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History of the World in 2 Hours -- A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, emergence of life, spread of man and the growth of civilization--and reveals their surprising connections to our world today.


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  (in credits order)

Corey Burton ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Alex Filippenko ... Himself, Astrophysicist - Univ. of California - Berkeley (as Alexei Vladimir Filippenko)
Peter Ward ... Himself - Paleontologist, Univ. of Washington
Clifford V. Johnson ... Himself - Physicist, Univ. of Southern California
Jonathan Markley ... Himself - Historian, California State Univ. - Fullerton
Russell Shapiro ... Himself - Geologist, California State Univ.- Chico
Glen MacDonald ... Himself - Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Jonathan Cohen ... Himself - Wildlife Biologist, SUNY ESF - Syracuse
Robert Bakker ... Himself - Paleontologist, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Trevor Valle ... Himself - Paleontologist, Page Museum - La Brea Tar Pits
Nicole Waguespack ... Herself - Archaeologist, Univ. of Wyoming
John Shea ... Himself - Paleoanthropologist, SUNY - Stony Brook
Todd Surovell ... Himself - Archaeologist, Univ. of Wyoming
Craig Benjamin ... Himself - Co-Author, Big History: Between Nothing and Everything
Martin K.A. Morgan ... Himself - Military Historian (as Martin Morgan)

Ardeshir Radpour ... Persian Cavalry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Seaun Boseda ... Cotton Field Slave (as Sean Carlo)
Jason Brye ... Homo erectus
Elise Cantu ... Sumerian Woman

Robert R. Cargill ... Himself

Claire Dodin ... Sumerian woman
Brian Fertal ... Conquistador
Abraham Hernandez ... Persian Cavalry
Kyle Kalama ... Greek Infantry
Michael Kangaju ... Early African Male
Sako Karakozian ... Sumerian Man

Bryan Ludens ... Crusader
Jeffrey Martin Jr. ... Cotton Field Slave
Kevin Mehrabi ... Persian Infantry

Adam Neill ... King Louis XVI
Jason Nguyen ... Asian Envoy Horseman

Benny Ou ... Red Guard
Darryl Perrilloux ... Sugarcane Field Worker
Zoe Petillo ... Early African Female
Manuel Questel ... Persian Cavalry
Shukree H. Shabazz ... Samarian

Michael Teh ... Fibonacci
Gil Whitley ... Greek Infantry

Directed by
Douglas Cohen  (as Douglas J. Cohen)
Writing credits
Douglas Cohen  (as Douglas J. Cohen)

