New series gives an up-close and compelling look of five baby animals in the wild
Love Nature announces the greenlight of its new original commission New Kids in the Wild, which follows the lives of five baby animals, including Usana the cheetah cub, shown above
(Washington, D.C. – August 13, 2020) – Love Nature, a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand with online and linear platforms reaching 200 million homes around the world, announced today the greenlight of New Kids in the Wild (5 x 60’; UHD), a captivating series that follows the first crucial months in the lives of five baby animals. Each episode delves into the experience of a different animal, from its birth and first fragile steps to its venture out into the world to face formidable challenges. Audiences will get to know the unique personalities of each of these endearing youngsters, including: Usana the cheetah cub, who fights off troublesome jackals; Ravi, the young lion-tailed macaque, who evades a deadly king cobra; Lyca the wild-dog pup, who helps her family track a huge antelope; Chinga the lion cub who forms a strong lifelong bond with her sister, and Chico the ingenious capuchin who learns how to use stone-age tools to open nuts. A Love Nature original commission, New Kids in the Wild is co-produced by Off The Fence and ARTE. Blue Ant International will oversee pre-sales and licensing exclusively in the U.S. and Canada.
“This tender look at baby animals and their families has a universal appeal that is perfect for co-viewing across generations,” says Carlyn Staudt, EVP, Love Nature. “The intimate stories of nurturing and discovery are set amid awe-inspiring and vibrant surroundings, which, shot in UHD, will bring audiences even closer to the epic natural world that shapes their lives.”
New Kids in the Wild reveals the fascinating ways the five featured baby animals use their instincts to overcome droughts, escape predators, battle hunger and evade human encroachment. Shot in UHD, the crew works closely with world-renowned scientists to capture intimate close-ups of the animals and their families. Additionally, 4K drone shots reveal incredible details and provide an epic view of the distinct wild regions in which they live.
New Kids in the Wild is executive produced by Debbie Hinnigan from Off The Fence. James Manfull will executive produce the series on behalf of Love Nature.
Love Nature is a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand that brings audiences powerful stories about the natural world that foster a deeper understanding of and connection to the planet we call home. Our award winning library of 4K natural history series and documentaries are available on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms available around the world and through partnerships with top-tier pay-TV platforms and streamers, reaching over 200 million households globally. Love Nature is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Engage with us at lovenature.com / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram