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Animal Planet Greenlights Animated Series ‘Celebrity Animal Encounters’

Animated series produced by Asylum Entertainment will feature Kristen Bell, Al Roker, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer, Justin Hartley, Whitney Cummings, and more.

Cable network Animal Planet has greenlit a new animated series called Celebrity Animal Encounters. Featuring unexpected incidents with members of the animal kingdom, the series is narrated by a slew of celebrities including Kristen Bell, Al Roker, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer, Justin Hartley and Whitney Cummings.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

“From hilarious run-ins to dangerous confrontations, each episode will feature a variety of actors, musicians, athletes and influencers… While each star narrates their story, audiences will be treated to an animated reimagining of each encounter.

For example, Bell explains the story about her famous encounter with a sloth, Roker reveals his shocking experience trapped in a tent with a hungry bear, Trejo tells how he rescued a lost dog and Cumming recounts her experience battling a group of coyotes in her yard who were fixated on her dog.”

Further episodes will reportedly feature stories from musician Moby, and comedian Kate Micucci, among others.

Celebrity Animal Encounters began as a short-form digital series on Facebook Watch that drew in nearly four million views over the course of its four-episode run. It is being produced by Asylum Entertainment with the animation provided by Octopie Studios. Executive producers at Asylum are Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Ryann Lauckner, James Macnab and Todd Waldman. Animal Planet’s Dawn Sinsel is senior executive producer, and Pat Dempsey is producer.

The series premieres on Animal Planet on July 27 at 10 p.m. Head over to THR to read the full story, and watch the trailer in the player below:

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.