When Animals Attack


This feature was a three part series and was the beginning of an entirely new genre of programming called “Animal Shockumentaries”.

To this day, these types of shows continue to be a successful format for television. The late Robert Urich was the host and maintained a cool, even demeanor with a brief, conversational commentary throughout the show combined with minimal sensationalism.

Many of these clips were accumulated from home movies while others were professionally-shot (but unplanned) footage of a variety of animal attacks on people in various situations. Over the course of the three shows, the animals involved included everything from ordinary household pets attacking, fighting bulls and elephants, lions and bears completely out of control.