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National Geographic - Kratt Brothers: Be the Creature: Season 1 (2004)

The Kratt Brothers  |  NR |  DVD
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Product Details

  • Actors: The Kratt Brothers
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: National Geographic Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 624 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000679MFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,913 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "National Geographic - Kratt Brothers: Be the Creature: Season 1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 13 episodes from the 2004 season
  • "Explore a Creature" feature

Editorial Reviews

What's it like to run with wild dogs in the Okavango, prowl with lions in Botswana, swim with manatees in Florida, patrol the Patagonia coast with killer whales and dig for clams with grizzlies in Alaska? These are just some of the up-close experiences award-winning wildlife filmmakers Martin and Chris Kratt have in the first season of the hit series from the National Geographic Channel. Travel all over the world with the Kratt brothers as they live with the animals on their turf seeking to understand what it's like to Be the Creature. Each adventure offers a fresh perspective on the private worlds of some of nature's most extraordinary animals.

Customer Reviews

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173 of 174 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Be the Creature"! the complete first season August 27, 2006
This is the Kratt Brother's third television show, their first being "Kratt's Creatures", then moving on to "Zoboomafoo". Also, this is their first show geared towards an older audience.

This first season contains thirteen 47 minute episodes. Since no one has previously listed these out, I'll do so now. Underneath each, I will label which have more graphic predation scenes, as some have wondered about that.

Disc 1:

1. BROWN BEAR:
The Kratt brothers go to the Alaskan Peninsula to see how bears coexist feeding and in everyday life. Then in the second half, they go to a new section of the Alaskan Peninsula to see how mother bears successfully raise their cubs.
PREDATION - Only mentioned in this episode, never shown.

2. WILD DOGS:
The Kratt brothers go to the Okavango region of Botswana to see how Wild dogs raise their pups. Then it's off on the hunt to see if they can keep up with the dogs. Finally, they emigrate with the young Wild dogs that are looking to start new packs.
PREDATION - There are some quite graphic predation scenes when the Wild dog's overtake their prey. *Also* - Regurgitation of the meat for the pups is shown.

3. LION:
The Kratt brothers go to the Chobe region of Botswana to witness the spectacle of lions on the hunt.
PREDATION - This may be the worst episode as far as predation scenes go.

4. LEMURS:
The Kratt brothers go to the Mozambique Channel off of Madagascar, to see as many lemurs in as much of Madagascar as they can.
PREDATION - None.

Disc 2:

