|Timon & Pumbaa's|
Wild About Safety
|Created by||Disney Educational Productions|
|Directed by||Dave Bossert|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||12 minutes approx|
Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety is an educational series that features short films that were produced by Disney Educational Productions, Duck Soup Studios, and Underwriters Laboratories. The series is directed and produced by Dave Bossert, and written by Douglas Segal. The music is composed by Mark Watters, and the video was edited by Melissa Timme using Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.
The short films are played at Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Each short film is approximately 12 minutes long. The short films appear as signs at the bag-checking area in the Disneyland Resort. In resorts in Walt Disney World & Disneyland, a video about hotel safety, the episodes "Safety Smart: On the Go!", and the "Safety Smart: On the Go!" short series are played on TV.
Supposedly set in the world of The Lion King, the series follows friends Timon (Bruce Lanoil) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella) as they learn to be "Safety Smart" by taking precautions such as being aware of your surroundings. The main storyline for the series is Timon not knowing/following proper safety guidance, and Pumbaa teaching it to him. At the end of each episode, Timon and Pumbaa sing a musical number reviewing all that they learned from the episode in question.
Disney explains: "The two loveable characters will teach students in kindergarten through third grade the importance of always being on the look-out for safety problems. Together with Timon and Pumbaa, students will learn a variety of safety lesson that will help themselves and others avoid injuries".
"Safety Smart: On the Go!" is series of Safety Smart shorts based on the "Wild About Safety" episode of the same name. In a series of 2 minute shorts, Timon & Pumbaa take on certain topics on how to be safe when traveling; such as walking to travel as pedestrians, when visiting amusement parks, or when riding vehicles like trains, cars, planes, & buses. This short series is most well-known for being displayed on TV in resorts in Walt Disney World (Florida) & Disneyland (California), in addition to a short "Wild About Safety" video about hotel safety & the "Wild About Safety" episode that the short series is based on.
On IMDB, Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart at Home! has a rating of 7.8/10 from 12 user reviews.Wild About Safety: Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart About Fire! has a rating of 8.3/10 from 9 user reviews.
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2009||Safety Smart: At Home!||Teachers' Choice Award||Won|
|2009||Safety Smart: Goes Green!||Parents' Choice Product Recommendation||Won|
|2009||Safety Smart: Goes Green!||Environmental Media Award||Won|
|2009||Safety Smart: In the Water!||Parents' Choice Recommended Product||Won|
|2010||Safety Smart: About Fire!||Parents' Choice Recommended Product||Won|
|2010||Safety Smart: About Fire!||AEP Distinguished Achievement Award||Won|
|2012||Safety Smart: Healthy & Fit!||Parents' Choice Silver Award||Won|
|2013||Safety Smart: Healthy & Fit!||Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award||Won|
|2013||Safety Smart: Online!||Parents' Choice Gold Award,||Won|
|2013||Safety Smart: Honest & Real!||Parents' Choice Silver Award||Won|
|2013||Safety Smart: On the Go!!||Parents' Choice Silver Award||Won|