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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
12 October 2009 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Attenborough for Children See more (5 total) »

Cast

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David Attenborough ... Himself - Narrator (10 episodes, 2009)

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Narrator (U.S. Broadcast) (10 episodes, 2009)
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Series Directed by
Martha Holmes (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Spillenger (11 episodes, 2009-2010)

Series Produced by
Paul Spillenger .... producer (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Gunton .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Martha Holmes .... series producer / producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Catherine McCarthy .... executive producer: The Open University (10 episodes, 2009)
Kera Rennert .... producer: promo (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Simon Blakeney .... assistant producer / producer: Life on Location (3 episodes, 2009)
Tom Clarke .... assistant producer / producer: Life on Location (3 episodes, 2009)
Rupert Barrington .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Chapman .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Neil Lucas .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Lyle .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Patrick Morris .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (10 episodes, 2009)
Richard Fiocca (10 episodes, 2009)
Scott Freiman (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Band for Life (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Simon Werry (8 episodes, 2009)
Rod Clarke (6 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Flay (6 episodes, 2009)
Alistair MacEwen (5 episodes, 2009)
Elissa Sursara (5 episodes, 2009)
Gavin Thurston (5 episodes, 2009)
Doug Anderson (4 episodes, 2009)
Barrie Britton (4 episodes, 2009)
Doug Allen (3 episodes, 2009)
Stephen de Vere (3 episodes, 2009)
David Manton (3 episodes, 2009)
Warwick Sloss (3 episodes, 2009)
Keith Brust (2 episodes, 2009)
Martyn Colbeck (2 episodes, 2009)
Bob Cranston (2 episodes, 2009)
Justine Evans (2 episodes, 2009)
Tom Fitz (2 episodes, 2009)
Richard Jones (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon King (2 episodes, 2009)
Richard Kirby (2 episodes, 2009)
Justin Maguire (2 episodes, 2009)
Jamie McPherson (2 episodes, 2009)
Hugh Miller (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark Payne-Gill (2 episodes, 2009)
Michael Pitts (2 episodes, 2009)
Rick Rosenthal (2 episodes, 2009)
Peter Scoones (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Shepherd (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark Yates (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Chastney (8 episodes, 2009)
Tim Coope (3 episodes, 2009)
Martin Elsbury (2 episodes, 2009)
Andy Netley (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Lisanne O'Keefe .... production manager (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Mick Connaire .... graphic design (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Ben Jones .... foley artist (7 episodes, 2009)
Graham Wild .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2009)
Kate Hopkins .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Tim Owens .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Chris Domaille .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Guy .... camera operator: Life on Location (2 episodes, 2009)
Sam Wayman .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tim Bolt .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Luke Rainey .... colorist (10 episodes, 2009)
Robert Wilcox .... edit assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Richard Fiocca .... conductor / orchestrator (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tom Howe .... musician (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Jennings Boyd .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2009)
Gary Chester .... score mixer / scoring engineer (10 episodes, 2009)
Scott Freiman .... music mixing engineer (10 episodes, 2009)
Eric V. Hachikian .... composer: additional music / music supervisor / ... (10 episodes, 2009)
Greg Pliska .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (10 episodes, 2009)
Max Surla .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2009)
Stefan Behrisch .... orchestrator (5 episodes, 2009)
Ronen Landa .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (5 episodes, 2009)
Mike Raznick .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 2009)
Isobel Waller-Bridge .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 2009)
Michael P. Benoit .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2009)
Joe Rubel .... assistant music engineer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Chris Golding .... production executive (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
David Robinson .... academic consultant: The Open University (10 episodes, 2009)
Janet Sumner .... academic consultant: The Open University (10 episodes, 2009)
Barbara Wetheridge .... production management assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Emma Napper .... researcher (3 episodes, 2009)
Jonathan Smith .... researcher (3 episodes, 2009)
Patricia Ash .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Jesse Bliss .... production management assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Mike Dodd .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Bobbie Fletcher .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Halliday .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Justine Hatcher .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Vivienne Mackay-Hope .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Victoria Ribeck .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Kate Roberts .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Elly Salisbury .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Scott .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Sibbald .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Ian Syder .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Thomas .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Rosie Thomas .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Wade .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Waldron .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Emily Winks .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Thanks
Lincoln Brower .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Pompillio Campos Chinchilla .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Akai Chairuddin .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Dany Cleyet-Marrel .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Camila Galheigo Coelho .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Georgette Douwma .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Laura Engleby .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Fogg .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Carol Foster .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Richard Foster .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Gomez .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Julio Madriz .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Miners .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Marit Miners .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Munene .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Pang Quong .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
David Rootes .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Norbert Rottcher .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Norbert Wu .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
 

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Attenborough for Children, 22 February 2014
Author: Roedy Green from Victoria, BC. Canada

I was expecting this film to have a creationist slant, but it does not. It is a bit like David Attenborough for children. It has first class nature photography, but it is aimed at children with a dumbed-down narration by Oprah Winfrey and somewhat Disneyfied music. It sometimes has an odd prudishness about fish reproduction.

The creatures chosen are each bizarre and entertaining but ones I have seen before.

Some of the principles of evolution are presented, but in a subtle way. The focus is on strange animal behaviour, not how it could have evolved. I learned something new, that the schooling behaviour of anchovies is indeed very effective against predators.

It is not totally prettified. It shows flamingo chicks that died after they fell out of the nest.

I think the insect segment was most interesting with the most material I had not seen before. The jousting tournament with the surprise ending really tickled me.

There are bits of Disneyesque anthropomorphising, for example talking of insects "fighting for their dignity".

This is first rate family entertainment. I am ready to see it again already.

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