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Credited cast:
Anggun ... Narrator (French version)
James Earl Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
Ulrich Tukur ... Narrator (voice)
Ken Watanabe ... Narrator (voice)
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Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

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Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La tierra See more »

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Budget:

€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,825,760, 26 April 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,051,724, 31 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,975,160
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1.85 : 1
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This is the first production ever to shoot aerials of the Mt. Everest. Due to the altitude it is not possible to use helicopters and jet planes are too fast to get proper results. Unique access to a Nepalese Army spy plane enabled the production to shoot the first aerials ever. See more »

Alternate Versions

German original version - narrated by Ulrich Tukur. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #4.66 (2009) See more »

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Un Jour Sur Terre
Performed by Anggun
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The Earth - what more could you want?
8 November 2008 | by Loxlie-2See all my reviews

Rather annoying that reviewers keep comparing this to Planet Earth... Of *course* Planet Earth is better - it has much much more of the same. Earth is like an extended trailer for the Planet Earth series, and as such, is inevitably inferior and simplified. But that is not comparing like with like.

As a feature-length documentary (or actually as a feature-length anything), it surpasses pretty much anything you will see in your entire life (unless you choose to traverse the Earth in helicopters with long-range cameras for years on end, and wait for months in the most extreme environments to catch a glimpse of the most extraordinary beings on earth, which - lets face it - is unlikely).

On the narration: yes everyone in the UK - very much including me - adores David Attenborough, and there's little excuse for him not to be narrating here, but that hardly deserves knocking down a star or three. He wasn't a presenter on Planet Earth, just a narrator, and I'm sure he's modest and gracious enough to realise that anything that gets more viewers in is a Good Thing.

Anyone who sees this will be overwhelmed by its awe, majesty and glory. All reviewers agree on that. Those who love it (ie. everyone) will/should go on to see an buy Planet Earth. So three cheers for its cinematic release, and a big boooo for anyone cheap enough to buy this on DVD rather than the Planet Earth box-set. But as works of art they're not in competition here people.

The Earth is big enough for both.


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