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Meerkat Manor 

This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers.

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Caroline Hawkins
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4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2008   2007   2006   2005  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Flower the Meerkat Flower the Meerkat ...  Self 30 episodes, 2005-2007
Mozart the Meerkat Mozart the Meerkat ...  Self 27 episodes, 2005-2007
Bill Nighy ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 2005-2006
Zaphod the Meerkat Zaphod the Meerkat ...  Self 22 episodes, 2005-2007
Youssarian the Meerkat Youssarian the Meerkat ...  Self 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Mitch the Meerkat Mitch the Meerkat ...  Self 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Sean Astin ...  Narrator / ... 14 episodes, 2007
Stockard Channing ...  Self - Narrator 13 episodes, 2008
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This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers. Flower is the leader/dominant female of the group, Zaphod is her partner and dominant male, Youssarian is Zaphod's younger brother and Flower's ex-lover and Mozart, Tosca and Shakespeare are all children of Flower. In our journey with this group we'll follow several intriguing events like: Fights with arch rival group the Lazuli; storms; death; family politics and the disappearance of a meerkat we had gotten to know very well. Written by SBMag

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Follow the daily saga of the Whiskers, a 12-inch tall family that's a lot like yours.

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Trivia

Narrators Bill Nighy and Sean Astin have both played the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. See more »

Connections

Featured in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) See more »

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22 May 2006 | by MichaelC91See all my reviews

The thing that struck me most about this program is that meerkats are more interesting than any Big Brother series. It has a distinct Big Brother style situation with cameras situated around a family of meerkats and it follows their everyday movements. The group is dominated by 'Flower'. The voice-over is totally hilarious as well for example; "Flower has been the only female in the family allowed to have babies, a) because she loves being the centre of attention, and b) because she's a psychopath" The program is what show like Big Brother and Celebrity Love Island want to be. The show is just a great piece of television, whether its the members of the family sneaking of to a different clan to have a quick nookie or to the young-ones fighting off elders for bits of scorpion!.


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Official Sites:

Animal Planet | Animal Planet | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalahari Desert, South Africa

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(seasons 1-2)
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