Movies And Specials: 'Saving the Gorillas: Ellen's Next Adventure'

Post by: AYS Staff 17 September, 2023

Synopsis: What begins as Portia de Rossi’s simple desire to come up with a nice birthday gift for her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, snowballs into something bigger than anybody could have imagined. The couple find themselves embarking on one of the largest architectural and landscaping projects in the history of Rwanda, only to collide with challenges like volcanoes, earthquakes, and a global pandemic. It all culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them, their family and friends as they celebrate the opening of The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. It is an adventure filled with laughter, tears, and experiences none of them ever dreamed they'd have. At the center of it is Ellen, doing things that are not only life-changing for hundreds of others, but that affect an entire nation and give the mountain gorillas a hope for survival greater than they've ever had before. (Courtesy Animal Planet, 2023)

The Cast:

Production Credits:
For Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, Saving the Gorillas: Ellen's Next Adventure is executive produced by Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, and Craig H. Shepherd for Zero Point Zero Production; and Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman for A Very Good Production. The special is directed by Abigail Harper.

Premiere Date:
It premiered Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 on Animal Planet.

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