Walking with Beasts
Walking with Beasts is a six-part nature documentary television miniseries created by Tim Haines and produced by BBC Natural History Unit as a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs and showcasing the fauna of the Cenozoic era. The series first aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom in 2001.
- New Dawn
- Whale Killer
- Land of Giants
- Next of Kin
- Sabre Tooth
- Mammoth Journey
Why It Rocks
- It continues the Walking with Dinosaurs series and shares many of its own good qualities
- The visuals are utterly astounding, whether its detailed CG and models that move with actual weight to them, or lifelike animatronic puppets.
- Kenneth Branagh has plenty of pathos and gravitas that make his narration excellent.
- Actually commits to a nature documentary aesthetic, so no dumb cutaways to talking heads.
- All of the animals act like animals and nothing like stupid movie monsters, having all the nuanced behaviours that come with such.
- Its willing to show just how gruesome nature can get, without going to ridiculous levels.
- The cinematography is lush and vibrant and helps fuel the show's nature documentary style and theming.
- The show's storytelling makes you care for the animals.
- Ben Barlett's score is excellent and atmospheric.
- Some of the science has marched on.
- The series can be way too scary for younger viewers, even by the standards of the franchise.
- The US version, Prehistoric Planet (narrated by Christian Slater) has a dumbed down script full of corny humor.