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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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