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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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