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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

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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