Planet Earth II

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Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II.png
GenreNature documentary
Presented byDavid Attenborough
Composers
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producersVanessa Berlowitz, Mike Gunton, James Brickell, Tom Hugh-Jones
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkBBC One
Picture format
Audio format
Original release6 November (2016-11-06) –
11 December 2016 (2016-12-11)
Chronology
Preceded byPlanet Earth
Followed byPlanet Earth III[1]
Related showsBlue Planet II

Planet Earth II is a 2016 British nature documentary series produced by the BBC as a sequel to Planet Earth, which was broadcast in 2006.[2] The series is presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough with the main theme music composed by Hans Zimmer.[3][4]

Announced in 2013, Planet Earth II is the first television series produced by the BBC in Ultra-high-definition (4K), and set out to utilise new filmmaking technologies that had been developed since the first series.[5][6]

The first trailer was released on 9 October 2016, and the series premiered on 6 November 2016 in the United Kingdom on BBC One and BBC One HD.[7] It aired internationally on BBC Earth and other networks.

The series received universal critical acclaim, with many reviewers commending the use of new filmmaking technology and declaring it among the best nature documentaries of all time. It won two Television Awards and two Television Craft Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

A sequel titled Planet Earth III is scheduled to air in 2022.

Production[edit]

The series was announced by the BBC in 2013 with the working title One Planet, but the title was later changed to Planet Earth II.[8][9][10]

The BBC trailer for the series used the same music featured in the trailer for the original Planet Earth, "Hoppípolla" by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós.[11]

The original Planet Earth, airing in 2006, was one of the first natural documentary series to be made in high definition (HD) and Planet Earth II utilised new technologies developed since the first series, including ultra high definition (4K), improved camera stabilisation, remote recording and aerial drone technology.[10]

Broadcast[edit]

British television[edit]

The premiere of Planet Earth II took place at Bristol's Cinema de Lux on 2 November 2016 with special guest appearance by Attenborough. Bristol has been the global home of BBC's Natural History programme making for almost 60 years.[12] The series debuted on BBC One and BBC One HD the following Sunday (6 November) from 8pm to 9pm. Each of the six episodes included a 10-minute making-of documentary called Planet Earth II Diaries. The previous week's episode was repeated in an earlier time slot the following Sunday.[13]

International[edit]

The series was broadcast internationally on BBC Earth channel with a few exceptions for some countries.

The series aired in Belgium on the Flemish channel Canvas, narrated in Dutch by Vic De Wachter, with episodes airing each Wednesday from 7 December 2016.[14] In the Netherlands the series is airing on the Dutch channel NPO 1, narrated by Peter Drost, with episodes airing each Sunday from 1 January 2017.[15]

In Japan, the series aired on NHK – with four special episodes aired on 23 December 2016 and concluded on 19 February 2017 respectively,[16][17] while all the six original episodes were broadcast from 29 March 2017 until 6 May 2017.[18][19]

In Australia, the series premiered on 15 February 2017 on the Nine Network.[20] As for New Zealand, it aired from 9 July 2017 at Prime channel.[21]

The series debuted in Canada and the United States on 18 February 2017, with the Canadian broadcast on the local BBC Earth channel (which recently launched).[22][23] In the United States, the series premiered with a three-network simulcast across BBC America, AMC, and SundanceTV (owned by AMC Networks, who manages BBC America on behalf of BBC Worldwide).[24][25]

In Israel, the series premiered on 20 May 2017 on the new public broadcasting network KAN 11.[26]

In the Philippines, the series premiered on 17 June 2018 on GMA Network through its version Amazing Earth for the first season.[27]

In Greece, all the six original episodes were broadcast daily from 12 April 2020 until 17 April 2020 at 09.30pm on the free-to-air television network Skai TV.[28]

In India, all the episodes are available for streaming through Amazon Prime. All the episodes are also available in Discovery Plus.

Episodes[edit]

The series comprises six episodes plus the compilation episode "A World of Wonder".[29] Official episode viewing figures are from BARB.[30] The first episode gained 12.26 million viewers in the United Kingdom, which broke the record for the highest under the current system of viewing figures for a nature documentary.[31]

"It's been ten years since we explored these wonders in the first series of Planet Earth, and since then much has changed. We can now show life on our planet in entirely new ways; bring you closer to animals than ever before and reveal new wildlife dramas for the very first time. But that is not all; the planet has changed too. Never have our wildernesses been as fragile and as precious as they are today. At this crucial time for the natural world we will journey to every corner of the globe; to explore the greatest treasures of our living planet, and reveal the extreme lengths animals go to to survive."

