Ethiopia, 3,2 million years B.C. A clan of Australopithecus struggle to survive after being driven from their territory. Grey, the leader, is challenged by the younger Hercules, and Blue must try to survive without the guidance of his mother. Written by
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The sound editors originally intended to use grunts and other noises produced by actual human actors for the Australopithecus sounds. The end effect was ridiculous, so they had to settle for wild ape noises. See more
When the camera pans over to Blue's dead mother, one of the approaching Australopitchecus overlaps a plant leaf that's supposed to be in the foreground. See more
Some animals can show emotion. These unique creatures are reacting to the death of one of their group with what can only be described as grief.
References 2001: A Space Odyssey