Disney has announced that the Disney+ Original series, “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” will be released on the Nat Geo Wild channel in the United Kingdom this summer.

The first episode will be released on Sunday 22nd May at 6 pm BST, with new episodes being released weekly.

This series is narrated by the award-winning, fan-favourite Josh Gad, and gives viewers a backstage pass to explore the magic of nature within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Each of the eight episodes dives into the details, unveiling the multifaceted aspects of animal care, conservation and Disney Imagineering and showcases the parks’ magnificent array of more than 300 species and 5,000-plus animals and the herculean tasks their animal care experts undertake to keep things running day and night.

The series initially premiered on Disney+ in September 2020. While it’s been usual for National Geographic series to premiere on the linear networks and then be released on Disney+, but it’s rare for a series to go the other way around.  But it’s likely to become much more common as the lines between streaming and linear blur.

The entire first season of “The Magic Of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” is also currently available to stream on Disney+ now, and a second season is currently being filmed at the Animal Kingdom theme park.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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