Over the course of one single day, Earth: One Amazing Day tracks the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring the audience up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters: a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically, and a sloth on the hunt for love.
Told with humor, intimacy, emotion, and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor, Earth: One Amazing Day spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you could possibly imagine— until now!
Earth: One Amazing Day is directed by Richard Dale (BAFTA and Peabody winner, The Human Body) and Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring). The film is scored by Alex Heffes (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Last King of Scotland) and scripted by leading screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, The Railway Man). The film is produced by Stephen McDonogh (Walking With Dinosaurs 3D and Louis Theroux’s award-winning feature My Scientology Movie) and executive produced by Neil Nightingale (Enchanted Kingdom and Wild Africa).
The serval cat has the biggest ears (in relation to its body) and longest legs in the world of cats.
The marine iguana has the ability to forage in the sea, making it the only sea-going lizard.
Galapagos racers are solitary for most of the year, hunting insects, lizards and even fish when there isn’t a baby iguana buffet on offer.
A panda digests just 17% of the 20 to 30lbs of dry food it consumes each day.
A Plains zebra’s stripes act like a fingerprint —each pattern is individual. This helps foals to recognise their mothers by the unique markings.
The narwhal lacks a dorsal fin. It may have evolved this way because the smooth shape enables the creature to swim under the ice.
A brown bear can run 30 mph. That is faster than Usain Bolt who can only manage 27mph.
A giraffe’s heart weighs approximately 11 kilograms, the biggest of any land mammal. It pumps 60 litres of blood every minute at a blood pressure twice that of an average human.