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MIPTV Picks 2014: Rise of Animals – Triumph of the Vertebrates

The rise of animals with backbones is one of evolution’s most engaging stories, and when it comes to natural history, there is perhaps no better storyteller than Sir David Attenborough.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Atlantic Productions for the BBC; distributed by Atlantic Productions
Length/volume: 2 x 55 minutes
Aired: September 2013 (UK)
Rights available: World terrestrial broadcast excl. UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ; VOD, SVOD, video for world

The rise of animals with backbones is one of evolution’s most engaging stories, and when it comes to natural history, there is perhaps no better storyteller than Sir David Attenborough. In this series for the BBC, Attenborough travels to China, regarded as the frontier for modern paleontological research, to uncover new fossil evidence that reveals how vertebrates evolved from primitive fish and made their amazing journey over millions of years from ancient seas to land. Of course, the series also features the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that Attenborough’s collaborations with Atlantic Productions are known for.

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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