6:00am PT by Sydney Odman
Animal Planet Greenlights Star-Studded Animated Series 'Celebrity Animal Encounters' (Exclusive)
Following unexpected run-ins with animals, Hollywood stars who lived to tell their tales sit down to recount their stories on Animal Planet's newest series, Celebrity Animal Encounters.
Animal Planet has greenlighted the series that was initially launched on Facebook Watch with shorter episodes. Over the course of that four-episode run, the series drew nearly 4 million views.
From hilarious run-ins to dangerous confrontations, each episode will feature a variety of actors, musicians, athletes and influencers, such as Kristen Bell, Al Roker, Danny Trejo and Whitney Cummings. 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.
Other episodes will feature stories from Moby, This Is Us star Justin Hartley, actor-comedian Kate Micucci and Judy Greer, among others.
Celebrity Animal Encounters is produced by Asylum Entertainment, with Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Ryann Lauckner, James Macnab and Todd Waldman serving as executive producers for Asylum. Animations are by Octopie Studios. For the network, Dawn Sinsel is senior executive producer and Pat Dempsey is producer.
The series is set to premiere on Animal Planet on July 27 at 10 p.m. Watch the trailer above.