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"Nature" An Original DUCKumentary (2012)

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Nature: Season 31: Episode 4 -- There are some 120 species of duck, representing a wide variety of shapes, sizes and behaviors. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. They are familiar animals we think we know. But most of us don't really know these phenomenal, sophisticated creatures at all. This program follows a wood duck family as a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks, then come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds


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14 November 2012 (Season 31, Episode 4)
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 (Episode Cast)

Paul Giamatti ... Narrator (voice)

Episode Crew
Writing credits
Janet Hess (written by)

Produced by
Ann Johnson Prum .... producer
Jayne Jun .... associate producer
Fred Kaufman .... executive producer
Laura Metzger .... senior producer
Bill Murphy .... series producer
Rachael Teel .... associate producer
Janice Young .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Chris Biondo 
Lenny Williams 
Cinematography by
Matt Bradbury 
Ann Johnson Prum 
Michael Male 
Andrew Young 
Film Editing by
Jim Isler 
Sound Department
Carmen Borgia .... sound designer
Ed Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Chobot .... sound designer
Matt Gundy .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Carroll .... additional cinematographer
Bryan Pfeiffer .... additional cinematographer
Rhett Turner .... additional cinematographer
Editorial Department
David Gauff .... on-line editor
Patrick Krass .... on-line editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... color correction
Other crew
Crystal Gagnon .... duck wrangler
Janet Hess .... series editor
Rekha Menon .... budget controller
Al Messer .... duck wrangler
August Prum .... production assistant
Veronikah Rhea Sanford .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Directed by
Nigel Cole (episode "Wild Horses of Mongolia")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Hobson  (episode "Gooney Birds of Midway") (episode "Mountains in the Mist") (episode "Resurrection at Truk Lagoon") (episode "Saguaro - Sentinel of the Desert") (episode "Yellowstone In Winter")

Produced by
Suzanne Weinert .... producer (episode "Wild Horses of Mongolia")
Production Management
John F. Schwally .... senior production manager (1993-1998)
Sound Department
Rob Whitehurst .... sound recordist (1995-)
Music Department
Rob Cairns .... composer: main title (1999-)
Other crew
Billy Pittard .... creative director
Juan Rosenfeldt .... title designer
Ed Sullivan .... creative director

Additional Details

54 min
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Anyone who loves and is fascinated by Nature surely will love this., 1 September 2013
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I found this one on Netflix streaming movies.

It is narrated by Paul Giamatti, and his narration style is just right for this sort of thing.

The film starts with a female wood duck and her newly hatched ducklings. Did you know she makes a nest in the hollow of an old oak tree, some 70 feet above the forest floor? When the ducklings are just a day old, the mother calls for them in nearby pond, and one by one each duckling climbs up to the opening, and jumps out, floating down into the cushion of the leaves below, then waddling to the pond.

The film then shows a number of different duck species, what their feeding habits are, what their courtship habits are, their migration habits, and again their mating habits.

The film ends where it began, a wood duck mating, then finding a nesting spot, building her nest, hatching the ducklings, and yet another year having them jump out to the forest below.

The photography is simply excellent. A really nice DUCKumentary.

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