Category: Film Music
Since its first broadcast in 2006, HR Hessischer Rundfunk has produced an extremely successful series of stories from the two zoos in Hesse, Frankfurt Zoo and Kronberg Opel Zoo. Countless animals, their vets and keepers are accompanied in their daily work in an informative and authentic way. The viewers gain an insight into the everyday life of the zoo and the professional world of all zoo employees. - From 2006-2018, ARD and all third channels broadcast 8 seasons with about 40 episodes each, - with an average of 2 million viewers each - a success story! - Olaf Pessler was the narrator from the beginning and the music was provided by the team Enjott Schneider & Marco Hertenstein. The music was composed especially for these zoo shows and dramaturgically tailored to the animals and living situations there.
Introduction: In addition to the 329 episodes in the official seasons 1-8 (each with 50 minutes), there were another 80 episodes in 2 seasons (Das Erste 2015-2016) as well as an XL version in 3 seasons (HR 2015-2018) and several specials on special occasions. Besides the animals, the heroes of the series are always the keepers, who have become familiar actors over 12 years of the show with enormous ties to the animals. Happy, thrilling and sad moments determine the emotionality of these films in equal measure, which were recorded by the film music in infinite variations and sensitive diversity.