— David Attenborough's opening words
No.TitleProduced byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
1"Islands"Elizabeth White6 November 2016 (2016-11-06)12.26

The first episode illustrates there are thousands of islands across the world where the struggle for survival reflects challenges for all life on Earth. Somewhere on the island of Escudo off the coast of Panama, a male Pygmy three-toed sloths settles on a mangrove tree from whence he heard a female sloth's mating call. The male sloth ventures off to find the call emanating as he swims across the sea before encountering a mother and her cub, and he continues his search for the female. In Komodo island of Indonesia, male Komodo dragons compete with each other to earn the sole mating right, as the huge rival defeats the young one. Madagascar is home to varieties of lemurs, indris, the largest species of lemurs, spend a lot of time on tree branches while a conspiracy of Ring-tailed lemurs wanders across the forest floor foraging for food, Bamboo lemurs feeding on bamboo and sifakas wandering through the harsh thorned trees and endure arid conditions. As the group of Marine Iguana from the Fernandina Island of Galapagos share their coexistence with crabs and lizards, the Marine iguana hatchling miraculously escapes the clutches of the pit of Galapagos racer snakes as it climbs to the top of the cliff to meet up with the adults. From the sub-Antarctic of New Zealand, Snares penguins perform their sub-breeding season, shearwaters fly off to collect food for their young, and a male Buller's albatross tries to find a female to mate with and succeeds. A female Fairy tern of Seychelles nestles her egg laid on the bare branch and incubates it while the noddies settle their nest on pisonia trees and the Seychelles fody consumes the tern egg, which another tern doesn't realize this and the young noddy is entangled by the pisonia's seeds. Located on the Indian Ocean, Christmas Island is infested with numerous species of crabs, including a cast of million Christmas Island red crabs as they migrate across the island to reach the feeding shore while some were attacked by a swarm of invasive Yellow crazy ants. Home of the active volcano of unsettled Zavodovski Island on the South Pacific ocean, Chinstrap penguins thrives here making them the world's largest penguin colony ever recorded as they endure hostile environments such as extreme mass waves, massive storms, ravaging Skuas, and noxious volcanic gases. The mother penguin guards her chicks against the skuas while her partner returns to them with food after his fifty miles journey from fishing before she switches places.

The Planet Earth II Diaries explains their one-year expedition as they settle on Zavodovski Island while filming penguins. As they settle on the island, the team are facing summer snow, active volcanic gas blown by the wind, and massive storms before departing.
2"Mountains"Justin Anderson13 November 2016 (2016-11-13)13.14

The Second episode starts off with the Himalayan mountains where endangered snow leopards roam across the range for survival. Across the steep sun-baked mountains of the Arabian peninsula, Nubian ibexes settles on the steepest cliff to raise their young while avoiding predators. The Ibexes climb down the slope to drink while the kids learn to evade the red fox. A female Golden eagle glides 100 miles across the Alps slopes in a single day to find food in winter before spotting fox carrion, infested with scavenging crows, that can sustain her days. However, the carrion attracts other eagles forcing her to continue her search. Meanwhile, thousands avalanches from the Rocky Mountains occur every year resulting in catastrophic effects of debris; Grizzly bears make their dens for hibernation at 10,000 feet in the deep snow of leeward slope. In spring, the mother bear and her cubs descend into the valley in search of food as well as to evade avalanche debris. As marmots made their warning calls, the bears began scratching themselves on trees marking their scents before they continue their foraging. Winter in the Rookies will reach the temperature of at least -54° degrees Celcius following the creation of diamond dust. The Bobcat, an active hunter on wintery snow, leaves its territory for the hunt and finds a suitable valley where the river doesn't freeze and volcanic hot springs where animals came to feed, including the Goldeneyes, and otters. From the equator of Africa lies the snowy Mount Kenya which was 30 degrees colder than the African savanna, and is also home of Giant heathers, Lobelias, and groundsels growing on the upper slope as they adapt hot summer day and freezing night. As the sun rises on the Andes of Bolivia, Mountain viscachas settles at the sun's ray to get warm while the highest colonies of flamingoes were trapped in the icy alkali lake at night as they struggle to break free. But as the sun gets hotter, the viscachas retreat towards the shade, and the flamingoes who are immune to the sun's heat start parading across the lake for breeding. Human activities and climates changes start to impact the mountainous ecosystem: infrastructure buildings in the Alps, shortening hibernations seasons in the Rockies, and the melting of glaciers in the Andes, which includes the Himalayas' snow decline. The mother Snow leopard and her juvenile female cub wander through the slope of the Himalayans as the mother marks her scent to avoid detection by male leopards. Despite this, the two males encounter them as the mother tries to fend off the males by diverting their attention resulting in her injuries, allowing her cub to escape and survived. After recovering from injuries and disappearing from sight, the mother reappears as she ventures off on her own while departing her female cub who is now old enough to take her first step toward adulthood and independence, the narrator states that they will soon be reunited before facing their time alone.

