Animals Are Beautiful People (1974) DVD5
Humorous nature documentary about the wildlife in Southern Africa. It was filmed in the Namib Desert, the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango River and Okavango Delta.. As various beasts, bugs, fish, and fowl appear, a soft-spoken narrator pinpoints behaviors that mirror human ones, often inventing whimsical tales meant to inspire chuckles or sighs. A male wart hog, a "homely bachelor", lands a "wife" with a penchant for redecorating his burrow; austere maribou glower like disapproving undertakers; a billowy, nameless fish is called a dizzy blonde. Uys's respect for the harsh lifestyle these creatures endure clearly displays itself amid the comical sound effects and Fantasia-lite melodies that infuse the 90-minute show. The result: a richly informative, beautifully filmed lesson in the power of adaptation and the lush wildlife that inhabits the cradle of civilization. All spiced with beautiful Tchaikovsky music from "The Nutcracker".

DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:37:04 | 4.08 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais (Dolby AC3, 1 ch)
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Genre: Comedy, Documentary

Director: Jamie Uys
Country: South Africa

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