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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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