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Jane's Animal Adventures — release date, plot, cast, trailer, first looks and all about the Apple TV+ drama series inspired by Dr Jane Goodall

Jane's Animal Adventures on Apple TV+ follows two young pals and their chimp friend hoping to protect the wild!

Jane's Animal Adventures is a kids TV series on Apple TV+ inspired by the world-renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, new kids’ show Jane sees two friends and a chimpanzee head off on epic adventures to protect wild animals all over the globe. 

Starring Ava Louise Murchison as nine-year-old Jane Garcia, we see her team up with her best friends David (Mason Blomberg) and chimpanzee Greybeard to help creatures in need. 

Ava is inspired by her idol Dr Jane Goodall, who said: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.” 

Dr Jane Goodall herself is thrilled to be the inspiration behind the series. “I’m excited about this opportunity and relationship with Apple and (production company) Sinking Ship,” she says. “The program ‘Jane’ spreads a message of hope and reminds children that the environment is something that we all have to be concerned about while also inspiring them and their parents to make a difference.” 

Here’s everything you need to know about Jane's Animal Adventures on Apple TV Plus...

The first look poster for Jane's Animal Adventures. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Jane's Animal Adventures release date

Jane's Animal Adventures is a 10-episode series that will launch worldwide on Apple TV+ from Friday April 14 2023. The show was previously just called Jane.

Is there a trailer for Jane's Animal Adventures? 

Yes a trailer for Jane's Animal Adventures has arrived from Apple TV+. The show looks both fun and informative. Take a look below...

Jane's Animal Adventures plot 

Jane follows nine-year-old Jane Garcia (Ava Louise Murchinson), a budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals. She uses her imagination to take her friends — David (Mason Blomberg) and chimpanzee Greybeard — around the world to do what they can to help, because, according to her idol Dr Jane Goodall: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.”

Help there's a rhino in the room! (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Jane's Animal Adventures cast — who's starring in the Apple TV Plus drama

Ava Louise Murchinson stars as young Jane Garcia. She’s previously starred as Tally Hubble in Prime Video thriller series Reacher and will be in the upcoming series Accused

Ava is joined by Mason Blomberg, who plays Jane's pal David. Mason has previously starred in Shameless, Furry Fortune, The Baxters, 9-1-1: Lone Star and lent his voice to Kid Chip in the movie Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Tamara Almeida (Secrets at the Inn), Dan Abramovici, Sam Marra and newcomer Jazz Allen also star. 

Guest stars include Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (The Mandalorian), Al Rodrigo (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), Lucian-River Chauhan (Encounter), Samantha Walkes (Orphan: First Kill), Brian George (The Neighborhood) and  Academy Award nominee Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves). 

Ava Louise Murchinson as Jane and Mason Blomberg as David on their mission. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

The series soundtrack for Jane's Animal Adventures on Apple TV+

Jane's Animal Adventures has an amazing soundtrack to listen out for with three-time Grammy Award nominated singer Leona Lewis performings the new original theme song One Step Close. The song is written by Diane Warren, a 14 time Academy Award nominated and Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner.

Diane Warren says: “When I was asked to write the song for Apple TV+’s new series based on Jane Goodall’s mission, I couldn't say yes fast enough. She is my hero. The work she has done has inspired so many including me, and now she has inspired my song, ‘One Step Closer.’ I am so excited to be a part of this! Leona Lewis was the perfect artist for this since along with being one of the best singers in pop music, she is also a fellow animal advocate warrior."

Leona Lewis adds: “As a fellow animal rights advocate, I jumped at the chance to perform the theme song for Apple TV+’s ‘Jane’s Animal Adventures,’ inspired by Dr. Goodall’s work. Dr. Goodall’s tireless mission to save our planet and the animals roaming in it has been a huge inspiration to me, and I’m so happy to be part of such a special show and message.  Diane Warren's ‘One Step Closer’ is a beautifully moving song about what we can do to change the world and it has been such a privilege to collaborate with her on this."

Leona Lewis sings the show's song One Step Close. (Image credit: Getty)
Jane's Animal Adventures is a drama inspired by the work of Dr Jane Goodall. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

 All about Dr Jane Goodall 

Dr Jane Goodall has been at the forefront of protecting and studying the world's wildlife since the 1960s. (Image credit: Getty)

British primatologist and anthropologist Dame Jane Goodall is regarded as the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees. She went to Tanzania in 1960 and witnessed human-like behaviours amongst the animals, so carried out a 60-year-old study on their social and family interactions. Jane discovered that chimpanzees could use tools and that they weren’t vegetarians. 

Jane later founded the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees and their habitats and later its youth programme Roots & Shoots. She has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues and also paved the way for women to work in conservation, which was previously a male-dominated field. She recently met up with Hilary and Chelsea Clinton for their Apple TV+ documentary Gutsy.

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