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The Best About Africa Movies and TV Shows on Disney+

Finding a good About Africa movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best About Africa movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Disney+.

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1. Jane

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7.8/10
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77/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (NatGeo), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

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6.9/10
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74/100
Released: 1990Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: With his nephews and niece, everyone's favorite rich uncle, Scrooge McDuck, treks from his mansion home in Duckburg in search of the long-lost loot of the thief Collie Baba. But finding the goods isn't quite what it's "quacked" up to be! Their thrilling adventure leads to comical chaos, magical mayhem, and a lesson about what is far more valuable than money, gold and jewels.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. The Lion King 1½

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6.6/10
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74/100
Released: 2004Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all about Timon and Pumbaa and tag along as they search for the perfect home and attempt to raise a rambunctious lion cub.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

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6.5/10
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74/100
Released: 1998Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the eye of Kovu, the son of the evil lioness, Zira. Will Kovu steal Kiara's heart?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. African Cats

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7.6/10
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70/100
Released: 2011Rated: G
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Timon & Pumbaa

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62/100
Year: 1995-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 8
Animation, Children

What it's about: The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an animated comedy television series made by the Walt Disney Company. It centers on Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog from the Disney film franchise The Lion King, without most of the other characters in the franchise. The show ran for three seasons from September 16, 1995 to September 24th, 1999.

Where to Watch: 85 episodes (46%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+).

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7. The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

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61/100
Released: 2008Rated: G
Documentary

What it's about: In the remote and forgotten wilderness of Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, one of nature's last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and death of a million crimson-winged flamingos.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Cheetah

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55/100
Released: 1989Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to race it against greyhounds, the two city kids, together with a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue the cheetah.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Young Black Stallion

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Released: 2003Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Wild

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53/100
Released: 2006Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. The Lion Guard

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52/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Disney & Disney JR). 54 episodes (65%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+). 22 episodes (27%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW). 59 episodes (71%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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12. Whispers: An Elephant's Tale

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Released: 2000Rated: G
Family, Drama

What it's about: A nameless baby elephant-steer was just getting used to life in the herd, when poachers kill his mother, so he runs and gets lost. He's found by a grouchy female, Groove, the sister of an alpha-female, who walks off disgusted with life in her herd. Not exactly wholehearted, she still takes the orphan under her wing, 'till we find your herd', but fails to find his herd, or a new home with males -who find him disrespectful and mouthy- or her own herd, which nicknames the kid whispers since his trumpeting is so weak. meanwhile the fear for poachers and (that is, in the movie) lions drives them north over the great river, a long and dangerous journey...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).