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ANIMAL PLANET® PRESENTS
A world premiere of the latest feature-length documentary from Associated Producers
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE
Biblical myth-busting meets investigative archaeology in a stunning,
state of the art two-hour documentary special.
Premieres on Animal Planet
Thursday, April 1st at 8p.m. ET
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE is the latest offering from Associated Producers (The Naked Archaeologist and The Exodus Decoded). Both an intensely visual and cerebral experience, the documentary uses a variety of envelope-pushing 3D CGI techniques to bring the Bible’s miraculous beasts to life in an in-depth historical, archaeological and scientific investigation of their existence.
Creatures such as the serpent that seduced Eve, the “whale” that swallowed Jonah, the “snake” that triggered the Biblical Exodus and the four-headed, multi-winged angel that appeared to the prophet Ezekiel are hunted down. They are literally brought out of the realm of myth and into the realm of the possible—or even probable.
For the first time, historians, Biblical scholars, archaeologists, cryptozoologists, and herpetologists, guide an investigation into the creatures that may have inspired the author(s) of the Bible. The experts debunk myths and uncover Biblical beasts…showing what they might have looked like and who their modern day descendents may be.
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE is multilayered mystery-solving at its best as investigators delve into the origins of mysterious Biblical animals and examine the scientific facts behind their existence.
“In Beasts of the Bible we took a fresh approach both visually and intellectually to the iconic biblical stories that all of us know,” said Producer Ric Esther Bienstock. “I think audiences will be truly surprised by the information we’ve uncovered about some of the “beasts” they have been hearing about since childhood.”
Shot on location in Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Canada and the U.S., this eye-popping film decodes the ancient writings, unlocks the hidden meanings inside the symbols and legends, and uncovers the most famous and mysterious creatures of all time.
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE was produced by Associated Producers Ltd., in association with Animal Planet in the U.S. and Vision TV in Canada. Written and directed by Graeme Ball. Producers are Ric Esther Bienstock and Felix Golubev. Executive Producer is Simcha Jacobovici. Melinda Toporoff is the Executive Producer for Animal Planet.
For more info please go to: www.beastsofthebible.com
Toronto based Associated Producers Ltd. (www.apltd.ca) has produced documentary films for practically every major broadcaster in the world and has won almost every available industry award, including a Gold Medal from the International Documentary Festival of Nyon, a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, a Genie Award, three U.S. Cable Ace Awards, two Gemini Awards, an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award, a British Broadcast Award, a Royal Television Society Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and an unprecedented three Emmys for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism" in 1996, 1997 and 2007.
Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.
Beasts of the Bible was produced with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund and the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry CTF: Licence Fee Program , The Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credits
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