A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This series introduces viewers to a variety of animal species all over the world. The narration explains lots of aspects of the animals' behavior, including social hierarchy, mating practices, and raising their young. Connections are made between the animals' behavior and the effects of climate change on their natural habitats.
Life in the wild is a delicate balance between thriving and surviving, and humans must help to conserve animals' habitats. Everyone can play an important role in protecting animals from going extinct. Respecting and understanding wild animals is essential.
Positive Role Models
The narration encourages viewers to understand and appreciate the delicate balance of life in the wild. Multiple messages promote prioritizing conservation throughout the series.
The narrators are from diverse backgrounds. The series examines animals and habitats in all corners of the world.
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Violence & Scariness
Animals hunt and kill one another. There are multiple shots of animals feasting on freshly killed carcasses, as well as young animals with blood stained faces.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Scenes briefly depict animals mating.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Animal is a docuseries brought to viewers from the creators of Night on Earth. Narrated by actors Bryan Cranston, Rashida Jones, Pedro Pascal, and Rebel Wilson, the series gives viewers an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of animals, and their habitats, from around the globe. Advanced technology captures animals' most captivating moments in daylight and after nightfall. There are graphic images throughout the series. Themes include the importance of conservation efforts and the beauty of the animal kingdom.
Is It Any Good?
Technological advances in filming shine bright in this masterful docuseries which captures animals in their natural habitats. Animal's eye-catching and dynamic footage leaps of the screen, enticing viewers to keep watching. The narration brings human-like qualities to the animals the series follows, creating an empathetic and engaging viewing experience.
While the series will not disappoint, it isn't for all audiences as graphic images of hunting and mating are interwoven throughout the series. Viewers will be left in awe of the delicate nature of animal life, and have a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the importance of conservation. Respect for the animal kingdom is one of the most important take away messages from the series.
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