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Britain's most famous naturalist talks about filming penguins in 3D, what a penguin might taste like – and why you can't use them to de-ice your windscreen

Hi, Sir Dave. You've made a new film, The Penguin King 3D, out on DVD now. Er, why penguins?

Because they're particularly well suited to the process of making 3D films. The 3D film camera takes four people to carry, three quarters of an hour to change the lens, and a back-up of about a dozen people. (1) So you have to choose an animal that is not frightened and won't run away.

So it'd be hard to make a 3D film about tigers because you'd be so busy faffing about with lenses etc that they'd get bored and eat you?

Yes. You wouldn't be able to film tigers unless you were in a Land Rover. You can't use a long lens. You'd have to »

- Rich Pelley

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