The Pokemon GO craze is sweeping the world, but add in David Attenborough and the interactive game gets even better.
The soothing tones of David Attenborough could make just about anything sound better, but add him to the game that’s taking over all our lives, Pokemon GO, and you get a match made in heaven. Attenborough is of course famed for his wildlife documentaries, but a new viral video has shown that his narration works just as well when observing the pocket sized creatures.
Created by Lovin’ Dublin, the video mashed together audio from Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries with video footage of Pokemon Go being played. “Hunting animals need hunting ground and that inevitably brings them into contact with humanity,” Attenborough begins.
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Fans and colleagues have spoken out of their love for the presenter
Tributes have been paid to naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough who has turned 90. Described as the "god of wildlife programmes and presenters", the British institution has been praised by hundreds of peers and fans.
Sir David Attenborough has celebrated his 90th birthday
BBC Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan said we have "all been inspired by him".
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In defiance of the will of the people, the naval research vessel is to be named after the legendary broadcaster instead.
The new British polar research ship, which the public famously voted to be named ‘Boaty McBoatface’, has instead been named in honour of Sir David Attenborough.
The decision was revealed by the Conservative science minister Jo Johnson on Friday morning (May 6th) – which many on social media protested was a flagrant and disregard of democratic principles – which he described as a “tribute to a great broadcaster & natural scientist”.
The 'Boaty McBoatface' research vessel is being named after Sir David Attenborough instead
Attenborough's 90th birthday is being marked by the BBC in a series of special programmes, including some of his earliest archive footage.
Some of the first wildlife movies to be filmed by Sir David Attenborough are to be screened in colour for the very first time, as part of a week of television programming to celebrate the legendary broadcaster’s 90th birthday later this year.
The 1954 series ‘Zoo Quest’, for instance, was previously thought to have been shot in black and white, until a 16mm colour reel of film was recently discovered in the BBC’s archives. The newly-unearthed film will be broadcast as part of a 90-minute special of the series, along with four “passion project” films chose by Attenborough himself from his huge back catalogue of work.
Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday is to be marked by the BBC with a series of special programmes
Move over David Attenborough, Snoop Dogg is coming for your gig!
A petition is gathering steam online asking for rapper Snoop Dogg to become the new host of ‘Planet Earth’. Over 13,000 people have signed the change.org petition since it was launched two weeks and the rapper himself has even given it his blessing.
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The petition was created by Kelly Orton from the United States, who is calling for Snoop to replace current host David Attenborough. “Snoop Dogg has narrated some Planet Earth in the past but yo we need him to narrate full episodes. Sign the petition if you agree,” it reads.
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Sir David Attenborough - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2015 which were held at the Theatre Royal in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015
The legendary British broadcaster gets his first non-extinct British species named after him
Sir David Attenborough has brought education, enjoyment and flora, forna and animal appreciation to so many over his illustrious career that it was only a matter of time before he was recognised by the wildlife he so loves from his own country.
Sir David Attenborough is synonymous with nature documentaries
Finally that time has come with the British naturalist legend, 88, lending his name to a new plant found in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
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Bjork's fans will adore this film, which captures the last night of her Biophilia world tour with remarkable artistry and an attention to detail. Those who don't know her work might find it somewhat hard-going. Bjork's music is thematically deep and aurally complex, but the songs are often atonal. None are very easy to hum along with. Still, the creative filmmaking offers some ideas for future concert documentaries.
In September 2013 at Alexandra Palace in North London, Bjork gave the final live performance of her Biophilia song cycle about the elements and nature. So it's only natural that the film is introduced with narration from David Attenborough. On-stage, Bjork interacts with musicians Manu Delago and Matt Robertson, as well as a large choir of women from Iceland walking barefoot around her as they sing in eerie harmony. Filmmakers Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland then take the imagery from her video screens and layer it onto the movie. So for much of the film it looks like Bjork is performing on a stage floating in outer space, alongside a gigantic squid or erupting volcano. Then eventually the crowd resolves around her, participating in this celebration of the natural world.
With that Attenborough opening and Bjork's cheeky expressions, there's a nicely witty undercurrent to the whole film. And the cameras capture the performance from askance angles that reveal unexpected things about the amazing instruments Bjork has created with her musicians. Not only do they sound beautiful, but they are just as fascinating to explore with our eyes as the outrageous plasticky onion-white dress she's wearing. Accompanying this is an unusually sharp audio mix that lets us hear every sound. Although this only makes us wish we could understand the lyrics of the songs, which are often strange and moody and hardly seem like songs at all.
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Sir David Attenborough is heading back to Australia to explore the Great Barrier Reef.
Sir David Attenborough is returning to the Great Barrier Reef for a brand new series for BBC One. Sir David first filmed on the Reef in 1957 though is returning to explore the "astounding and unforgettable beauty."
Sir David Attenborough is heading back to Australia
Describing it as the "rainforest of the ocean," Sir David said: "I'm very excited to be returning with all the latest technology and science to see one of the most important places on the planet in a whole new way."
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The nature man isn't happy with the way the BBC pays its staff
Having offered up his sizable sixpence on human evolution and the Chinese ‘one child’ policy, seminal voice of a generation David Attenborough has moved on to the high wages at the BBC. He, of course, is paid in woodlice and posh tea.
"It doesn't require me to say that it is a huge embarrassment that salaries of that size are being paid in a public service organisation," he said, according to The Guardian. He is talking of the latest scandal to hit the tax-funded corporation, wear by £60m was paid to outgoing executives over an eight-year period.
“The BBC is in my view one of the most important strands in the cultural life of this country … and it is going through a bad patch. I just hope that it will emerge from the bad patch with the standards that made it great still there," he continued.
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National treasure Sir David has warned of the dangers of large families for the future of our planet, which he claims is dying a slow and painful death
Sir David Attenborough may brighten up people's homes with his insightful and often magnificent documentaries, but the man with the golden voice isn't always as upbeat as he sounds. The naturalist recently gave his views on where our planet is heading, and according to Attenborough it isn't heading in a particularly good direction as the population skyrockets to uncontrollable levels and resources are continually drained.
Sir David has a bleak vision of our future if things continue the way they are
Things may look bad now, with strain put on food and water supplies around the world and natural fuel sources becoming increasingly scarce, but Attenborough claims we are only tipping the iceberg of our inevitable collapse as a species. Speaking to the Radio Times, the naturalist doesn't foresee extinction for the human race, but he predicts the end of natural selection and evolution in our species as we continue to determine our own fate through controlled birth and the ability to raise a child no matter what defects they may have.
Date of birth
8th May, 1926