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MIPCOM Picks 2013 Best in Show: “Hidden Kingdoms”

This three-part natural history series may deal with critters less than a foot tall, but it packs a big punch for wildlife aficionados and general television viewers alike.
September 1, 2013

Partners: A BBC/Discovery/RTL/France Télévisions/CCTV9 coproduction in association with R.T.I S.p.A.; distributed by BBC Worldwide

Volume: 3 x 50 minutes, 1 x 50 minutes 3D

Airing: TBD

Rights available: Worldwide

This three-part natural history series may deal with critters less than a foot tall, but it packs a big punch for wildlife aficionados and general television viewers alike. It’s the first program from the BBC Natural History Unit to be shot in 4K, and with the production partners behind it, it’s guaranteed to look spectacular. Focusing on the ongoing struggle for survival faced by such tiny animals as the chipmunk and the elephant shrew, the series investigates three habitats – jungle and forest, savannah and desert, and metropolis – and how the “little heroes” navigate the challenges within each. Hidden Kingdoms offers further proof that big things can come in small packages.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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