Infinity Nature Shows Are Not Just for Kids8 Jun, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
Infinity Entertainment Group July 21 (prebook June 16) releases three new nature DVDs from Smithsonian Networks that, according to Rick Buehler, VP of sales and acquisitions, have a broader appeal than children’s programming alone.
“These titles have such range,” he said. “These are high-end nature kids shows, and the parents will enjoy them as well. They’re not only educational, they’re adventurous.”
Pandas in the Wild ventures to the remote Chinese Quinling Mountains, where Smithsonian Networks gained permission to film the rare giant pandas for the first time in their natural habitat.
The Big Blue visits the ocean just south of Australia, taking high-definition cameras underwater for an up-close look at the enormous blue whale, the world’s largest living creature.
Wanted: Anaconda isn’t a Hollywood horror film, but instead chronicles the journey of German wildlife photographers and biologists who tracked the giant snakes in Guyana, searching for the largest anaconda in the world.
Buehler said, based on the success of Infinity’s first Smithsonian Networks DVD, Critter Quest!, the new DVDs will perform very well for two main reasons: packaging and a price of $9.98 each.
“If these do well, we’ll continue to build this kidvid brand,” Buehler said. “And I’m sure we’ll see a boxed set down the line. They’re intimate looks at nature that no one has seen before, and they’re done in a fun and interesting way.”