Frozen Planet 1 Season 2011

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Season 1
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1. To The Ends of the Earth, Part 1 TV-PG CC

Our journey begins on the frozen Arctic Ocean. We follow a pair of courting polar bears revealing a surprisingly tender side. Next stop is the giant Greenland ice cap where waterfalls plunge into the heart of the ice. Further south, the tree-line marks the start of the Taiga forest, containing one third of all trees on earth. Here 25 of the world's largest wolves take on formidable bison prey.

Starring:
Sir David Attenborough
Runtime:
28 minutes
Original air date:
October 26, 2011

Available in HD on supported devices.

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    1. To The Ends of the Earth, Part 1 Our journey begins on the frozen Arctic Ocean. We follow a pair of courting polar bears revealing a surprisingly tender side. Next stop is the giant Greenland ice cap where waterfalls plunge into the heart of the ice. Further south, the tree-line marks the start of the Taiga forest, containing one third of all trees on earth. Here 25 of the world's largest wolves take on formidable bison prey.

    CC TV-PG 28min October 26, 2011
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    2. To The Ends of the Earth, Part 2 The Antarctic begins in the Southern Ocean where teams of orcas create giant waves to wash seals from ice floes - a filming first. Below the ice we discover prehistoric giants. Above ground, crystal caverns ring the summit of Erebus, the most southerly volcano on earth. From here we retrace the routes of early explorers on their quest to be the first humans to reach the South Pole.

    CC TV-PG 32min October 26, 2011
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    3. Spring, Part 1 Spring brings the appearance of the sun after an absence of five months; warmth and life return to these magical ice worlds - the greatest seasonal transformation on our planet is underway. Male Adelie penguins arrive in Antarctica to build their nests, but these early birds face the fiercest storms on the planet. In the Arctic, a polar bear mother is hunting with her cubs.

    CC TV-PG 29min November 2, 2011
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    4. Spring, Part 2 As the transformation of the Arctic reaches completion, it teams with life, migrating from the south. In Antarctica vast numbers of seabirds arrive on South Georgia joining the giant albatross and king penguins that have been there all winter. Elephant seals fight furious battles over females on a beach and, finally, the female Adelie penguins arrive, chased from the water by killer whales.

    CC TV-PG 31min November 2, 2011
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    5. Summer, Part 1 It's high summer and the sun never sets. Vast hordes of summer visitors cram a lifetime of drama into one long, magical day; they must feed, fight and rear their young in this brief window. Summer is a tough time for the polar bear family as their ice world melts away. But summer also brings surprises as a huge colony of 400,000 king penguins cope with an unlikely problem - heat.

    CC TV-PG 31min November 9, 2011
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    6. Summer, Part 2 On the Island of South Georgia, a bull fur seal is prepared to fight to the death with a rival. Further south, a minke whale is hunted amongst the ice floes by a family of killer whales in a dramatic chase that has never been filmed before. Finally, comical Adelie penguins waddle back to their half a million strong colony.

    CC TV-PG 31min November 9, 2011
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    7. Autumn, Part 1 Autumn means dramatic battles and epic journeys. Time is running out - the Arctic Ocean is freezing over. Polar bears gather on the Arctic coast as they wait for the return of the ice. Meanwhile two thousand beluga whales head for one special estuary, to thrash their snow-white bodies against the gravel and exfoliate. Inland, the tundra undergoes a dramatic transformation from green to fiery red.

    CC TV-PG 31min November 16, 2011
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    8. Autumn, Part 2 Down in Antarctica, as the sea ice advances 2.5 miles a day, Adelie penguin chicks huddle together in crèches. When a parent returns from fishing, it leads its twins on a comical steeplechase - sadly there's only enough for one so the winner gets the meal. As winter approaches, and everyone has left, the giant Emperor penguin arrives and makes an epic trek inland to breed.

    CC TV-PG 30min November 16, 2011
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    9. Winter, Part 1 There is no greater test for life than winter as temperatures plummet to 70 below and winds reach 200kph. Darkness and ice extend and only a few remarkable survivors gamble on remaining. Arctic forests transform into a wonderland of frost and snow - scene to a desperate and bloody battle between wolf and bison, but also where a remarkable alliance between raven and wolverine is made.

