Jack Hanna fans and nature/animal lovers will enjoy this 60-episode DVD set, which is scheduled for release on Oct. 15. 30 episodes are from “Into the Wild,” and the other 30 are from “Animal Adventures.”
Even those who have never watched anything Jack Hanna-related will find something intriguing in these two shows. Hanna travels to many locations, including Zimbabwe, Peru, and Malaysia – just to name a few – looking at all different types of animals.
Each episode is informative, entertaining, and a good way for parents to introduce their children to not just Hanna’s shows, but also to the many animals of the world – including elephants, orangutans, snakes, dogs, and many, many more. And with Hanna’s charm and knowledge, you can binge on this set and never get bored.
While there are a lot of episodes that talk about the same kind of animals, Hanna makes it interesting by talking to different people in different locations. One episode of “Into the Wild” has him visiting a ranch for disabled dogs, while another takes a look at one place in South Africa where cheetahs and dogs work together.
Unfortunately there aren’t any special features to go along with this set, but 22 hours worth of episodes is plenty for those interested in purchasing this set.
Picture and sound: The image and sound quality are both good, but each episode looks like you’re just watching it on a DVR without the commercials. You see the “TV-G” rating as well as the “E/I” (educational and informational) logo in the top right corner throughout the episodes. Those don’t really serve as distractions, but it would have been nice to not have them in the DVDs.