American Adventure Productions
American Adventure Productions (AAP) produces high quality adventure wildlife and family entertainment. The company distributes its programming to a wide variety of outlets worldwide, including first-run television, syndication, interactive, home video, cable, and theatrical. John Wilcox, President of American Adventure Productions Inc., has produced documentary series programming for network broadcast for over two decades and has set new industry standards, as evidenced by his 24 National Emmy Awards for documentary programming. AAP's development includes a wide range of projects for the expanded media markets, including: dramatic and reality television series, children's programming, television movies, theatrical films, and large format IMAX films. More...
Adventure Odyssey will celebrate the new generation of men and women as they challenge the remote territories of the earth with a fearless energy. The magazine formatted series will capture the adrenaline of outdoor adventure in the mountains, on the rivers, and in the oceans across the globe.
January 28, 2001 5pm Eastern NBC Sports
February 10, 2001 3pm Eastern NBC Sports
February 11, 2001 1pm Eastern NBC Sports
36th International Teddy Awards
Michigan Outdoor Writers Association-Honoring the best in Outdoor Film/Video Production
1999-2000 Best Outdoor Adventure Program
Shishapangma A Celebration of Life
Produced by American Adventure Productions
1999-2000 Best Wildlife Program
"Everglades: Home of the Living Dinosaurs"
Produced by American Adventure Productions
Banff Mountain Film Festival-2000 Film Winner
Best Film on Mountain Sports: sponsored by MountainZone.com
Shishapangma A Celebration of Life (USA, 1999)
Producers: Michael Brown, Claude Merkel, Kara Klein, Cherie Silvera, Executive Producer: John Wilcox
This celebration of life in the mountains follows a trip to climb and ski on Shishapangma in Tibet. Tragically, Dave Bridges and Alex Lowe were lost in an avalanche on this expedition.
"The film captures the expedition's social dynamics and enables us to understand the climbers' invigoration and celebration of expedition life," says jury member Arlene Burns.
Disney's True Life Adventures
Roy Disney got his start at his uncle's company as an editor on Disney's True Life Adventures, a series of Oscar-winning nature films and TV specials that aired in the 1940s and '50s. After a long absence and much campaigning, Disney's New True Life Adventures, produced by American Adventures Production's John Wilcox, is returning to TV in 2000.
The lushly photographed first special, Alaska: Dances of the Caribou, was helmed by Bruce Reitherman, who has a storied Disney career: The son of legendary Disney feature animator Wolfgang, he provided the voice of Mowgli in The Jungle Book when he was 12.
The other three specials to be aired on ABC in 2000 are:
Elephant Journey: Africa's Fearless Giants in Motion
Sea of Sharks: Intimidation Down Below
Everglades: Home of the Living Dinosaurs
The North Face Expeditions
NBC Sports and The North Face, the Colorado-based exploration gear and outerwear manufacturer, join to present a new series of adventure programming called "The North Face Expeditions," beginning in December 1999. Five documentary style specials feature the world's most talented explorers challenging the most unforgiving terrain on the planet. Each one-hour program showcases world-class adventurers pushing the limits of mental and physical strength, traveling to remote regions around the world. More...
China: The Panda Adventure
News Release- China: The Panda Adventure Those preternaturally cuddly and cute giant pandas are going to be truly giant in size, as Imax puts them on its very big screens in "China: The Panda Adventure," set to start shooting in China in April 2000. The picture is loosely based on the real-life story of Ruth Harkness, a New York dress designer who, after her husband died while studying pandas in China in the 1930s, traveled there to retrieve his ashes and wound up bringing the first live giant panda out of China to the West. More...
Adventure Quest is a nationally broadcast, Emmy Award-winning television series that highlights adventure athletes displaying their skills in extreme environments. Diverging from today's "MTV" style programming, which throws brief snippets of various activities into a fast-paced video montage, Adventure Quest documents expeditions from beginning to end and engages audiences through in-depth story and character development. For the past four years, Adventure Quest has captured the remote and exotic for viewers of the Outdoor Life Network. In a series of one-hour episodes, the program has taken audiences from the rugged cave systems of Borneo to the frigid wasteland of the Greenland ice cap. More...
Expedition Earth is the recognized innovator in outdoor programming. This Emmy Award-winning documentary series focuses on adventure, wildlife, and the environment. These programs are produced on location in remote areas of the globe and feature unique individuals who challenge the natural world. Expedition Earth presents prominent environmental issues in the entertaining genre of outdoor programming. More...