'Dinosaurs' maker unveils nature programs
LONDON — Impossible Pictures, the British company behind hit CGI docu skein “Walking With Dinosaurs,” has announced a slate of commissions including co-productions with Discovery, Animal Planet, Blighty’s ITV and BBC, France’s M6 and Germany’s ProSieben.
The new shows, “Prehistoric Park,” “Ocean Odyssey” and “T-Rex — 100 Years in Pictures,” are all big-budget event programming aimed at the international market.
The six-part “Prehistoric Park” is a co-prod of ITV1, ProSieben, Animal Planet, M6 and Fremantle Intl. It features zoologist Nigel Marven introducing a cast of extinct creatures from the age of the dinosaur.
“Ocean Odyssey,” the latest linkup of the BBC and Discovery, aims to bring auds spectacular re-creations of underwater volcanic eruptions and earthquake storms.
“T-Rex,” a one-hour special produced by the BBC, ProSieben, Animal Planet and Granada Intl., is a tongue-in-cheek celebrity biog of the planet’s most famous dinosaur.
“Impossible Pictures is always seeking to take audiences to places they have never been before,” said managing director Tim Haines. “Whatever the budget, we are always ambitious and we deliver.”