Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: The Definitive 50 Episode Collection
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The episodes included in the Definitive 50 Episode Wild Kingdom Collection are all from previously released Wild Kingdom DVDs as follows:
The African Wild - Disks 1 and 3.
The African Wild 2 - Disk 3.
Australia's Awesome Animals - Disk 2.
Dangerous Encounters in the Wild - Disks 1 and 3.
Hunters of the Sky - Disks 1, 2 and 3.
Mammals of North America - Disks 1 and 3.
Wild Cats - Disks 1 and 3.
As to some of the information from the shows being dated, that is true. As a previous reviewer mentioned, one has to view them in context.
The folks in their 30s,40s, and 50s are probably the best target audience for the shows, although they should appeal to a broader audience. There is a large nostalgia factor here.
As to the presentation, well....this IS a BCI release, after all. They are not always bastions of great quality DVD releases. Actually, they didn't do a bad job. I picked this one up at a discout club for $23. Not bad for 7 double sided discs and 50-30 minute episodes.
(I also complain that the box is rather a poor touch and there is very little documentation included....not even production dates).
I think it was definitely worth the $$. It is interesting to watch and covers a broad range of animals. the quality is not the greatest but my son hasn't noticed. As one viewer mentioned this is footage from the 60-70's.
I would far rather watch this with my son that cartoons.
I got this as a Christmas present for my father - i remember watching it with him when I was little - now I'm watching it with my children - and they love it as much as I always have - the 50 episodes have a great variety of all the show had to offer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very pleased with it. I found it excellent although it is an old series (Aired 1963 to 1971) so the film quality is not like today.Published 2 months ago by Michael J.
Watched one episide and donated them. Should have reviewed the publication date to realize how outdated the cameras /technology was in the 1970's. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kim K
This has great videos. If you love animals you will enjoy this. They make a great family night. They are just greatPublished on May 31, 2013 by Deborah Cole
The material is dated and comes across a little corny. There is too much time spent capturing animals instead of filming them in their natural environment. Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by don
My husband loves animal videos and had never seen the Mutual of Omaha series. It's a little "old school" but a lot of fun.Published on May 20, 2011 by Genie
Fantastic program---like no other---totally unique and memorable from my childhood. However, these shows are created one season at a time---why not offer them: 1) by season... Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by jazjef
Mabye some of the info. in this series may be outdated but,i watched this as a kid. I orginally checked this out through my local library and i really enjoyed seing how they... Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Anthony Kurtzweil