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Discovery, BBC co-pro “Mini Monsters” gets premiere date

Mini Monsters, a Discovery Channel and BBC coproduction which covers the lives of smaller creatures such as chipmunks and beetles, is to premiere in the U.S. on May 31.
May 7, 2014

Mini Monsters, a Discovery Channel and BBC coproduction which covers the lives of smaller creatures such as chipmunks and beetles, is to premiere in the U.S. on May 31 at 9 p.m.

The two-hour special – narrated by Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage - will introduce viewers to the daily struggles for survival faced by smaller animals when it airs on Discovery Channel.

Using location filming, visual effects and new cameras developed for the series, Mini Monsters will explore life in the Savannah, jungles, forests and urban metropolises such as Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

“We’ve shared with viewers the incredible lives of the planet’s larger animals,” said Andrew Jackson, exec VP of production and development for Discovery Channel, in a statement. “Now it’s the turn of the unfamiliar and lesser-known lives of smaller creatures. These ‘mini monsters’ live in a world where a pine-cone can be a meteoroid and a drop of water a flood. These little heroes may be tiny, but they lead fascinating lives that we so rarely get a close view of.”

Exec producing for the BBC is Mike Gunton, with Mark Brownlow serving as series producer. For Discovery Channel, Jonathan Halperin is producer-writer with Robert Zakin as exec producer and John Cavanagh as producer.

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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