The concept of The Future is Wild was conceived in 1996 by British entrepreneur Joanna Adams as a method of explaining Evolution and Planetary Change that would reach the worldwide popular market in a way that would entertain, inform and inspire.

An important subject then, but largely ignored, unless suddenly made exciting… by a bold Mission.

After six years development and production by a team of renowned filmmakers, animators and distinguished scientists, the documentary series took the world by storm, winning multiple accolades, and achieving high ratings shares for the world’s   leading broadcasters. The US premiere doubled Animal Planet’s previous highest viewership and remains the No 1 show in its history. Simultaneously, two books were published in twenty two different language editions.

Since then The Future is Wild has become a Dome Theatre film, a Children’s Animated series, the world’s first Augmented Reality Theme Park ride, Exhibitions at visitor attractions, Merchandise, Mobile Games, and is used in schools worldwide.

Now in 2021, How and Why our Planet Changes is one of the biggest issues of our time, and is a “Cause” which unites the world’s youth. But, it is only through our understanding of How and Why that we will learn how to appreciate and protect this wonderful world we are privileged to inherit.

Twenty five years since its beginnings, The Future is Wild is still the only proven global concept which continues in its mission, to Entertain, to Inform, and to Inspire our understanding.

The Future is Wild will continue in its Mission.

Enter the Future - An Introduction into the Series

Our Scientific Advisors

Lead Advisors 

Professor Robert McNeill Alexander
Professor Emeritus of Biology / University of Leeds, UK

Dougal Dixon 
Scottish Geologist and Author

Professor Stephen Palumbi
Professor of Biology & Director of The Hopkins Marine Station / Stanford University, USA

Professor Richard Fortey
Department of Paleontology / The Natural History Museum, UK

Professor William F. Gilly
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology & Marine Biology / Stanford University, USA



Dr. Leticia Avilés
Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / University of Arizona, USA

Dr. Philip J. Currie
Head of Dinosaur Research Program and Curator of Dinosaurs and Birds / Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology, Canada

Professor Stephen Harris
Mammal Research Unit / University of Bristol, UK


Mike Linley
Herpetologist / Hairy Frog Productions, UK

Dr. Roy Livermore
British Antarctic Survey, UK

Professor Karl Niklas
Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Biology / Cornell University, USA

Professor Dr. Jeremy Rayner Alexander
Professor of Zoology / University of Leeds, UK

Professor Bruce Tiffney
Professor of Geological Sciences / University of California, USA

Professor Paul Valdes
Department of Meteorology / University of Bristol, UK

Dr. Christiane Denys
Paleontologist / Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

Professor Michael Archer
Dean of Faculty of Biology / University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr. James Sweitzer
Astrophysicist / Principal of Science Communication Consultants

Professor Stephen Sparks
NERC Research Professor / University of Bristol, UK

Professor Kurt Kotrschal
Zoological Institute / University of Vienna, Austria

Professor David Beerling
Professor of Palaeoclimatology / University of Sheffield, UK