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Great Migrations: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Cameraman Bob Poole was filming elephants with ease -- until a giant dust storm rose up and swallowed all the light.
Great Migrations: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Cameraman Bob Poole could only watch as a wildebeest became stuck in the river and drowned.
Great Migrations -- Great whites go where the meal goes - and today that meal is elephant seal.
Great Migrations -- How do you tag a delicate monarch butterfly? Very carefully! Scientists take flight in pursuit of monarch migration.
Great Migrations: Season 1: Episode 4 -- See just how much work it takes for cameraman Bob Poole to keep track of where the elephants will be each day.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 November 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Move as millions. Survive as one.
Plot:
Great Migrations takes viewers on the epic journeys animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species.
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Variety with a theme - excellent camera work, great production values See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 3)

Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2010)
Thomas Fritsch ... Narrator (2 episodes, 2010)
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Series Directed by
Leslie Schwerin (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Eleanor Grant (4 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
David Hamlin .... series producer (7 episodes, 2010)
Char Serwa .... executive producer / executive producer: National Geographic Channels (7 episodes, 2010)
Stephanie Atlas .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Katie Bauer .... coordinating producer (6 episodes, 2010)
James Byrne .... producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Keenan Smart .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
John Benam .... coordinating producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Anne Tarrant .... senior producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Alicia Decina .... segment producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Jesse Quinn .... associate producer / segment producer (2 episodes, 2010)

Charley Miller .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Anton Sanko (5 episodes, 2010)
Robert Neufeld (2 episodes, 2010)

Joachim Horsley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Benam (6 episodes, 2010)
Andy Casagrande (6 episodes, 2010)
Robert Poole (6 episodes, 2010)
Neil Rettig (5 episodes, 2010)
Adam Ravetch (4 episodes, 2010)
Martin Dohrn (3 episodes, 2010)
Graeme Duane (3 episodes, 2010)
Justine Evans (3 episodes, 2010)
Johnny Friday (3 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan Jones (3 episodes, 2010)
Mark Lamble (3 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Shillabeer (3 episodes, 2010)
Mark Emery (2 episodes, 2010)
Wade Fairley (2 episodes, 2010)
Richard Fitzpatrick (2 episodes, 2010)
Richard Foster (2 episodes, 2010)
David Hannan (2 episodes, 2010)
Alistair MacEwen (2 episodes, 2010)
Joe Riis (2 episodes, 2010)
Rick Rosenthal (2 episodes, 2010)
Mark Smith (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Emmanuel Mairesse (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ricardo Andrade (5 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Eunice (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Steve Burns .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 2010)
Susan Lach .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Cindy Linnell .... production manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Michelle Manassah .... production manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Marion Ashley Said .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Ken Harris .... production manager (4 episodes, 2010)
Christopher Maes .... production manager (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Shana Kim .... art coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Kate Hopkins .... sound designer (5 episodes, 2010)
Dave Hurley .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2010)
Robert W. Fritts .... sound designer / sound mixer (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andrew Butterfield .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2010)
Billy Woodward .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2010)
Matt Eagle .... visual effects / visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Mykel Denis .... safety diver (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Selah Hobbie .... additional cinematography / assistant camera / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Kai Benson .... additional cinematography (2 episodes, 2010)
Howard Bourne .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010)
Tabb Firchau .... aerial cinematographer (2 episodes, 2010)
Skip Margetts .... aerial cinematographer (2 episodes, 2010)
Stewart Mayer .... additional cinematography (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Animation Department
Ricardo Andrade .... animation director (5 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Eunice .... animation director (4 episodes, 2010)
Shana Kim .... animation coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Erich Bartlebaugh .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Aaron Hoffman .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Dave Markun .... colorist (7 episodes, 2010)
Carl Reeverts .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Rex M. Teese .... on-line editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Rin Westcott .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Chu .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Bill Gabler .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Sam Maugum .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Joseph .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Reina Nishida .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Sarena Snider .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Music Department
Joachim Horsley .... orchestrator (5 episodes, 2010)
Ben Leathers .... additional orchestrator (5 episodes, 2010)
Joel Thompson .... additional orchestration / music score coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
Elizabeth Lim .... assistant orchestrator (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Juliet Blake .... senior vice president (7 episodes, 2010)
Marcie Callahan .... manager (7 episodes, 2010)
Michael Castro .... vice president of operations (7 episodes, 2010)
Maryanne Culpepper .... vice president (7 episodes, 2010)
Kathy Davidov .... vice president of production (7 episodes, 2010)
Todd Hermann .... research director (7 episodes, 2010)
Linh Le .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2010)
Katie Lee .... rights and clearances (7 episodes, 2010)
Roseanne Lopopolo .... director of production operations (7 episodes, 2010)
Braden McIlvaine .... director (7 episodes, 2010)
Kate Renner .... other crew (7 episodes, 2010)
Michael Rosenfeld .... president (7 episodes, 2010)
Marlene Walker-Golden .... rights and clearances (7 episodes, 2010)
Scott Wyerman .... senior vice president (7 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Yelloz .... rights and clearances (7 episodes, 2010)
Emma Rigney .... development director (6 episodes, 2010)
Alison Barrat .... developer (5 episodes, 2010)
Debbie London .... business development (5 episodes, 2010)
Isabel Perez-Loehmann .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
Alexis Aggrey .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Cara Biega .... developer (4 episodes, 2010)
Jesse Quinn .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Chesapeake Sacks .... researcher (4 episodes, 2010)
Iain D. Couzin .... scientific consultant (3 episodes, 2010)
Lindsay Kin .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Teresa Neva Tate .... researcher (3 episodes, 2010)
Martin Wikelski .... scientific consultant (3 episodes, 2010)
David Wilcove .... scientific consultant (3 episodes, 2010)
Rory Wilson .... scientific consultant (3 episodes, 2010)
John Rubin .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 2010)

Kate Rennie .... other crew (unknown episodes)
Anton Sanko .... composer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Christine Jameson Henry .... special thanks (1 episode, 2010)
 

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45 min (7 parts)
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Variety with a theme - excellent camera work, great production values, 7 December 2010
Author: T P

This is an excellent, high quality animal documentary TV mini series. There 7 part series contains 4 actual animal documentary episodes dealing with the challenges arising from their migrations (or being the reason for them in the first place): The episodes titled "Born to Move", "Need to Breed", "Race to Survive", and "Feast or Famine" present these various aspects. Each episode focuses on the stories of a handful of completely different kinds of animals in a variety of locations across the globe - the only thing they have in common is that they all travel great distances in a migratory pattern. This is the clear, cohesive theme throughout the TV series. The remaining 3 episodes are: "Behind the Scenes", "Science of Migrations", and the un-narrated summary/re-hash "Rhythm of Life".

It is suitable for all ages in principle, but it does contain a few cases of predators killing other animals. In particular the crazy ants attacking the red crabs was very sad (esp. since the crazy ants are an introduced pest). Each of the migrations is treated as a story from start to end (or more aptly start of another cycle) in one episode, but the handful of stories per episode are interlaced, so it switches between them.

The camera work and production values are superb - in the same category as Planet Earth. The narrator is not as good though and frequently uses US-style exaggerations and clichéd phrases (very often things are "the greatest in the world", etc.)

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