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Beautiful People (1974)

Animals Are Beautiful People (original title)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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Paddy O'Byrne ... Narrator (voice)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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The scene with the weaver colony catching fire was staged for storytelling purposes. The filmmakers found a colony that had apparently been abandoned for a very long time and set it alight. The dewdrop was staged in a small frame, and footage of the birds was spliced in. See more »

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The narration states that honey badgers are abandoned at a young age, but they in fact remain with their mothers for around 2 years. See more »

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Referenced in The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989) See more »

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La Traviata: Prelude
Written by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
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Maybe animals have more fun than people do.
25 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Most documentary films involving animals are on the rather serious side. This one is an exception. Animals captured on film often times encountering situations not unlike that of people. A viewer would have to be wrapped pretty tight to not laugh at least once during this film. Have you ever seen a monkey with a hangover? You will if you watch this delightful film.


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