1. MANATEES:
The Kratt brothers go to the Florida Peninsula to follow the plight of Manatees in winter, and talk about the danger that human's are bringing to their environment.
PREDATION - None.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars May Not Be Suitable for Younger Audiences December 25, 2011
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My 4-year-old daughter loves Wild Kratts on PBS so we purchased these DVDs. I skimmed some reviews and thought it would be perfect. Although it is a wonderful show, there are some predation and mating scenes we felt were not appropriate for her at her age. Reading more carefully, I see that others have posted this, but I must have missed it. Just wanted to place an extra warning out there so other parents would not make the same mistake. We will save the videos for her to watch when she is older, as they are very educational and beautifully made.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show, great DVDs.......... June 1, 2005
The Kratt Brothers make you wonder whether or not they've had a few when you see how close they get to the action. This is a great show with unbelievable photography, and a great insight into how these "creatures" live their lives. Highly recommended. Great picture quality and sound make it a gem.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Zaboomafoo, but in a lot of ways better. January 11, 2007
We got this DVD because we were looking for Zaboomafoo for our kids 6 and 3 and this seemed like a better deal. We had no idea what to expect, but we've been pleasantly surprised most of the time. This is a little graphic for a 6 and 3 year old at times-- or I should say for us as parents. Like on the Wild dog episode my wife was not ready to see a dog regurgitate about 3 pounds of meat on camera. Nor were we ready as parents to explain why the alpha kangaroo male on the kangaroo episode was trying to mate with as many of the female kangaroos as possible.) However this is a nature video-- parents should expect some of this. It is more realistic and less sanitized (and fewer cheesy pratfalls) than an episode of Zaboomafoo and more engaging for adults. It is something we can all watch as family and enjoy.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kratt Brothers are Outstanding! February 10, 2005
When I first saw the title for this set of four DVDs, representing the first season of this series on the National Geographic channel, I was sceptical. Of course, I had never seen the programs when they were aired on TV, and assumed that these followed the popular "subdue the crocodile" genre. I couldn't have been more wrong. The Kratt Brothers always display a remarkable degree of enthusiasm on camera, and their work is characterized by keen insight and astute behavioral observations at a very knowledgeable and a very personal level. Highly innovative approach. The photography is splendid, and gives one a good feel of the entire environment of each group of animals. A terrific value given the variety of diverse episodes. I am looking forward to more seasons with the Kratt Brothers in the future!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great wildlife footage! February 27, 2006
This collection was a gift for my animal loving kids--age 2,4 and 6. They loved Zaboomafu with the Kratt brothers, but the older two wanted more details on the animals. This set sure delivers! The brothers get right in the thick of it all and it's both infomative and fun. Occasional graphic scenes (like lions on a successful kill) may be a bit much for little ones. We also loved the variety of species covered. You can' t go wrong with this one!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome August 16, 2006
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Once i grew out of zaboomafoo , I still missed seeing the show everyday.But now since I got this, I can watch it a Million times. Thanks Kratt Brothers!! Great Show!:)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Fun January 20, 2007
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My favorite episode is the one where surrounded by snow the Kratt brothers sit down in hot springs, seemingly naked, next to Japanese macaque snow monkeys. This is funny, but they don't forget to tell you how a wet monkey fairs in the snow, and I had always wondered about that. The Kratt brothers are funny but they never forget to tell you the nuts and bolts of what your looking at. I have a degree in biology and in their funny way I see them presenting the textbook stuff right in their jokes. That is, they are very organized and informative. This is not to be confused with Zoboomafoo, the Kratts's kiddy show. My 9 year old daughter and I were both just as enthusiastic about this DVD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars We love the Kratts!
My son and I love everything the Kratt brothers have ever done, and this series is no exception. Young and old will be entertained and informed, and gain an increased appreciation... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Kratt Brothers Rule!!!
I haven't watched the movies myself, but I got them for my 6 year old grandson who loves the Kratt Brothers' shows on TV. He enjoys these movies very much. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lab Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
We have a 5 year old Wild Kratts fan, and she LOVES this DVD. We like watching it with her. It's very interesting. I only wish they had season 2 available.
Published 8 months ago by Mike M.
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
Excellent shows for the whole family! The Kratt Brothers are excellent. We have enjoyed all their shows since their Zaboomafoo days.
Published 9 months ago by Buyer Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars it will be enjoyed.
Have seen my patient gravitate toward more realistic tapes/dvd's and he like zooboomafoo and am sure he will enjoy. thank you
Published 11 months ago by katmcipet
5.0 out of 5 stars I learned so much
Our kids have been a fan of the Kratt Brothers from their two shows on PBS. After reading the reviews, I bought this for our kids (then 5 and 9). Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. Keeney
5.0 out of 5 stars We love the Kratts
My son, now eight years old, has been a major fan of Chris and Martin Kratt since he was about three. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mary
1.0 out of 5 stars Faces of Elephant Death
The subject says it all.

The crassness with which the baby elephant mutilation/death was handled is inexcusable.

What comes around goes around. Fourth season? Read more
Published 13 months ago by WildCat13
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! Packed with info!
Our family is a big fan of the Kratt Bros, having watched them through a number of their various incarnations, including their current *Wild Kratts* series. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Heather J. Keimig
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best explorations
This set is the best! The brothers focus more on their subjects and not themselves. Great documentary. Great adventures! Outstanding photography. Hardcore Kratts at their best.
Published 14 months ago by Sandra D. Hall
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