Disneynature is an independent film label of The Walt Disney Studios. Founded on April 21st 2008, its release consits independent nature documentary films and it's headquartered in Paris, France.
In 2012, a Disney Nature TV pay cabel channel was launched in France and is currently carried by France Telecom.
Disney veteran Jean-Francois Camilleri, who has served as senior vice president and general manager for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France is the head of the new unit. Disneynature is based in France, where Camilleri and his team oversees the initiation, development and acquisition of high quality feature projects.
The first film released domestically under the new label was the American version of Earth, from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the landmark Planet Earth series for BBC and Discovery Channel and The Blue Planet. Earth, produced by BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media and co-directed by Mark Linfield, was released in cinemas internationally in 2007. It premiered in the U.S. on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.
The first new production to be released by Disneynature was announced to be The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos. The world premiere of the film took place in Bordeaux, France on October 26, 2008, and was released internationally throughout 2009.
Disneynature was the official sponsor for the 2009 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
The logo of Disneynature is an iceberg that resembles Sleeping Beauty Castle, a structure that also serves as the logo for Walt Disney Pictures.
The music for the Disneynature logo was composed by Mark Mancina who recorded his score at the Sony Scoring Stage on March 21, 2008 with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, conducted by Don Harper.