News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. That's how it works out in the real world. Privacy | It’s extremely touching and an amazing thing to experience.”. You'll find yourself agreeing that it's pretty smart to pair the Spy Egret and the Spy Tortoise on joint missions and then, as the various scenes pile up, you come to the realization that this collection of animatronic spies are really kind of a superhero movie played out on the savannah and the whole documentary becomes more interesting. Series 2: 1. FACEBOOK Documentary series in which animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to explore their complex emotions. With the caveat, of course, that whatever uncomfortable animal behavior there is — and if you've watched even one animal documentary, you know it's a cruel world out there — this particular Nature series leavens that with, to be honest, an overabundance of cuteness? About Our Ads “You can’t spend time with animals without realising so much of what they do is so similar to us,” says series director John Downer. Up to and including some rather uncomfortable footage of an animatronic tortoise being taken advantage of in such a way that I had to look up previous nature/animal reviews of mine through the years that touched on animal cruelty and ask myself, "Is there such a thing as tortoise rape and why did I volunteer to write about these wild animals again? That's a big commitment and the goal was to find, among that footage, never-before-scene animal behavior that might change how we perceive different species. The episode airs in the UK tonight at 7.30pm. Sitemap | View our online Press Pack. | Cookie Settings. 2:08 PM PST 2/1/2017 Added to Watchlist.

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Spy in the Wild uses more than 30 animatronic spies to get up close and personal in the animal kingdom and does a very convincing job of it in the process. But we learn that animals have feelings too. Produced and directed by: John Downer Spy in the Wild. Shockingly, all ‘animal’ pictures, including this one and below are cameras! Langur monkeys are super fun to watch, especially the teenage babysitters (and yes, I know that sounds really pervy). 9 John says his favourite footage is of an adult chimpanzee – who are not known for their empathy – playing with a wild kitten in the way humans would play with a pet.   | 

All of these animatronic spies get access that even the best and longest-range cameras would not.

Almost immediately you see why Spy In the Wild works and is an impressive leap for nature studies. The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC.

6 Deploying the spy creatures in the wild can be risky. The complete official Chad Wild Clay Spy Ninja merch line to help Chad and Vy defeat Project Zorgo! Animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to observe their behavior.

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It's like Ocean's 14 or something. And make no mistake, the narration refers to them as a collection of spies in the field, and when you hear that Spy Bush Baby is getting some much-needed back-up as "Spy Tortoise is also being deployed," you'll get excited at the pulse-pounding mission.

“It was so unexpected,” he says. And if you don't think it's hard to watch an animal documentary and worry about spoilers, well, it is. Terms of Use | “They hug each other to try to calm the situation down. Without spoiling two big events that take place in the first hour, the narrator says one scene depicts "an unprecedented assembly never witnessed before" and somberly notes in another segment that "a quiet and contemplative mood descends on the colony" (hint: something very bad happens, and yes, you see it). "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Not only does it pass the critical "Hey, that looks pretty lifelike" test as you stare at one of these things with cameras for eyes, but for the most part the animals being mimicked feel the same. Episode Guide. It captures all the tiny things that "bigger" documentaries miss. Every time Nature introduces one, it's hard to not shout out, "Spy Chimp!"

Perhaps that's the long-winded way of saying that Spy In the Wild is both completely amazing and disturbing — but always fascinating.

They infiltrate a hippo pod, a nursery of red flying foxes, a gorilla sanctuary and the secret world of pygmy forest elephants. For starters, you get Spy Wild Dog Pup!

It's hard to tell them apart from real animals, The animals’ ‘voices’ are recordings that are played back through a small speaker, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Rate.

Yeah, because it's nature. It's a must-see for anyone that adores animals and their inquiring minds. 1 After the success of 2013’s Spy In The Huddle, which sent animatronic penguins into colonies, producers spent three years putting together this series featuring ‘spy creatures’ such as an orang-utan,a crocodile, a tortoise, a wild pup and a baby langur monkey getting intimate with their real-life counterparts. “They’re not just cameras in the eyes any more, we’re literally making eyeballs out of cameras now,” says Rob.

Spy in the Wild. This series allows you to witness uniquely wonderful moments in the everyday life of animals. The engineers X-ray the skeleton of the animal they’re trying to emulate and then rebuild it in carbon fibre before creating the muscle layers.”, 3 The cameras in the eyes are ultra high-definition 4K resolution and are bespoke for every spy creature. It’s a fascinating process.”.

To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. “There’s the robotic layer, the waterproof layer and the aesthetic layer.