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Exclusive: Animal Planet hooks Barcroft for wild pet series

Discovery Networks International has tapped UK indie Barcroft Productions to produce outrageous pet docu-series Preposterous Pets (pictured) for Animal Planet.
January 27, 2014

Discovery Networks International has tapped UK indie Barcroft Productions to produce outrageous pet docu-series Preposterous Pets (pictured) for Animal Planet.

The 6 x 60-minute series will travel the world and introduce audiences to eccentric pet owners keeping unusual pets such as polar bears, tigers, giraffes and alligators, realscreen can reveal.

The London-based prodco, which is the TV production arm of Barcroft Media, has also produced Body Bizarre for Discovery. Their other broadcast clients include TLC, Channel 5 and National Geographic Channel.

“Animal antics combined with the stories of the extraordinary people around the world who care for them is sure to be a winning combination,” said Helen Hawken, commissioner for animal content at Discovery Networks International, in a statement.

“This new series is the perfect blend of warmth, humor and jeopardy to capture the hearts and minds of the Animal Planet audience.”

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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