure a harmonious balance between man and beast. Disneynature’s Tigers on the Rise is directed by Sullivan, co-directed by Alistair Jones, and produced by Sullivan, Berlowitz, Linfield, and Conli.

Both Tiger and Tigers on the Rise are set to stream exclusively on Disney+ starting this Earth Day. As we celebrate our planet’s natural wonders, these films serve as poignant reminders of the importance of conservation and our shared responsibility to protect Earth’s biodiversity for generations to come.

In a scene from Tiger, a tiger perches atop a tree branch, its gaze fixed intently forward. Surrounding leaves and branches envelop the tiger.