The world television premiere of the trailer for Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming animated adventure The Wild will escape onto Starz screens this January 9. Starz Entertainment Group (SEG) partners once again with Walt Disney Pictures to bring the 1:40 teaser trailer to their flagship channel.

The Wild is an irreverent comedy that follows the after-hours life of an eclectic group of animals at the New York Zoo. The impressive vocal ensemble includes Kiefer Sutherland (as the respected lion leader), Greg Cipes (as Samson's rebellious son, Ryan), Jim Belushi (as Benny, the street smart squirrel and Samson's best friend), Janeane Garofalo (as a pampered giraffe), Richard Kind (as a dim-witted anaconda), William Shatner (as a wicked wildebeest), and Eddie Izzard (as Nigel, an acerbic koala). "The Wild" is slated for release April 14, 2006.

The Wild trailer will premiere on January 9 at the following times (all times are ET/PT):

* Starz at 7:15 p.m.

* Starz Kids & Family at 5:30 p.m.

* Starz Comedy at 10:00 p.m.