Animal Planet announces today the production of all-new series, THE AQUARIUM (working title), produced by Left/Right, a part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group (The Zoo) and Copper Pot Pictures. Georgia Aquarium, which plays a crucial role in aquatic conservation throughout the world, opens its doors to allow Animal Planet’s cameras unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the Western Hemisphere’s largest aquarium. The series will document incredible aquatic animals and the people dedicated to their care. THE AQUARIUM (wt) premieres in 2019.
THE AQUARIUM focuses on the care given to thousands of aquatic animals, the bond between animals and the staff and the stories about the animals who call the 10 million gallons of water at the aquarium home, including rescued Southern sea otters, endangered African penguins, rescued California sea lions, whale sharks, and manta rays. The series follows the day-to-day activities of the aquarium’s biologists, researchers and trainers, and reveals the mechanics of the aquarium, including 70 miles of piping, monitored by onsite 24 hour a day support technicians; the hourly filtering of all 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water; and the specialized exhibit lighting designed to simulate natural day and night cycles for a variety of species.
The series also documents Georgia Aquarium’s ongoing efforts to protect aquatic species in nature as they travel to their own backyard and across the world to countries and territories such as South Africa and St. Helena, a remote volcanic island in the South Atlantic.
“The Georgia Aquarium is home to an incredible array of animals and aquatic creatures and is also dedicated to many global conservation initiatives. We are delighted to be partnering with the team at the aquarium to bring viewers up-close to a wide range of unusual and very special animals in this all-access series,” said Susanna Dinnage, global president of Animal Planet.
“For years, Animal Planet has been bringing their audiences closer to some of the globe’s most interesting animals and fostering a connection to our natural world – which is exactly what Georgia Aquarium aims to do every day,” said Jessica Fontana, director of communications at Georgia Aquarium. “Animal Planet is the perfect home for this new, aquarium-focused series because we share the same mission to inspire and educate about not just aquatic animals, but the environments they inhabit. We are so proud to be a part of this series and cannot wait to show all of the hard work and dedication that goes not only into caring for thousands of animals, but also the animals in the ocean that desperately need our help.”
Georgia Aquarium and its dedicated teams are at the forefront of the science and conservation efforts for aquatic animals around the world. The aquarium and its animals have become important ambassadors for global conservation efforts by providing scientific expertise needed to address the severe issues facing our oceans and aquatic animals across the globe.
About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit georgiaaquarium.org
About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-demand access. For more information, please visit www.animalplanet.com.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Motor Trend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms. OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.