Animals (South Korean TV series)

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GenreReality television
Created byMBC
Directed byKim Hyun-chul
Je Young-jae
StarringPark Joon-hyung
Kwon Yuri
Seo Jang-hoon
Yoon Do-hyun
Jang Dong-min
Kim Jun-hyun
Jo Jae-yoon
Kwak Dong-yeon
Don Spike
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production location(s)South Korea
Guangzhou, China
Running time60 minutes
Original networkMBC
Original releaseJanuary 25 (2015-01-25) –
March 29, 2015 (2015-03-29)
Related showsSunday Night

Animals (Hangul애니멀즈) was a South Korean reality-variety show; a part of MBC's Sunday Night lineup, along with Real Men. It was first aired on January 25, 2015[1] replacing Dad! Where Are We Going?. It features eleven celebrities who experience living with a variety of animals in an area created for the show called Animal Town. On March 16, 2015, MBC confirmed that the show will be cancelled after 3 months due to low ratings.[2][3] The show ended on March 29, 2015 and was replaced by King of Mask Singer.


On January 5, MBC announced that a pilot program would be replacing Dad! Where Are We Going?. They also stated that Animals would be a show about stars raising pet animals and that the directors of the show would be Kim Hyun-chul (Tears in Amazon) and Je Young-jae (Infinite Challenge). The first confirmed member of the show was former basketball player, Seo Jang-hoon.[4] Days later, several articles were released, confirming the 10 remaining members, g.o.d's Park Joon-hyung, comedians Jang Dong-min[5]& Kim Jun-hyun, songwriter Don Spike, actors Jo Jae-yoon & Kwak Dong-yeon, singer Yoon Do-hyun, M.I.B's KangNam, Super Junior's Eunhyuk, and the sole female member of the cast, Girls' Generation's Kwon Yuri.[6]

For the filming of the segment, 'Three Bears', Park Joon-hyung, Yuri, Jang Dong-min and Kwak Dong-yeon visited the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China to meet the panda triplets.[7]


The show was originally divided in three segments. Park Joon-hyung, Kwak Dong-yeon, Jang Dong-min and Yuri in the segment, 'Three Bears', where they visit a zoo in China to meet the panda triplets, Seo Jang-hoon, Don Spike and KangNam in the segment 'A dog went to kindergarten' where they visit a kindergarten and babysit six children and some dogs, Kim Jun-hyun, Eunhyuk, Jo Jae-yoon and Yoon Do-hyun in the segment 'OK Farm' where they experience living with animals such as ostriches, goats, sheep, donkeys, calves and pigs.[8]

Cancellation of 'Three Bears'[edit]

On February 9, 2015, MBC released a statement saying the segment 'Three Bears' will be cancelled, due to reports of Canine Distemper Virus spreading among the pandas. The viral disease has already caused the death of four pandas in China in the past few months, and the Chinese government decided to prohibit contact between non-zoo officials and the pandas. With the February 8 episode being the last episode with the segment, the show will continue with the two remaining segments, 'A dog went to kindergarten' and 'OK Farm'.[9][10]


Segment Name
Three Bears
Park Joon-hyung
Kwak Dong-yeon
Jang Dong-min
A dog went to kindergarten
Seo Jang-hoon
Don Spike
OK Farm
Kim Jun-hyun
Jo Jae-yoon
Yoon Do-hyun


In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will in be red, and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue.

List of ratings
Episode # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings[11] AGB Ratings[12]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 January 25, 2015 4.7%
2 February 1, 2015 4.3%


  1. ^ ""Animals" Finalized as the Variety Show to Replace "Dad! Where Are We Going?"". Soompi. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Lee Seung-rok (January 8, 2015). "베일벗은 '애니멀즈', '아마존' PD와 '무도' PD의 이색 콜라보". mydaily (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Lee Hyeon-yeong (January 8, 2015). "'아빠 어디가' 후속 '애니멀즈', 무도 PD와 다큐 PD의 만남 "서장훈·유리 출연 확정"". TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Hwang Hye-jin (January 5, 2015). "SNSD′s Yuri Currently Being Considered for New Animal Variety Show". Newsen. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Ahn, Woorim (January 9, 2015). "MBC new variety program 'Animals' Confirms Its Casts". bnt news. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Hong Jung-won (January 13, 2015). "SNSD's Yuri Confirmed as the Only Female Member of 'Animals'". Newsen. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  7. ^ Sora Ghim (January 15, 2015). "'Animals PD, "I Risked My Life To Shoot This"". bnt news. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  8. ^ Oh Ye-rin (January 25, 2015). ‘일밤-애니멀즈’ 첫 방송, 귀여운 동물들과 스타들의 신선한 조합. etoday (in Korean). Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  9. ^ Jo Yeon-kyung (February 9, 2015). "'Animals – Three Bears' Terminates Filming Due to Spread of Infectious Disease in China". Newsen. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Hong Se-young (February 9, 2015). "MBC "'애니멀즈-곰 세마리' 中전염병으로 종영 결정" 공식입장". DongA (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  11. ^ (in Korean) TNmS Multimedia Ratings Page
  12. ^ (in Korean) AGB Nielsen Media Research Ratings Page

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