Do you have an animal lover in the house? Or kids? Kids, that like to watch animals? If you answered yes to any of those questions then I have a must-see DVD for your family. Animals with Cameras was recently released on DVD by PBS. It’s available to stream online or buy your own copy.
Animals with Cameras will take you to a place humans have never been able to go. You’ll see inside the animal kingdom from the animal’s perspective, there are no big production cameras around, it’s just a camera attached to an animal and nature. These custom, state of the art, cameras give a glimpse into the real lives of animals. Capturing never-before-seen behavior, these animal cinematographers help expand human understanding of their habitats and solve mysteries that have eluded scientists until now.
Here’s the studios take on Animals with Cameras –
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan (Nature: Snowbound: Animals of Winter) and a team of pioneering animal behaviorists join forces to explore stories of animal lives “told” by the animals themselves. The cameras are custom-built by camera design expert Chris Watts to fit on the animals unobtrusively and to be easily removed at a later point. From this unique vantage point, experience the secret lives of nine different animal species. Sprint across the savanna with a cheetah, plunge into the ocean with a seal and swing through the trees with a chimpanzee.
The one-of-a-kind sequences captured by the animals include several on-camera firsts. The cameras allowed for newborn meerkats to be shown in their burrow for the first time ever, as meerkat pups don’t emerge from the burrow until they reach three weeks of age. In the Atlantic Ocean, an unborn devil ray is shown kicking inside its mother’s stomach — a phenomenon never before captured on film.
The program visits eight countries and features three different species per episode.
“ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS” is a BBC Studios Production for PBS and BBC with THIRTEEN Productions LLC. For Nature, Fred Kaufman is executive producer, and Bill Murphy is series producer. For BBC, Tim Martin is executive producer and Dan Rees is series producer.
Here’s our take –
It’s awesome! The animals are so interesting to watch and see how they behave without the interference of humans. The kids loved watching it. The runtime is around 180 minutes, which can be a long time for little ones, but you can easily stop it and watch it in segments.
Animals with Cameras is now available for purchase at your local retailer or online.