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Nat Geo Wild to air Disneynature’s “Bears,” “Chimpanzee”

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild has acquired six Disneynature films from Walt Disney Studios including Chimpanzee (pictured), Bears and Wings of Life, which it will debut in January and air throughout 2015.
December 15, 2014

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild has acquired six Disneynature films from Walt Disney Studios including Chimpanzee (pictured), Bears and Wings of Life, which it will debut in January and air throughout 2015.

The films are to form part of the net’s Sunday night ‘Destination Wild’ strand, which presents blue-chip natural history programming.

Leading the film showcase is Chimpanzee, which follows a young chimp named Oscar through the African rainforest. The doc – which is narrated by actor Tim Allen – will have its network TV premiere on January 11 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Other films set to enjoy network TV premieres throughout the year include Bears, which follows Alaskan bear cubs Amber and Scout, and Wings of Life, looking at winged creatures from hummingbirds to bats.

The remaining films premiering on the net include Oceans, which investigates deep-water creatures; African Cats, on a group of cheetahs and lions in the Savanna; and The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos, on thousands of flamingos who migrate to Lake Natron in northern Tanzania.

Also premiering on the network will be Disney Library film Deep Blue, which follows sea creatures such as polar bears and sharks.

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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