Series: Animal Magic
This was a British TV series from the 1960's and 1970's, aimed at children, in which zookeeper turned TV star Johnny Morris humorously explained the ways and lifestyles of his zoo animals to children by adding vocal soundtracks to his interactions with the animals, or their interactions with each other, Morris putting words into their mouths.
This TV show has examples of these tropes:
- Animal Reaction Shot: the raison d'etre of the show. Morris anthropomorphised their expressions and attitudes with expositions of what he imagined they were thinking.
- Animal Stereotypes: This was, effectively and literally, Lies to Children, introducing them to the animal world in a way small children could understand.
- British Accents: Johnny Morris was obviously a native Bristolian. BBC Bristol made the series. It shows in the accents.
- Fluffy Tamer: Johnny Morris with the more lively and dangerous specimens.
- Hilarity In Zoos: the setting called for this (Bristol Zoo)
- Stock Animal Behavior
- Stock Animal Diet
- Stock Animal Facts
- Stock Animal Name