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Meerkat Manor Movie - The Story Begins - PREMIERS 5/25!!!

In memory of the Flower -- the infamous meerkat matriarch who climbed her way to lead the "Whiskers" clan -- Animal Planet is airing the movie MEERKAT MANOR: THE STORY BEGINS over Memorial Day Weekend Sunday, May 25, from 8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT following its theatrical debut at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film tells the story of Flower before she became the Manor's famous first lady on Animal Planet's Emmy-nominated series MEERKAT MANOR. Filmed over a seven-month period, MEERKAT MANOR: THE STORY BEGINS follows the real-life adventures of the Whiskers family. In partnership with Oxford Scientific Films/Southern Star, Cambridge University and world-renowned animal behavioralist Professor Tim Clutton-Brock, Animal Planet and Discovery Films span Flower's incredible journey from birth to matriarch of the Whiskers mob. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, the film traces the transformation of Flower from a young, inexperienced meerkat into a remarkable leader who puts her family above all in the fight for survival in one of the harshest deserts on the planet. Fans witness Flower's growth as she raises her family and forges a legacy amidst the unforgiving landscape and constant dangers of the Kalahari. MEERKAT MANOR: THE STORY BEGINS captures unique vantage points of these distinctive animals using cameras attached to helicopters and "meerkam" technology with underground camera systems specially designed to view the meerkats in their burrows. MEERKAT MANOR: THE STORY BEGINS is directed by documentary filmmakers Mike Slee and Chris Barker and written by Michael Olmert and Judy Morris. Clare Birks is executive producer and Caroline Hawkins is producer for Oxford Scientific Films/Southern Star. Executive producers for Discovery Communications/Discovery Films are Mark Wild, Mick Kaczorowski and Carole Tomko. Click here for more info: Animal Planet on Facebook! Animal Planet on MySpace!
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