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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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