Animal Planet licenses trio from Disney

'Oceans,' 'African Cats,' 'Flamingos' to premiere on cabler

Animal Planet has licensed rights to three films in the Disneynature series from Disney-ABC Domestic TV.

The network will present the world basic-cable premiere of “Oceans” in the third quarter of this year and “African Cats” a year later, with the U.S. TV premiere of “The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos” sandwiched in between, in the fourth quarter of this year.

“Animal Planet is known for its epic nature films, and we continue to produce and look to license quality programming in this genre,” said Rick Holzman, the cabler’s senior programming and scheduling veep.

Pierce Brosnan narrates 2009’s “Oceans,” which boasts the use of newly developed underwater technology to examine the life beneath the water’s surface, while Samuel L. Jackson narrates 2011’s “African Cats,” which focuses on two rival lion prides as well as a cheetah family in peril. “Crimson Wing,” released Stateside in 2009, offers a rare look at the crimson-winged flamingo.

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