Animal Planet Goes Hollywood with Weekly Movie Night


Animal Planet will add theatrical movies to its lineup of animal-based reality and documentary programming beginning May 19.

The 90 million-subscriber network will launch its Saturday 7 p.m.-9 p.m. block of movies with Stuart Little, followed on consecutive weekends by Air Bud, Air Bud V and Homeward Bound. Other movies will include such classics as Fly Away Homeand Winged Migration.

“There’s something about the movies -- and animal-themed movies, in particular -- that captivates audiences and brings families together,” said Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet Media and Discovery Kids Media, in a prepared statement.

“Grab your cat, make room for the kids and your dog and settle in with us for a great animal movie every Saturday night,” she added.