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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Aliens of the Deep

This show's star has eight arms, nine brains, three hearts and can change color and shape. Now available in an English version, this international natural history copro follows teams of marine biologists as they study one of the world's most baffling creatures, the octopus.
September 29, 2010


This show’s star has eight arms, nine brains, three hearts and can change color and shape. Now available in an English version, this international natural history copro follows teams of marine biologists as they study one of the world’s most baffling creatures, the octopus. Directed by Jerome Julienne and John Jackson, Aliens provides stunning glimpses of the octopus in its natural habitat as well as under the microscope as it undergoes assorted scientific tests to determine intelligence. With eight arms at its disposal, this ‘alien’ can’t help but grab you and reel you in (sorry, we couldn’t resist).
Partners: MC4, France 3 , CBC, Canal D, TFO, Science Channel, RTBF, Fonds Canadien de Télévision, Sodec, GA&A; distributed through ZED
Length: 52 minutes
Aired: April, 2010 (France 3)
Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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