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Planet Earth 

TV-PG | | Documentary | TV Mini-Series (2006)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
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Top Rated TV #2 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Attenborough ...  Self - Narrator 11 episodes, 2006
Sigourney Weaver ...  Narrator - US Version 11 episodes, 2006
Thomas Anguti Johnston Thomas Anguti Johnston ...  Inuktitut Narrator 11 episodes, 2006
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Each 50 minute episode features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth (Polar, Mountain, Cave, Desert, Plains, Fresh Water, Seas, Ocean, Forest), followed by a ten-minute featurette which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the episode.

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Prepare to see it as never before.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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For the air shots, a special airborne camera was used with a 400mm lens that was able to zoom into single animals from a kilometer away without disturbing them. See more »

Alternate Versions

Sigourney Weaver replaces David Attenborough for the narration of the US version. See more »

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Referenced in Baroness Von Sketch Show: Shangela Was Robbed (2019) See more »

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A masterpiece of a documentary
20 November 2008 | by jim-1409See all my reviews

The camera work is truly breathtaking. Such amazing wonders captured on film, areas of the planet unspoiled by human domination.

DIfferences in culture seem to play a big part in the reviews of this documentary; some choosing to review based on "Disney" like criteria. Criticisms for the apparent emphasis on the viscous and dark side of animals and nature.

I guess some people would prefer a nice talking lion and perhaps an Elton john song thrown in.

Cutting slack on the sarcasm and returning to the point; This is a must watch documentary for anybody with a sincere appreciation for life and the planet in which we live.

An achievement for all those involved in the making to be proud of.


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UK

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25 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Planet Earth Extremes See more »

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