Arrow Media's high-profile series Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been commissioned for a second series, with even more exclusive access secured across new locations over an extended run of 10 hour long episodes.
Ash Potterton, Executive Producer, Arrow Media, says: "We are delighted that Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom has been commissioned by Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild and Disney+ for a second series. Arrow Media is renowned internationally across the factual landscape as a producer of innovative, world class content, including a raft of nature programming. We have a proven ability to make these types of programmes and, once again, the unrivalled behind-the-scenes access secured for this series allows us to give viewers another fascinating insight into what it takes to care for some of the rarest creatures on earth.The US market remains a key territory in the continuing expansion of Arrow Media, and this recommission helps us to continue to grow our portfolio of nature programming, as well as further cement our reputation across the pond."
The new series will deliver even more exclusive access to the vast array of animals in Disney's care at its resorts and theme parks, acrossa brand-new locations:
- Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
- Disney's Vero Beach Resort
- Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom will continue to feature access from the locations which also appeared in Season 1:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT
This 10-episode docu-series also showcases the dedicated team of animal experts who manage the around-the-clock needs of the animals, ranging from pulling a big tooth from Lil Joe, the manatee; throwing a birthday party for Galápagos tortoises; releasing sea turtles back into the wild after rehabilitation; hatching baby flamingos and more! From special enrichment programs and nutrition to encouraging animals to participate in their own medical care, the team has established strong bonds with the animals to maintain their health and promote their wellbeing.
The all-new season will debut on National Geographic January 1 2023. All episodes will be released on Disney+ Jan. 4.