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6 January 1963 (USA) See more »
Host Marlin Perkins explores various animals in their natural habitats. Full summary »
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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Marlin Perkins ... Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 1963-1985)

Series Directed by
Don Meier (7 episodes, 1963-1983)
Series Writing credits
Allan Eckert (4 episodes, 1971-1981)
Richard Cromer (2 episodes, 1963)
Don Meier (2 episodes, 1963)

Series Produced by
Don Meier .... producer (9 episodes, 1963-1984)
Patrick Collins .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1963)
Robert W. Davison .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1968-1979)
Richard Reinauer .... associate producer (1 episode, 1971)
Series Original Music by
Richard A. Girvin (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Hans A. Graff (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Cinematography by
Robert W. Davison (7 episodes, 1965-1984)
Ralph Nelson (1 episode, 1971)

Rod Allin (unknown episodes)
Warren Garst (unknown episodes)
Fred R. Krug (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Bernard Braham (6 episodes, 1971-1984)
Hans A. Graff (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Reinauer .... assistant director (1 episode, 1971)
Series Sound Department
Jim Moore .... sound effects / foley mixer (10 episodes, 1979-1984)

Michelle Landes .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 1980-1985)
Greg Curda .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Al Cobine .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Other crew
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Wild Kingdom" - USA (alternative title)
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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Revived in the 2000s on the Animal Planet cable channel.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Echoing fond memories..., 26 April 2006
Author: Greg Curda ( from Northern Mariana Islands

I would like to second Huck's comments.

"Wild Kingdom" was my first show and the beginning of my career. I was one of those guys in the the offices on Chicago's Miracle Mile. I was a young lad, hired as an apprentice sound editor by the late, great Jim Bourgeois, my mentor and Master. Jim's company, Sync Marc, which included editors Richard Albrecht and Denny Hough was subcontracted by Don Meier to do sound editing.

"Wild Kingdom" was very well done, and in a way spoiled me because I thought all shows would be that good, both technically and creatively. It set my standard. Production was, in deed, a well oiled machine and post followed suit.

I fondly remember my frequent trips to Zenith for mag transfers of SFX, BGs, and MX. We are in the digital age with many advances, but "Wild Kingdom" taught me about the power of FILM, physical FILM, in my hand.

The toss I always liked was, "Just like the Giant Antellope, you too need protection. Mutual of Omaha..." well....I think he said that....Or did I just cut a new one from trims?

Here's to a great show and a personal milestone.

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