The Planet Earth II Diaries explains the team's exploration of the Alps while filming Golden Eagles' fight. Aaron Durogati, a professional paraglider pilot, tries to follow the eagle while wearing a helmet camera to focus on the eagle's perspective. Due to unpredictable weather and mountainous terrains, the paragliders are facing difficult obstacles of avoiding peaks and clouds before they safely landed.
3"Jungles"Emma Napper20 November 2016 (2016-11-20)11.60

The third episode introduces the jungle ecosystem that covers less than 6% of the earth's surface, where plants and animals live. An Indri roams across the jungles of Madagascar while facing the competition of survival based on niche. In Latin America, the group of Spider monkeys swings across the canopy using their hands and tails built for climbing and the youngster learns her lesson of safety. A young Draco of the South-east Asia is a lizard about "the size of a pencil" and stalks on a tree provided for ants. However, a large male, who is the owner of the tree, challenges the younger male for a duel, in which the young male chooses to retreat as it glides toward a suitable tree. 300 years ago in Amazon jungle, a giant Hura tree began to grow taller as it races to absorb water and sunlight for survival, which it carries 1000 other plants within its branches. Multiple species of Hummingbirds in Ecuador compete with each other to feed nectar, which the Sword-billed hummingbird avoids competing with other hummingbirds as it cautiously used its long beak to reach the deepest flower that contains enough nectars. The trees of the rainforest provide transpiration as the moisture vaporized causing rainfall which provides support for all life. In Brazil, the tree suddenly submerged from flooding caused by seasonal rainfall while River dolphins wander across the flooded area using their sonar to avoid obstacles in the murky waters. Even though the rainfall cause mass flooding, the jungle provides abundant food within a shallow margin for large animals that thrive through lush vegetation such as giant Capybaras, man-sized giant otters, predatory caimans, and bone-crushing Jaguars. Deep in the jungle, animals provide camouflages and mimicry to help evade predators, such as a Leaf-tailed gecko who masquerades itself as a lichen. A Glass frog from Costa Rica uses its transparent skin to help elude danger as it fends off the wasps while protecting its eggs; the newly hatched tadpoles escape as they fell into the stream. At night, flying insects began glowing for mating while fungi use bioluminescent light to attract insects, including Click beetles. Railroad worm hunts the millipede by turning off its light to deceive it. Red bird-of-paradise of West Papua in Indonesia participate in their dance on the canopy to impress the independent female who decides to choose which is suitable for her. Meanwhile, on the forest floor, a solitary Wilson's bird-of-paradise seeks its mate as it furbishes its stage and impresses the female by showing its colorful display of a leaf. Back in Madagascar, the family of indris gathers together as they sing to signify the jungle as their home and their sanctuary.

The Planet Earth II Diaries explains the team's exploration of Brazil while filming river dolphins.
4"Deserts"Ed Charles27 November 2016 (2016-11-27)11.88

The fourth episode starts off with Namib of southwest Africa which is the oldest desert in the world. A pride of desert lions attempted to hunt the herds of oryxes and a giraffe but fail.

5"Grasslands"Chadden Hunter4 December 2016 (2016-12-04)11.54

Scenes:

6"Cities"Fredi Devas11 December 2016 (2016-12-11)11.10

Scenes:

"A World of Wonder"Elizabeth White1 January 2017 (2017-01-01)[32]12.02
A compilation of the wildlife series presented by David Attenborough.

"Now, over half of us live in an urban environment. My home, too, is here, in the city of London. Looking down on this great metropolis, the ingenuity with which we continue to reshape the surface of our planet is very striking. But it's also sobering. It reminds me of just how easy it is for us to lose our connection with the natural world. Yet, it's on this connection that the future of both humanity and the natural world will depend. And surely, it is our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth."

— David Attenborough, in closing

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 100% of 28 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 9.7/10. The website's consensus reads, "Planet Earth II offers a spectacular, moving, unprecedented account of the natural world."[33]

The Independent's Christopher Hooton said of the series: "It is undoubtedly the greatest TV nature documentary to date and there's a strong case for it being one of the best TV series full stop."[34] Michael Hogan from The Telegraph compared this series to the original Planet Earth series and said that "advances in technology have enabled intimate high-definition close-ups and gasp-inducing aerial shots" and said "It has become predictable to heap superlatives upon the BBC Natural History Unit and wax lyrical about Attenborough's status. But both institutions should be treasured while we're lucky enough to still have them."[35] Gerard O'Donovan gave the series 5 out of 5 stars in The Telegraph, calling it "one of the most stunningly vivid and engaging natural history films I've ever seen".[36]

