Meerkat Manor and Balto 3 related?!

How is Meerkat Manot related to Wings of Change?

Balto's_Girl :

I'm a fan of Animal Planet's 'Meerkat Manor' television series. It's about a group of meerkats in the Kalahari named the Whiskers family. If you're a fan, you've probably noticed the following:

Sean Astin, the voice of Kodi in Balto III-Wings of Change, is the narrator of the American version of Meerkat Manor.

I have the first two seasons of Meerkat Manor on DVD and I was watching them today, when it suddenly registered : the credits said, 'Narrated by Sean Astin'. I was like, 'Wow!'.

Please comment. I'd really like to hear from other Meerkat Manor fans.

I know, I know, this is a short article, but I just had to point this out!!!


-Saphire Wolf {Star}



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February 09, 2014
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Nice. I noticed this too.

April 17, 2010
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April 17, 2010
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interesting :icon09:

November 13, 2009
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I love meeracat manor.Yay,i thought that was cool.:icon90:

September 17, 2009
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OMG I LOVE meerkat manor!!!! i have all three seasons of it!! and i also noticed that !! They both have the same actor! Great article!!!!:P

August 19, 2009
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i love meerkat manor and i have heard it narrated once by sean astin(im in the uk)but really it doesn't have that much to do with wings of change.

May 29, 2009
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I agree with Zorro the coyote. Meerkat Manor ain't got a thing to do with Balto 3.

April 25, 2009
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Actually, Meerkat Manor is not Narrated by Sean, the official producers of Meerkat Manor are based in London, UK, and they are narrated by BILL NIGHY.

Official statement on the Meerkat Manor website:
"Meerkat Manor is a British production. The series is made in London, UK. In it's pure, original form each episode runs twenty-two to twenty-three minutes with just one ad break and is narrated by BILL NIGHY. This is exactly how it leaves us and how it arrives through the doors at Animal Planet. Now, when it reaches Animal Planet US they have to adapt it slightly for the American market. They nip out a few sequences here and there to allow for more ad breaks. They also replace any words that are too quirky British AND re-record the narration with an American narrator.
So, you see, we have nothing to do with the choice of narrator on your show. Nor do we in any of the other squillions of countries it's shown in. So please don't be mad at us, it's not our fault!"

August 08, 2008
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OMG i love that show XD
thats pretty cool i didnt know that

June 19, 2008
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i did not know that great artical

June 11, 2008
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It's like saying Balto is related to "Lord of the Rings" which Astin
also stars in but the two films are nothing alike.

June 10, 2008
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Sort of...his voice is a bit more natural this time...he's not playing
a character, but rather merely narrating.

June 09, 2008
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Water Tribe
So it's like Kodi's talking. That's neat

June 07, 2008
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Ways Of Freedom Member
I'm glade you got that fixed up, to be truthful, but I still I don't agree at all. Thus I think you see wrong, I'm not a little ignorant brat who bugs people on the internet. I'm smarter then that and don't even really come here at all and when I do, I'm just looking out for trouble to stop. All in all, I'm still happy to hear you worked it out and I'm no longer gunna check this, because its really boiling my blood. I should shut up now, byeh.

June 06, 2008
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Just because it has something to do with a person in balto doesn't
mean their related

June 05, 2008
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Yes, Meerkat Manor is a cool series but it doesn't really have
anything to do with Balto.

June 05, 2008
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And you needn't have said it at ALL, Dancing...because she and I
worked it out ourselves. Butting in like that, after it was resolved,
was utterly pointless and wasteful. Did you really have to get your
two cents in that bad? Of course, what else should I expect? I see
it more than enough on Balto Source and Animation Source.

June 04, 2008
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Jerse, I don't think you have any right to say "You won't survive long
on the internet, much less in life, if you take everything
personally." And I think if you don't like how someone does something
just DON'T comment then, it can hurt someones feelings, if you don't
mind... Just seeing you say that makes me feel bad for Saph (Though I
do think thats cool that its Kodi :O Nice article.) All I gotta

June 03, 2008
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RP Addicts & Off Topicers
I used to be aobssesed with Meerkat Manor, but when Flower died, I
wouldn't watch it AS often, but then when my favorite of all time,
Mozart died, I just cried and stopped watching it all together. And
yes I know thats being emmotional, but who wouldn't be after their
favorite meerkat died? And its not like if Balto died, cuz if he did I
would probably still be sad, but I would at least know it didn't
happen like that for real, but Meerkat Manor WAS real, so...
p.s. sorry if this was a tiny bit toooo long!

June 03, 2008
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what!?I have all the seasons that are out right now and none of them
really relate to balto 3 just because the voice of kodi is there

June 02, 2008
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no u
Actually the narrator depends on where you are... the Australian
version has Mike Goldman, US has Sean Astin etc

June 01, 2008
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Finally another Meerkat Manor fan!!! (It's kinda weird we're
talking about it on Baltosource) but I love Mitch, and that totally
heroic meerkat Shakespere! Did you watch Meerkat Manor: The Story
Begins... cause it totally rocks out

May 31, 2008
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I really suprised I didn't notice.... stupid me for not

May 31, 2008
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Yeah, I've known this for a while. And I have watched both at least

May 30, 2008
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Shakespeare and Mozart are my favorites. They'll always be in my
heart.... Shakey and Mozzie were true heroes.

May 30, 2008
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i love meerkat manor it's the best! i love mitch and shakespeare

May 29, 2008
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That works for me, Saphire. Clean slate, fresh start.

As I said in the reply to the PM you sent me, which contained this
post, the "way" I say things is simply blunt, and to the point. I
think it serves the site better than beating around the bush, or even
a disservice to compliment something which perhaps should not be. Too
many things are approved by mods which shouldn't be, which lack
quantity, quality and thought. That wastes bandwidth.

May 29, 2008
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--> Jerseycaptain: Alright. I get it.... I won't post "useless"
stuff.... ( or what you call useless) and I DON'T take everything
personally... not at all. But it's just.... *thinks* HOW you say
things that sets me off. I have no intention of get anyone upset or
start these petty arguments of ours..... but I just am offended and
feel the need to say something. Belive me, I think we could make good
friends, considering all our similarites( by the way, your
baltostruestory site is really amazing-- I was suprised when I found
out that you were the founder of it...^^), but it's just the wrong
time and place I guess.... as the saying goes..... that we meet up.
And the things we say....

But, again I'll say it, belive
me, I don't take everything personallly.... it's just what you see of
me..... I am considered by my close friends and family members (not to
metion teachers) to be "intullectual" and smart. I'm in gifted classes
and am considered mature for my age... ( heh. heh. the thing about the
Earth Day post.. yeah, I was having a bad day.)

So, I ask with sincerety that we forgive each other. I really do
admire your following the rules and making sure everyone is enjoying
themselves. *smile*

Thanks for reading... or rather
listening or even putting up with.... me.

-Saphire Wolf

May 28, 2008
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I have never heard of meerkat manor. But yeah that does connect!!
Nice job.

May 28, 2008
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Saphire, I do not criticize YOU, I sometimes (not "wherever")
criticize WHAT you post. If you posted something very intellectual or
fascinating, rest assured I'd be just as quick to compliment it. But
this...this was just silly. And there's no way around that. And I
called it like I saw it.

A note: you won't survive long
on the internet, much less in life, if you take everything personally.

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