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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Two All New Nature Titles Releasing This July From PBS Distribution -- Includes One for Shark Fans! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent screeners from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


TWO NEW NATURE PROGRAMS COMING FROM
PBS DISTRIBUTION THIS JULY



Both Available on DVD July 31st from PBS Distribution
Available Now on Digital HD


My girls and their Daddy are counting down the days until Shark Week -- only 5 more days to gom until a full week of all things sharks.  This has become a summer ritual for us since the girls got interested in sharks a few years back.  Now, we do a full week of shark-themed work and activitiees the week leading up to Shark Week,and then the girls record the full week so that they watch during and long after Shark Week ends.

As the girls wait for Shark Week, I surprised them the other day with an upcoming DVD release (currently available for purchase on Digital) from PBS Nature -- Shark Mountain.  This documentary is about an hour in length, gives shark fans a close up like never before.  “NATURE: SHARK MOUNTAIN” takes viewers on an underwater journey showing the wonders of Cocos Island, which has become known as Shark Mountain.

My girls were all smiles when they saw the DVD and couldn't wait to sit and watch it.  We have only had this DVD for about a week now, and have already watched it a handful of times.  The girls really like the spectular video captured of this amazing underwater journey.  Bella says it feels like she is in a submarine underwater watching the sharks.  It really is a nice documentary for shark fans, and those interested in the beauty of underwater creatures.  

This DVD, which arrives in stores on July 31st, would be a great DVD to pick up and share with that special shark lover in your life.  

If sharks aren't your think, how about the upcoming NATURE: THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED ANIMAL”, which releases on the same day as Nature: Shark Mountain, on July 31st?  This DVD release, which is already available to purchase and view in digital format, is about the endangered Pangolins.  Do you know what a Pangolin is?  I had never heard about this species until the movie, and really found this documentary fascinating.  My girls and I learned so much about the Pangolins, which are more endangered and higher trafficked than most other animals.  These scaly anteaters really are an interested mammal, and this documentary sheds light on these relatively unknown animals, in a plight to help save them from going extinct.

Both of these PBS Nature DVDs were fun to watch with my girls, and we all learned so much.  I really love how PBS Nature gets you up close and personal with different animals, through their amazing high definition video capturing of the animals in their own habitats.  We will definitely be watching these documentaries again, and will be using them for reference in our homeschooling for years to come.



More about these DVDs:


"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing two new NATURE titles, “NATURE: SHARK MOUNTAIN” and NATURE: THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED ANIMAL” on DVD and Digital HD.Both titles will be available on DVD July 31st, and are currently available now on Digital HD. Information about each program is listed below.

NATURE: SHARK MOUNTAIN
In the dead of the night, a team of filmmakers jump into the ocean to film hunting behavior on the reef. But first, they must make it through a pack of as many as 50 large and dangerous sharks gathering just below the surface. It is not a dive that many would make. But with Howard and Michele Hall, two of the world’s leading underwater filmmakers, something incredible is always just about to happen.

Thousands of sharks – silkies, white tips, black tips, and hammerheads – hunt along the volcanic reefs of Cocos Island, so many that the island has also become known as Shark Mountain. But the waters around this tiny outpost in the Pacific are filled with ocean life so rich and diverse that the island and a twelve-mile zone all around it has been designated a Costa Rican National Park and World Heritage Site.

Shot in spectacular high definition video, the program takes viewers on the underwater journey of a lifetime, showing the wonders of Cocos. Yet it is a world that is disappearing as the years pass, for even places as remote and protected as Cocos are at risk in today’s world.

NATURE: SHARK MOUNTAIN will be available on DVD July 31st (SRP $24.99) and has a run time of approximately 54 minutes on 1 disc. The program is also available for digital download.  

NATURE: THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED ANIMAL
Pangolins are often described as “the most endangered animal you’ve never heard of.” The world’s only scaly mammal, pangolins are now trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined, for medicinal use in China, Thailand and Vietnam. Very little is known about even their most basic biology, and this is hampering conservation efforts – pangolins almost always die in captivity. In Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann found herself on the frontline of the battle to save these wanted animals after unexpectedly becoming a surrogate mother to an orphaned baby pangolin named Honey Bun. On an emotional journey, Diekmann travels to Asia to better understand the global issues facing pangolins, before joining forces with a Chinese megastar to help build a campaign to bring awareness to the plight of these surprisingly charming creatures.

NATURE: THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED ANIMAL” (SRP $24.99) will be available on DVD July 31st,  and has a run time of approximately 53 minutes on 1 disc. The program is also available for digital download."  

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About Nature
Now in its 36th season on PBS, Nature pioneered a television genre that is now widely emulated in the broadcast industry, bringing the natural world to millions of viewers. The series has won more than 700 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film communities and environmental organizations, including 17 Emmys, three Peabodys, the Christopher Parsons Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Wildscreen Festival and the Grand Teton Award given by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

The Nature website (http://pbs.org/nature) features full episodes, podcasts, filmmaker interviews, educational materials and more. http://www.pbs.org/nature

Support for this Nature program was made possible in part by the Arnhold Family in memory of Clarisse Arnhold, the Halmi Family in memory of Robert Halmi, Sr., Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, Sandra Atlas Bass, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by the nation’s public television stations.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content reaching global audiences through multiple platforms including PBS-branded OTT channels, digital download and streaming services, theatrical and inflight entertainment, DVD and Blu-ray sales and international licensing.   

 

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators over 4,000 hours of the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. We extend the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations and producers.

NATURE: SHARK MOUNTAIN
Street Date: July 31, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: Approximately 54 minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD and Digital HD

NATURE: THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED ANIMAL
Street Date: July 31, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: Approximately 53 minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD and Digital HD

Disclosure: I was sent screeners from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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