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Monday, February 18th, 2019
36 Years Ago Today

Here's the ending to Wild, Wild World of Animals on WTTW Channel 11 featuring that funky and memorable ending credits music. Thankfully, this was the first episode ending I've found where WTTW did not fade-out the credits early. (even though I remember the whole song vividly)

William Conrad (TV's Cannon) does the narration. This episode was about Bighorn Sheep of the Canadian Rockies. (unfortunately, no real episode list or guide seems to exist for this show)

Ending Credits:
From The Series Wild, Wild World of Animals
© 1974 Time-Life Films, Inc.
A Time-Life Television Presentation

Producer - Jonathan Donald
Field Producer - Wolfgang Bayer
Photography by Wolfgang Bayer
Teleplay by Warren Wallace
Film Editor - Mark Woodcock
Camera Assistant - Candice Seaver
Post Production - William H. Terry
Music - Gerhard Trede - Beatrice Witkin
Executive Producer for the Series - Jonathan Donald
Director of Programming - Time-Life Television - Peter Hansen
Executive Producer Time-Life Television - Eleanor Graves

We Wish To Thank - Jasper and Banff National Parks, Alberta, Canada

This aired on February 18, 1983.

WTTW Channel 11 - Wild, Wild World Of Animals (Ending, 1983)

Here's the ending to Wild, Wild World of Animals on WTTW Channel 11 featuring that funky and memorable ending credits music. Thankfully, this was the first episode ending I've found where WTTW did not fade-out the credits early. (even though I remember the whole song vividly)

William Conrad (TV's Cannon) does the narration. This episode was about Bighorn Sheep of the Canadian Rockies. (unfortunately, no real episode list or guide seems to exist for this show)

Ending Credits:
From The Series Wild, Wild World of Animals
(C) 1974 Time-Life Films, Inc.
A Time-Life Television Presentation

Producer - Jonathan Donald
Field Producer - Wolfgang Bayer
Photography by Wolfgang Bayer
Teleplay by Warren Wallace
Film Editor - Mark Woodcock
Camera Assistant - Candice Seaver
Post Production - William H. Terry
Music - Gerhard Trede - Beatrice Witkin
Executive Producer for the Series - Jonathan Donald
Director of Programming - Time-Life Television - Peter Hansen
Executive Producer Time-Life Television - Eleanor Graves

We Wish To Thank - Jasper and Banff National Parks, Alberta, Canada


This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 18th 1983 at a little before 3:30pm.

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The ending music may've been done by Gerhard Trede; Beatrice Witkin was an electronic music exponent who may've provided the synthesizer-heavy opening theme.

As for "WWWOA" itself, the show was a staple of WABC Channel 7 in New York during the 1970's; searching Google News Archive for which station would've been the Chicago outlet in that decade, though garbled, it would appear WBBM Channel 2 would've been the lucky station to carry this series (feel free to set me straight if I was led astray on this one).

Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, February 20th 2011 at 8:08am.

Music sounds like the music from a mid-1960's British spy TV series...I love it! That and the voice of William Conrad, the voice of Matt Dillon on radio and the VO announcer from "Rocky and Bullwinkle" and about a hundred other shows.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Sunday, February 20th 2011 at 9:07am.

I wish the Wild Wild World of Animals series was released on DVD sets.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Monday, February 21st 2011 at 1:44pm.

I remember there were two versions of the ending credit music. The other one was more fast-paced.

I used to watch that show every afternoon at 6:30pm when I was a kid. The ending music was sort of depressing to me because that was when I had to do homework.

Comment posted by Loyal32Fan on Tuesday, February 22nd 2011 at 11:21am.

I've since discovered WBBM did indeed run "WWWOA" in Chicago in the '70's. So evidently WTTW was the second.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, April 2nd 2011 at 6:04am.

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