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Shamu TV IMDb

Shamu TV

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Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Distributor: The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet

Format: Weekly series combining comedy, variety, adventure, and documentary for children and adults.

Description: i. karumbah’s Lee Sommie and Renne Leatto wrote and directed the Shamu TV series pilot episode, Wild Arctic, which secured the show’s cable network deals. The show became a weekly feature on The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Renne and Lee wrote numerous subsequent episodes and Renne acted as Head Writer for three seasons. TV Guide selected one of our Emmy award winning episodes, Habitat Is Home, as its "Best Bets for Kids," the first such listing for an Animal Planet show. Renne also wrote numerous songs for the series, including The Ballad of Klondike and Snow, about the polar bear cubs SeaWorld adopted from the Denver Zoo.

  • Emmy AwardHabitat Is Home
    Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming
  • Emmy AwardAwesome Animal Companions
    Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming
  • Emmy Nomination – Best Educational Series
  • TV Guide reviewShamu TV: Habitat Is Home, chosen as a TV Guide’s “Best Bet For Kids”

Our many other Shamu TV episodes include:

  • The Living Reef
  • Creatures of the Keys
  • Wildlife of the Grasslands
  • Edge of Africa

Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures IMDb

Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures

Client: Spectrum Productions

Distributor: Syndicated on major network affiliates and independent stations nationwide.

Format: Weekly series combining adventure, and documentary for children and adults.

Description: Jack Hanna takes viewers on a weekly journey to learn about animals and the places they live on the most popular syndicated wildlife show in America. Renne worked on Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures as an episode and tease writer.

Company of Animals IMDb

Company of Animals

Client: PineRidge Film & Television

Distributor: Originally produced by PineRidge Film and Television for HGTV, now seen on the DIY network.

Format: Weekly hosted series.

Description: An upbeat look at loving and caring for various breeds of dogs, cats, and exotic pets, with an emphasis on fun.

Renne Leatto wrote numerous feature segments, show openers, promos, bumps, and teases for many of the 52 episodes of this national cable TV series.

All in Good Taste

All in Good Taste

Client: PineRidge Film & Television

Distributor: Originally produced by PineRidge Film and Television for HGTV, now seen on the DIY network.

Format: Weekly hosted series.

Description: A tasteful celebration of culinary delight, highlighting exotic foods, their places of origin, and the connoisseurs who appreciate them.

Renne Leatto wrote segments, show openers, promos, bumps, and teases for the series.