In The New York Times, Neil Glenzinger said "nature photography has rarely been as spectacular as it is in Planet Earth II."[37] The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman called the series a "truly sublime accomplishment, an epic achievement that everyone should watch."[38]

Several outlets particularly highlighted the racer snake and marine iguana sequence from "Islands" as a memorable highlight of the series.[35][37][36]

However, The Guardian's Martin Hughes-Games, while calling the series "spectacular and fascinating", accused programmes such as this of breeding complacency about the destruction of wildlife by painting a misleading picture of the planet. He wrote that series such as Planet Earth had "become a disaster for the world's wildlife" and that while world animal populations are decreasing, "the producers [of this show] continue to go to the fast shrinking parks and reserves to make their films – creating a beautiful, beguiling fantasy world".[39]

As of 2022, the series is the highest rated television series of all time on IMDb's list of Top Rated TV Shows.[40] The Guardian listed the series as the best television show of 2016[41] and in 2019 ranked it along with the first Planet Earth series 72nd on a list of the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century.[42]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2017 British Academy Television Awards Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual Planet Earth II Won
Virgin's Must-See Moments Snakes vs. Iguanas chase Won
British Academy Television Craft Awards Best Photography -Factual John Aitchison, Rob Whitworth, Mark MacEwen (Episode: "Cities") Won
John Shier, Jonathan Jones, Barrie Britton (Episode: "Deserts") Nominated
John Shier, Mateo Willis, Barrie Britton (Episode: "Mountains") Nominated
Tom Crowley, Mark MacEwen, John Brown (Episode: "Jungles") Nominated
Best Editing – Factual Dave Pearce (Episode: "Deserts") Nominated
Matt Meech (Episode: "Islands") Nominated
Best Sound – Factual Graham Wild, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens (Episode: "Cities") Won
Kate Hopkins, Graham Wild (Episode: "Jungles") Nominated
Best Original Television Music Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, Jasha Klebe Nominated
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in News and Information Planet Earth II Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series Won
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Cinematography team[note 1] (Episode: "Cities") Nominated
Cinematography team[note 2] (Episode: "Islands") Won
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Fredi Devas (Episode: "Cities") Nominated
Elizabeth White (Episode: "Islands") Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe (Episode: "Islands") Nominated
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program Dave Pearce (Episode: "Cities") Nominated
Matt Meech (Episode: "Islands") Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens (Episode: "Cities") Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) Graham Wild (Episode: "Cities") Nominated

Merchandise[edit]

DVD and Blu-ray[edit]

In the UK, the series was released as a two-disc DVD[46] or Blu-ray set[47][48] on 5 December 2016, while a four-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray set was released later on 13 March 2017.[49] These releases were distributed by BBC Worldwide.

In the US and Canada, the DVD,[50][51] Blu-ray,[52][53] and 4K UHD Blu-ray[54][55] sets were released on 28 March 2017 and distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas. Each of the six episodes includes the 10-minute segment of the making-of documentary Planet Earth II: Diaries that had followed the original broadcast of each episode.

In Australia and New Zealand, the DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Blu-ray sets were released by ABC DVD/Village Roadshow on 29 March 2017.[56][57][58]

Books[edit]

An accompanying hardback book was written by Steven Moss with a foreword by David Attenborough and published by BBC Books (ISBN 978-1849909655). It was released on 6 October 2016 in the UK,[59] and on 15 February 2017 for the US release.[60]

Soundtrack[edit]

Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II soundtrack.jpeg
Soundtrack album by
Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe, Jacob Shea
Released11 November 2016 (Digital)
2 December 2016 (Audio CD)
GenreSoundtrack, Classical music
Length2:13:09
LabelSilva Screen Records
ProducerBBC Worldwide
BBC Earth
Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe, Jacob Shea chronology
Planet Earth
(2006)
Planet Earth II
(2016)

The soundtrack was released with a compilation of the incidental music specially commissioned for Planet Earth II. The main theme was composed by Hans Zimmer, with the original music for each episode composed by Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.[61] A digital soundtrack was released worldwide on 11 November 2016,[62][63] while a two-disc soundtrack became available on 2 December 2016 in the UK.[64]

Track listing[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ John Aitchison, Rob Whitworth, Kevin Flay, Mark MacEwen, Gordon Buchanan, Gavin Thurston, Mateo Willis, Michael Kelem, Mark Smith, Sandesh Kadur
  2. ^ Mark MacEwen, Max Hug Williams, Jonathan Jones, Mateo Willis, Richard Wollocombe, Pete McCowen, Warwick Sloss, Paul Stewart, Derek Frankowski, John Shier, Tom Fitz

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