Two Hour Special Airs Saturday, November 23 at 9pm ET/PT. Narrated by Jane Lynch.
What do you think of when you think of the colors black and white? Penguins right? Because penguins are cute and adorable. The Discovery channel is premiering a special called PENGUINS: WADDLE ALL THE WAY, airing Saturday, November 23 at 9pm ET/PT. And it is being narrated by award winning actress Jane Lynch from Glee, who is a big fan of Discovery’s wildlife programming.
For PENGUINS: WADDLE ALL THE WAY, filmmaker John Downer developed a cutting-edge team of Spycams to offer viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the lives and challenges of three different penguin species: Emperor penguins in Antarctica, Rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands, and Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert of Peru. These feisty and charismatic birds struggle to raise their young against extraordinary odds. Using animatronic cameras cleverly disguised as life-size penguins, Downer’s team was able to:
- Infiltrate the protective colonies from an entirely new angle, recording the emotional and oftentimes amusing behaviors of the penguins.
- More than fifty remote controlled cameras camouflaged as super-realistic penguins, chicks and even eggs allowed the filmmakers an unparalleled opportunity to waddle up close and personal with these flightless birds both on land and at sea without ruffling any feathers.
- The Penguincams can swim, toboggan, waddle, jump and even lay fake eggs. In fact, they appear so life-like that some of the penguins try to befriend them. Wherever the penguins go, Penguincam follows.
On Saturday, November 23 at 9pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel invites viewers to glimpse into the huddle for a fresh look at one of the world’s most beloved birds.
PENGUINS: WADDLE ALL THE WAY is produced by John Downer Productions for BBC and Discovery Channel.