Animal Planet once again looks at 'Animal Icons'

MUMBAI: Animal Planet which is devoted to the animal world has announced that its show Animal Icons has returned.

The show looks at animals of fact and fiction that have sparked pop culture frenzies and merchandising mammoths for generations. From comic book heroes like Batman to larger-than-life Hollywood giants like King Kong, creative writers and artists have taken endless inspiration from real ? but no less remarkable ? earth-roaming animals.

Each episode looks at different phenomena ? ranging from cartoons to fast cars to holiday tales to cinematic adventures ? generated by human fascination with these amazing animals. The show will air every Sunday at 11 pm.

Viewers follow interviews with historians, animal experts and celebrities of the human variation to discover the evolution of real-life animals to extraordinary idols that have captivated the imaginations and adventurous spirits of people for generations.

This season includes appearances by famous personalities like directors Steven Spielberg and John Landis, writer Stan Lee and actors Kurt Russel, David Hasselhoff and Jeff Goldblum. Combined with film clips and rare footage, each episode helps to answer the question: why have these characters become pop culture icons around the globe?
The episode Animated Animals airs on 26 November 2006. It takes a fast-paced, funny and informative tour through the history of cartoon cinema and television, to explain how animals in animation are usually metaphors for the best, worst and funniest aspects of human behaviour.

Comic Book Creatures airs on 3 December, 2006. From comic book heroes like Batman to larger-than-life Hollywood giants like King Kong, this episode looks at different phenomena ? ranging from cartoons to fast cars to holiday tales to cinematic adventures, generated by human fascination with these amazing animals.

Animals On Wheels airs on 10 December. This episode will feature the fastest - and fastest-selling - automobiles to hit the roads, as well as the men and women who love them. It offers a look at how cars and animals have become irrevocably intertwined.

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