Arrow Media has won the first Nat Geo order made directly for the new Disney+ service.


The Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a behind the scenes look at two of the world’s most famous animal parks – Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s The Seas. Audiences will be able to see what it takes to care for the rare creatures and operate the theme park.


Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is executive produced byTom Brisley, Ash Potterton and Rick Dowlearn. Dean Bushala is supervising producer, and Emma Jones is series edit director.


Tom Brisley, Creative Director, Arrow Media, says: “This is the first direct commission for National Geographic from Disney+ and we are thrilled to be making it. Arrow Media is proud to be granted the first full behind-the-scenes access to see the incredible work that takes place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Their commitment to animal welfare and animal conservation is second to none and it has been such a rewarding experience to capture that in the series. There’s no better time to be a factual producer. We are delighted to be consolidating and growing our relationship with National Geographic, Disney+ and other leading streamers. We also have a long-standing relationships with all the main American cable channels and we are delighted to grow with them as their streaming services come on line.”

Staff Reporter

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