I loved seeing the look on our big kids’ faces when they saw all of the neat animals the movie focused on. I think the part that actually hit home for me was the octopus who protected her unborn children. She actually starved to death to make sure her babies lived. As a mom, it was amazing to see how far even animal mothers will go to protect their babies.
At one point, Jeff said in his “this is awesome” voice, “How did they GET these shots?” It makes me happy to have something we can all enjoy together!
Our little ones aren’t quite ready to sit through a movie in the theaters, so I was more than excited to have the AFRICA DVD for us to watch at home for a family movie night. It was just as amazing as watching One Life in the theater.
This movie was just available on February 26th and was a Discovery Channel/BBC Production that just finished airing on Discovery Channel.
BBC AFRICA took 4 years to make across 27 countries. The crew used 553 cameras, spent 100 days on horseback and 601 nights in tents, and consumed 6,526 anti-malarial tablets! Whoa! I can’t even imagine what that was like for them!
One of the most interesting things to mention is that of the 553 cameras used, only 8 were harmed in the making of AFRICA: 1 chargrilled, 2 eaten (by a lion and an elephant), 2 mini-helicam crashes, and 3 drowned!
Just like in the filming of One Life, AFRICA also had some “filming firsts” including the first footage of lizards hunting for flies on the backs of sleepings lions, as well as a new hunting behavior in chimpanzees (hunting for honey using 4 different tools).
The best part about all of this is BBC Earth is giving me 3 copies of AFRICA to giveaway to 3 of you! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me why you would like to win a copy for your family! This giveaway will end Wednesday, March 6th.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BBC Worldwide.