    CC TV-PG 29min November 23, 2011
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    10. Winter, Part 2 In Antarctica, we join male emperor penguins in their darkest hour, battling to protect precious eggs from fierce polar storms. The sun finally returns, and with it comes the female emperor penguins, sleek and fat, ready to deliver the first meal to their precious chick. The adelies flood back and as the ice edge bustles with life, male emperor penguins can finally return to the sea.

    CC TV-PG 31min November 23, 2011
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    11. The Last Frontier, Part 1 We reveal the extraordinary riches and wonders that have kept people coming to the Polar Regions for thousands of years. Most Arctic people live in Siberia. On the coast, traditional people still hunt walrus from open boats, but today's settlers are drawn to the Arctic by its abundant minerals. Above, the spectacular Northern lights can disrupt power supplies so scientists monitor it constantly.

    CC TV-PG 33min November 30, 2011
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    12. The Last Frontier, Part 2 Today science is the only significant human activity allowed in Antarctica: robot submarines are sent deep beneath the ice in search of new life-forms, which may also be found in a labyrinth of ice caves high up on an active volcano. Above, colossal balloons are launched into the purest air on earth to detect cosmic rays.

    CC TV-PG 27min November 30, 2011

Product Details

Genres Documentary
Starring Sir David Attenborough
Season year 2011
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Vanessa Berlowitz
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I loved every single minute of this great series.
Subbu+
Boy, was I impressed with the HD quality as well as the streaming speed of the video.
George Vasquez
The struggle for life in the arctic is unimaginable.
Cem

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 29, 2013
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What can I say? From the BBC team responsible for the magnificent Blue Planet and Planet Earth series, "Frozen Planet" is another towering, incredible cinematic documentary achievement. It's an absolute stunner. That I'm grading this 4 instead of 5 is simply a product of how excellent their prior work has been, and how crowded the field is here. While there were some of the same jaw-dropping never-before-seen moments found in Blue Planet and Planet Earth, it also felt like a larger share of the content here was covering more familiar ground. Granted, "Frozen Planet" did it better, but it's still frequently content that I've seen before.

Also seems like the editing here and there was a bit off. Early episodes would discuss locations and populations that would be introduced in later episodes as if they'd never been discussed before -- just felt like they might have had some difficulty allocating content to the episode lengths and subjects they were working with. But it's a very very minor criticism -- hardly noticeable, really.

One final word of caution -- some of the content here is not for the faint of heart. Battles between bears, between seals, and between bison and wolves are violent, bloody affairs. The violence is never gratuitous; but it can be graphic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Subbu+ on March 4, 2013
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I loved every single minute of this great series. David Attenborough's magical voice guides you throughout. The scenes that you will see can be really be borrowed by all the fairy tales in the future. It's a shame that I bought this in standard definition. I cannot spend another 30 bucks to buy this in HD. Amazon why dont you give option for me to buy out the license in HD by paying the difference.

Good job team.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Milanokingdom on May 22, 2013
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Planet earth and frozen planet are very awesome in terms of footage and learning about our earth and planet. Would recommend the other series and terrains as well in learning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Showalter on March 29, 2013
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The quality of the Atenborough video team's work is superb, here as elsewhere. A harsh, vivid sense of winter in the far north.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Lee on April 11, 2013
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Breathtaking shots - loved the HD version of this series, however for the amount paid per episode, the cost is a bit high especially since every episode is only around 30 minutes long.
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I like it, I already have both Blue planet and Planet earth that I have watch over 100 time already. so this is a nice change to see. also it was more detailed about the frozen parts of our plant, hens the name. pretty awesome stuff
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By john wheatly on January 31, 2014
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David Attenborough is the best ever great documentry very happy I love the arctic movies and the king of docs makes it even better
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A captivating show. The footage the filmmakers have achieved is incredible and the stories of life in this cold world will melt your heart. This is a good choice for families.
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