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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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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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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 »

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

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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Tom's Divorce (2009) See more »

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11 out of 10
9 February 2007 | by robert-kamerSee all my reviews

I don't think I can add anything to the previous 10 out of 10 comments, other than that I'd give it a full 11 out of 10 if this were possible. I have seen my share of nature documentaries, but this takes the cake. Utterly awe-inspiring, mesmerizing and brilliant. I own an extensive DVD-collection, but if I had to choose 1 title and had to throw away everything else I had, this would be the one I'd keep. I have no better DVD-title in my collection. Period.

David Attenborough is my personal hero. Although he merely provides the commentary for this series (as he did with the also terrific Blue Planet), but his work for the BBC's Natural History division (setting it up and making several brilliant series himself) and his inspiring personality make him one of the true greats.

Miss this at your peril.


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25 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Planet Earth Extremes See more »

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