Whether it is the lasagne-loving, Monday-hating, Odie-baiting Garfield, the ever faithful Lassie or the fearsome and misunderstood monsters, King Kong and Godzilla; animal icons are able to inspire as much fear, laughter and tears as any top Hollywood star.

Animal Planet celebrates the historic rise in popularity of these characters in its new series “Animal Icons”. Each episode focuses on a different animal figure or phenomenon.

Catch the show on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

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