Produced by
Paul Cabana .... executive producer: History
Douglas Cohen .... executive producer (as Douglas J. Cohen)
Sam Dolan .... field producer (as Samuel K. Dolan)
Sam Dolan .... producer (as Samuel K. Dolan)
Joel Franklin .... coordinating producer
Ryan T. Hurst .... associate producer
Andy Schlachtenhaufen .... field producer
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... associate producer
Louis Tarantino .... executive producer (as Louis C. Tarantino)
Cinematography by
Tom Collins 
Andy Schlachtenhaufen 
Kenneth Stipe 
Film Editing by
Kevin Browne 
Art Direction by
Christian Ramirez 
Costume Design by
Kathryn Shemanek 
Makeup Department
Brian Hicks .... hair stylist
Brian Hicks .... makeup artist
Lorraine Martin .... hair stylist
Lorraine Martin .... makeup artist
Katharina Ramirez .... hair stylist
Katharina Ramirez .... makeup artist
Katharina Ramirez .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Emily Campbell .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Steven Banducci .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Dan Luna .... post-production mixer
Paul Wustrack .... field audio
Marcus Yasui .... field audio
Visual Effects by
Michael Barela .... 3d artist
Tony Castro .... 3d artist
Edith Clara .... 3d artist
Johanna D'Amato .... visual effects coordinator
Max Gabl .... matte artist
Lala Ghukasyan .... lead compositor
Ruben R. Gonzalez .... 3d artist (as Ruben Gonzalez)
Kerry Graham .... 3d artist
Jon Greenhalgh .... 3d artist
Dean Guiliotis .... compositor
David Hackett .... 3d artist
Sean Kinnear .... visual effects artist
Richard Kratt .... compositor
John R. McConnell .... visual effects department supervisor
Travis Miller .... 3d artist
Brad Moylan .... compositor
Victor E. Perez .... i.t. manager (as Victor Perez)
Michael Ranger .... lead 3d artist
Eric Reinhard .... compositor
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... visual effects producer
Nico Sugleris .... 3d artist
Brent Tyler .... 3d supervisor
Norie Varga .... compositor
Juan Carlos Vargas .... 3d supervisor (as Juan Vargas)
Brandon Webb .... 3d artist
Brandon Webb .... visual effects technical director
Doug Witsken .... compositor
Keith Yakouboff .... 3d artist
Jason Nguyen .... stunt performer
Benny Ou .... stunt performer
Ardeshir Radpour .... stunt coordinator
Ardeshir Radpour .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Brent Dilger .... gaffer
Andre Fontanelle .... additional videography
Richard Garcia .... camera assistant
Paul Johnson .... additional videography
Jeff Smith .... jib operator
Mike Testin .... additional videography
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Matthee .... costume breakdown artist
Tyron Matthee .... key costume breakdown and fabricator
Katherine Shemanek .... wardrobe
Tamsyn Lee Wilson .... assistant ager/dyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Rod Decker .... on-line editor
Chris Hicks .... avid assistant editor
Heidi Putallaz .... post-production coordinator
Daylin Zephier .... avid assistant editor
Other crew
Morgan Anders .... production assistant
Jared Berezin .... production assistant
Matthew Campbell .... utility
Anit Chan .... controller
Doug Cohen .... archive stills and footage
Brandy Crawford .... programming coordinator: History
Michael S. Duncan .... set medic
Randy Halverson .... archive stills and footage
Kristine Hansen .... clearance supervisor
Aaron Howell .... researcher
Dennis Ivarsson .... production assistant
Eirik Solheim .... archive stills and footage
Ingmar Sorensen .... production assistant
John Stark .... production assistant (as Johnny Stark)
Bill Treadway .... production assistant
Joe Tucciarone .... archive stills and footage
Sarah Zaunbrecher .... production assistant
Muriel Altschuler .... the producers wish to thank
Anthony Ardisone .... the producers wish to thank
Craig Benjamin .... the producers wish to thank
Mae Chapman .... the producers wish to thank
David Christian .... the producers wish to thank
Jonathan Cohen .... the producers wish to thank
Michael S. Duncan .... the producers wish to thank (as Michael Duncan)
Alex Filippenko .... the producers wish to thank (as Alex Flippenko)
Debbie Gabel .... the producers wish to thank
Amy Liu .... the producers wish to thank
Jonathan Markley .... the producers wish to thank
Roger Mortensen .... the producers wish to thank
Sandra Olsen .... the producers wish to thank
Stephanie Percy .... the producers wish to thank
Brandy Perdikis .... the producers wish to thank
Morgan Sanger .... the producers wish to thank (as Captain Morgan Sanger)
John Shea .... the producers wish to thank
Phil Spangenberger .... the producers wish to thank
Quay Terry .... the producers wish to thank (as GySgt. Quay Terry)
Rene Veluzzat .... the producers wish to thank

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120 min (with commercials)

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Himself - Narrator:What if we could tell you everything? The entire history of the world. Now, what if we told you we could do it in just 2 hours? We're going to tell the whole story... from the big bang to the present day, how the planet prepared for the rise of man, how the stone age led to the steam engine...
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An excellent documentary, 4 December 2012
Author: sabvill from United States

This is a great documentary showing the history of plant earth and human history, from the creation of our planet to the rise of mankind. Although a two hour documentary could not possibly show every detail of our history it does a very good job in illustrating the evolution of earth and humanity.

I would highly recommend this documentary to anyone interested in the facts of science and what we know about the path we have taken to get to the point we are now. It includes the creation of our planet, the rise of life and the human race as well as the onset of religion, agriculture and the modern civilization.

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