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Disney Channel UK goes wild with new show

Disney is bringing cute and cuddly - as well as fierce and ferocious - to TV screens across the UK, following its acquisition of Blacklab Entertainment's wildlife series World Animal Championships.
July 18, 2014

Disney is bringing cute and cuddly – as well as fierce and ferocious – to TV screens across the UK, following its acquisition of Blacklab Entertainment’s wildlife series World Animal Championships.

The 52-part series is produced by the Brisbane, Australia-based prodco Blacklab Entertainment. Disney acquired the kids wildlife show from distributor  The Australian Children’s Television Foundation. It premiered on the Disney Channel UK on July 7, 2014.

The series features animals from big to small, competing for wildlife supremacy. It aims to figure out which animal is the strongest, grossest or scariest, along with a host of other categories. The wildlife-focused series is broadcast domestically by ABC3 and sold internationally by The Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

This news follows on the heels of Disney Junior announcing that it would launch a new live-action animal series of its own in the UK. Targeting the four- to seven-year-old set, Furry Friends will be produced in-house by Disney.

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