DRG picks up “Baby Animals,” “Monsters”

London-based distributor DRG has inked the exclusive global rights to a number of wildlife and nature series set to launch at October's MIPCOM market in Cannes, including Natural Born Monsters (pictured) and Baby Animals in the Wild.
July 21, 2015

London-based distributor DRG has inked the exclusive global rights to a number of wildlife and nature series, including Natural Born Monsters (pictured) and Baby Animals in the Wild.

The Karga Seven Pictures-produced Natural Born Monsters follows explorer Sean Duggan across the globe as he unearths some of the world’s strangest, rarest and most dangerous creatures. The 8 x 60-minute series – which DRG will take to October’s MIPCOM market in Cannes – explores such animals as Australia’s highly venomous tiger snake and the African Nile crocodiles.

The distributor has also secured global rights to Wildbear Entertainment’s Baby Animals in the Wild and Australia Doesn’t Just Want to Kill You, both of which will also premiere at MIPCOM.

Baby Animals in the Wild features intimate and rare shots of the birth of young animals and their first days in their natural environments. The 10 x 48-minute series explores how various baby animals are designed for specific habitats.

Meanwhile, the 3 x 60-minute Australia Doesn’t Just Want to Kill You shadows Australian presenter and geoscientist Dr. Kelly Strzepek as she investigates technological advances locked within some of the world’s most dangerous creatures.

The acquisitions join the distributor’s existing slate of wildlife programming, which includes World’s Oddest Animal Odd Couples, a two-part series for BBC1 that explores unusual pairings within the animal kingdom. The Oxford Scientific Films-produced series launched at MIPTV earlier this year.

DRG’s wildlife catalog also includes such titles as Trees of Life, focusing on the survival of Africa’s most iconic animals, and For the Love of Elephants, which follows an orphaned baby African Elephant rescued in Kenya.

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