Really Wild Animals

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  • 1993
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (81)

This nature documentary series aimed at children aired two seasons on CBS between 1993 and 1998. The format of the show utilized footage of animals in the wild accompanied by narration that taught young viewers about the animals featured. The series was hosted by actor Dudley Moore, who provided the voice of an animated character in the form of a talking globe named Spin. The series was initially released by the National Geographic Society on VHS video tape, and only later did the series air on broadcast television; episodes of the home-video version were 45 minutes in length, but the broadcast episodes were edited to 30 minutes.

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Secret Weapons
25. Secret Weapons
January 1, 1996
Kids go on a world-wide mission with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go to get the inside scoop on the secret weapons that help animals survive. Kids discover how skunks say "go away!" with a smelly spray, why a cobra's bite is such a fright and how lizards are wizards at capturing bugs with their long, sticky tongues! Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Animal Rescuers
24. Animal Rescuers
January 1, 1996
Kids join a world tour with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go, to meet real-life animal rescuers keeping koalas safe in Australia, protecting pandas in China and running with rhinos in Africa. And, they learn how they can help. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Island Magic
23. Island Magic
January 1, 1996
Kids set sail with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go on a tour to visit the weird, wonderful, and wet wildlife that live and visit magical islands. Madagascar, New Zealand, and Australia are just a few of the stops as kids meet lemurs, chameleons, and Tasmanian Devils- who have uniquely adapted to their unique environments. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Amazing Journeys
22. Amazing Journeys
January 1, 1996
Kids won't have to pack a suitcase to join Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, on some of the incredible trips animals make in their natural instinct to migrate. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Barnyard Safari
21. Barnyard Safari
January 1, 1993
Kids go on a barnyard safari with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go, and discover that a farmyard family reunion could include everything from horses and cows to warthogs and zebras! Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Far Out Families
20. Far Out Families
January 1, 1995
Kids join Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, for a worldwide tour of animal families - elephants, octopuses, ostriches, bullfrogs and baboons. Fabulous footage and music videos will drive kids straight up the family tree. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Hanging with the Primates
19. Hanging with the Primates
January 1, 1995
Kids go on a wild adventure with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, to meet aye-ayes from Madagascar, lar gibbons from Thailand, Asian orangutans, mountain gorillas and bush babies of Africa. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Creature Features
18. Creature Features
January 1, 1995
Kids travel with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, to take a creepy close-up look at animals that bite and sting, creep and crawl, and basically suffer from a bad reputation. From the mysteries of the vampire bat and the deadly black widow spider to the pesky fire ant and the remarkable dung beetle, kids learn the importance of the food chain and how these creepy creatures depend on each other for survival. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Dinosaurs Alive
17. Dinosaurs Alive
January 1, 1995
Kids journey back in time with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, to discover how paleontologists are working to uncover the mystery surrounding the dinosaurs' disappearance. Kids meet raging raptors and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex while they explore why creatures such as cockroaches, alligators, and snakes managed to survive when dinosaurs vanished. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Cool Cats
16. Cool Cats
January 1, 1995
Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, takes kids to Africa to meet lions, leopards and cheetahs, to India to find the striped and elusive tiger and then to South America to meet the jaguar, ocelot, and margay. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
The Case of the Curious Canines
15. The Case of the Curious Canines
January 1, 1995
Spin, National Geographic's animated globe on the go, introduces young detectives to the gray wolf and coyote of North America, the wild dog and bat-eared fox of Africa and explains how all dogs signal emotions through amazing body language and vocalizations. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Cold, Cold South
14. Cold, Cold South
January 1, 1994
Kids will travel to Antarctica with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go where playful penguins, slippery seals and hungry humpback whales swim in the slushy sea. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Polar Prowl
13. Polar Prowl
January 1, 1994
Kids will experience the chills and thrills at the top of the earth with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go. From polar bears and walruses to killer whales, kids come face to face with amazing animals who rule in the cool. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Asia's Living Legends
12. Asia's Living Legends
January 1, 1993
Kids will travel with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go to meet Asia's Living Legends - giant pandas in China, acrobatic orangutans in the rain forests of Borneo, and Asian elephant families in India. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
North America Round-up
10. North America Round-up
January 1, 1993
Kids journey with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go to meet North America's amazing animals - from the black bear and the busy dam-building beaver, to the prowling polar bear and the cactus-dwelling Gila woodpecker. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Amazing North America
9. Amazing North America
January 1, 1993
Kids will go on a wild ride with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go as he zips around North America. From the frozen wilds of Canada to the dry deserts of Mexico, kids meet the amazing animals that make North America a continent full of surprises including the tenacious ground squirrel, the resourceful rattlesnake and the awesome alligator. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Rainforest Romp
8. Rainforest Romp
January 1, 1993
Kids will explore the tropical rainforest to meet a whole host of amazing creatures - the slow-moving sloth, the high-flying harpy eagle, and the river dolphin with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Totally Tropical Rainforest
7. Totally Tropical Rainforest
January 1, 1993
Kids will take a totally tropical trip to the rain forest with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go to meet spotted jaguars, colorful poison-arrow frogs and loud-mouthed howler monkeys - all captured by the world's finest filmmakers. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Beach Party Splash
6. Beach Party Splash
January 1, 1993
Kids will explore the earth's last great frontier -- under the sea -- with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go for an amazing ocean adventure. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Deep Sea Dive
5. Deep Sea Dive
January 1, 1993
Kids will dive into fun and explore the world's oceans from surface to seafloor with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go. They'll come face to face with great whales, friendly dolphins, scary sharks, and all of the ocean's amazing treasures. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Astounding Australia
4. Astounding Australia
January 1, 1993
Kids will explore Australia with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go for a first-hand account of incredible creatures - frilled lizards, dingos, emus, and koalas. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Wonders Down Under
3. Wonders Down Under
January 1, 1993
Kids will travel to the land "down under" with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go and learn why the animals of Australia are so odd! From leaping kangaroos to paddling platypuses to cuddly koalas, you won't believe the amazing variety of animals that make this island world their home. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Amazing Africa
2. Amazing Africa
January 1, 1993
As they explore this huge continent with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go, kids will experience the incredible ways that zebras, meerkats, rhinos, and elephants survive in the wild. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Swinging Safari
1. Swinging Safari
January 1, 1993
Kids join a wild African safari with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go to experience the amazing ways that animals like cheetahs, crocodiles, rhinos and elephants survive. They'll experience life in a lion pride, what it's like to be a chimp, and much more. Really Wild Animals is a fun-filled, award-winning children's series featuring amazing animals, original music videos and National Geographic's stunning cinematography that send kids on wild adventures. Narrated by Dudley Moore. For ages 4-10.
Description

This nature documentary series aimed at children aired two seasons on CBS between 1993 and 1998. The format of the show utilized footage of animals in the wild accompanied by narration that taught young viewers about the animals featured. The series was hosted by actor Dudley Moore, who provided the voice of an animated character in the form of a talking globe named Spin. The series was initially released by the National Geographic Society on VHS video tape, and only later did the series air on broadcast television; episodes of the home-video version were 45 minutes in length, but the broadcast episodes were edited to 30 minutes.

Really Wild Animals is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1993.

Where to Watch Really Wild Animals

Really Wild Animals is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Really Wild Animals on demand at Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (81)