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"Nature" Raccoon Nation (2012)

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Nature: Season 30: Episode 7 -- Find out if human beings' efforts to outwit raccoons are actually making the animals smarter.


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8 February 2012 (Season 30, Episode 7)
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 (Episode Cast)
Frank Beeker ... Himself - Raccoon Protection Specialist
Marc Dupuis-Desormeaux ... Himself - Raccoon tracker
Stan Gehrt ... Himself - Wildlife Biologist, Ohio State University
Andrew Iwaniuk ... Himself - Neurobiologist Canadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Mieko Kawamichi ... Herself - Mamalogist
Mina Kitagawa ... (voice)
Goro Koyama ... (voice)
Kai Krueger ... (voice)
Suzanne MacDonald ... Herself - Raccoon tracker
Frank Uwe Michler ... Himself - Biologist, Projekt Waschbär
Olaf Relitzki ... (voice)
Nora Young ... Herself - Narrator

Episode Crew
Directed by
Susan Fleming  (as Susan K. Fleming)
Writing credits
Siobhan Flanagan (writer)

Molly Ferrill  uncredited

Produced by
Michael Allder .... executive producer
Susan Fleming .... executive producer
Kate Fulton .... producer
Jayne Jun .... associate producer
Fred Kaufman .... executive producer
Laura Metzger .... senior producer
Bill Murphy .... series producer
Caroline Underwood .... senior producer
Chie Witt .... associate producer
Janice Young .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Rick Fines 
Chris White 
Cinematography by
Nick de Pencier 
Film Editing by
Carole Larsen 
Production Management
Andrea Minty .... production manager
Joseph Murnaghan .... post-production supervisor
Julie Schapiro Thorman .... production manager
Art Department
Peter Kovalic .... graphic designer
Brian Santalone .... pagebuilder
Joy Weeng .... designer
Sound Department
Paul Adlaf .... sound recordist
Ed Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick de Pencier .... sound recordist
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Krystin Hunter .... assistant sound editor
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
David Rose .... supervising sound editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Eric Wheatley .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Brust .... camera operator
Susan Fleming .... camera operator
Janet Foster .... camera operator
John Foster .... camera operator
Russell Gienapp .... camera operator
Onno Weeda .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Mark Driver .... colorist
Mark Driver .... on-line editor
David Hedley .... colorist
David Hedley .... on-line editor
Patrick Krass .... on-line editor
Other crew
Elizabeth Cook .... researcher
Molly Ferrill .... researcher
Daniel B. Greenberg .... senior director
Janet Hess .... series editor
Makiko Ishihara .... translator
Elizabeth Klinck .... visual researcher
Brendan Kovalik .... translator
Georgia Kovalik .... production coordinator
Michael Laing-Fraser .... production assistant
Brian Lee .... technical director
Jana Luttmann .... translator
Sylvia Magrys .... researcher
Nick Miller .... creative director
Andrea Minty .... business manager
Anne Pick .... fixer
Anne Pick .... story editor
Dea Sagnella .... researcher
Jill Spitz .... publicist
Kirstin Turnbull .... translator

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
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Maybe the film should have been "Planet of the Raccoons"!, 25 August 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I found this documentary about raccoons very interesting and I was surprised how much I learned about them. They are, according to this film, amazingly intelligent and very, very adaptive. The most interesting part is that they actually do BETTER in big cities than in the country and that they are HUGELY successful in Toronto! And, there are probably a lot more of them now than in the past. Who would have thought that?! However, there are so many more interesting facts in this one--so it's not just nice film of cute animals. By the end of the documentary, the scientists being interviewed seemed to think because of their adaptability and intelligence that they might almost one day rule the world...not them *$&# dirty apes! Well worth seeing and fascinating throughout.

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