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Wild Kingdom (wildlife documentary, hosted by Marlin Perkins)

     (NBC Weekends, 1963 - 1971;
      Syndicated, 1971)

     [aka: "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom";

      Mutual of Omaha insurance company was the longtime sponsor 
      of this long-running animal series hosted and narrated by
      the former host of "Zoo Parade", Marlin Perkins; although
      several other hosts or co-hosts appeared from time to time;
      The most prominent of these was Jim Fowler, who took over
      the role of host full-time following Marlin Perkins death 
      in 1986;

      The series produced by Don Meier Productions, was a fixture 
      of the late Saturday Afternoon slot on NBC from 1963 - 1968;
      when the FCC's "Prime Time Access" rule bounced it so that 
      more local programming could be aired, NBC sued to create a
      legal test case which NBC then lost; the series went to NBC's
      Sunday schedule for three more seasons; But eventually went
      into syndication with a combination of new and re-run shows
      for many more years]


Theme 1: "Wild Kingdom Theme"

    [ASCAP alternate titles...
     aka: "Wild Kingdom (M & E)";

     BMI alternate titles...
     aka: "Wild Kingdom Main Theme";
     aka: "Wild Kingdom Main Title";
     aka: "Wild Kingdom End Theme";

     William G. "Bill" Loose was also the composer of THEMEs for
     several other wildlife and travel shows including series
     hosted by Jack Douglas, Bill Burrud and Lorne Greene]

     Composer: William George ("Bill") Loose (ASCAP/BMI)


     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                      Performed Compositions]

     1986 Publisher: Ruthanne Music Co. (BMI)
                         of Half Moon Bay, CA

     2002 Publishers: [for current Title, Publisher and Licensing
                       information regarding this THEME...
                       contact Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and
                       the American Society of Composers, Authors
                       and Publishers (ASCAP)]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Wild Kingdom"

     Composer: Donald T. Meier (BMI)
              [Don Meier was the producer of the series, so
               this may refer to one of the other THEMEs which
               was originally a "work-for-hire" composition]

     2001 Publisher: Don Meier Music (BMI)
                        of Winnetka, IL

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 3: "Wild Kingdom"

     Composer: Carl H. ("Doc") Severinsen (ASCAP)

     1978 Publishers: Hudwill Productions, Inc. (ASCAP) and
                      New Town Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: Hudwill Productions, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of Valley Cottage, NY; and
                      Croma Music Co. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 4: "Wild Kingdom Theme"

     Composer: Albert S. Cobine (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      BMI Repertoire database]

     Copyright Date:
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     Recordings:

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