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by Dianna Ranere

Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Interactive Movie Premieres February 16th on Netflix

I had the opportunity to watch a pre-screening of ‘Animals on the Loose: a You vs. Wild Interactive Movie’ before the premieres on Netflix on February 16th.

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Bear Grylls returns with Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild movie, an exciting 90 minute interactive movie for the whole family. The protective fence surrounding a wildlife sanctuary has mysteriously suffered a breach, and now animals are on the loose. Bear is called in to help rescue a mischievous baboon, track down a hungry lion, and fix the fence before any more animals get out.  Three urgent missions await you with only so much time and Bear needs your help.   With the possibility of completing a secret mission, each decision impacts this interactive adventure, so make your choices count!

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This was a really fun experience. Remember the choose your own adventure books you read as a child, well this is just like those, you get to choose the course of Bear’s adventure. You get to be part of the action. For instance, he comes across some “food” a delicious looking berry that will provide some sweetness or a big fat grub that would provide protein. You can decide which one he eats.

You will have the opportunity to interact with him throughout his adventure, all the while viewing all his trials and tribulations while he tries to solve the problem. Along the way, he gives you tips on how to survive in the wild like “all clear water is not clean water,” and that you should always boil water before drinking it while in the wild.

I really enjoyed the adventure, there were few instances that might strike an ick factor concerning what he eats, an animal that attacks him, and an injury he sustains, so be prepared if you have little ones watching. Overall it was a fun, exciting, interactive experience.