Apple acquired a documentary and an animated movie for its streaming service

Apple has made a pair of recent acquisitions because it prepares for its forthcoming video streaming service: a documentary a few elephant matriarch that leads her herd to a brand new house, and an animated movie set in Eire, in line with Deadline.

Directed by filmmakers Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble and narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), The Elephant Queen made its premiere this weekend on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant. The story follows an elephant named Athena who leads her herd to a brand new watering gap throughout a drought, risking their youngest calves as they achieve this.

Wolfwalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, follows a younger girl and her father as they arrive in Eire to seek out the final pack of wolves within the nation, solely to try to save them as soon as she saves a local woman. Bloomberg reported earlier this 12 months that Apple was in discussions to select up the movie.

Apple’s streaming service is predicted to launch someday in March 2019. Up to now 12 months, the corporate has invested almost $1 billion to amass and develop unique content material for its forthcoming streaming service, together with a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Wonderful Tales, an area present from Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore, and an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Basis collection.

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