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April 20, 2012 10:22 AM   Subscribe

Planet Earth narrated by kids [slyt]
posted by special-k (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm holding out for the original narration by Randall.
posted by grog at 10:31 AM on April 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


[this is good]
posted by Scientist at 10:43 AM on April 20, 2012


I read this as "Planet Earth marred by kids" and was like YES FINALLY someone is brave enough to speak the truth!

This was pretty cute nevertheless.
posted by elizardbits at 10:58 AM on April 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


I read this as "Planet Earth marred by kids" and was like YES FINALLY someone is brave enough to speak the truth!

What's wrong with it?
posted by curious nu at 11:08 AM on April 20, 2012


What's wrong with it?

I think that elizardbits was implying that the planet, known as Earth, has been marred by children and wasn't actually commenting on the YouTube link.

Anyway, the link was cute. I prefer the kids who didn't actually attempt to read the script and just described what they saw on the screen. I was kind of hoping that the entire thing would be like that as was a bit disappointed until the 4-and-a-half-year-old showed up.
posted by asnider at 11:19 AM on April 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I prefer the kids who didn't actually attempt to read the script and just described what they saw on the screen.

The first one was 4 and 1/2. It would be pretty remarkable for her to be up to a reading level capable of following the Planet Earth script.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:32 AM on April 20, 2012


Aiden kind of creeped me out. Except for the little song he did, which was inspired.
posted by brundlefly at 11:32 AM on April 20, 2012


described what they saw on the screen

this is precisely what made it awesome, yes.
posted by elizardbits at 11:33 AM on April 20, 2012


"Honey, I think we should spell our child's name a bit differently. You know, maybe throw in an a or an i in there, hipster-ize our child's name so that she/he fits in with all the other cool kids."
posted by Fizz at 11:43 AM on April 20, 2012


The improv is spectacular:
Lizards are hungry. Ew, what is he eating? I'll never eat a fly. I like cheeseburgers.
—Jayme, age 4.5 years, "Deserts"
The ending chorus for fledglings nest-jumping sort of freaked me out.
I love how this video is, in many ways, a celebration of curiosity. It makes me think about how people learn best. Must have been cool to be in a recording studio with headphones. I hope they had fun.
posted by simulacra at 12:13 PM on April 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lizards are hungry. Ew, what is he eating? I'll never eat a fly. I like cheeseburgers.

I wish we could speak like this to each other candidly without feeling the need to gutterball into cynical, self-deprecating "LOLstoner?"-irony.


Oh, and by "we," I don't mean on the blue. ...Actually, no- maybe that too.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:58 PM on April 20, 2012


This was fun! I may be narrating my surroundings for the next few days. My coworkers can thank you later.
posted by chatongriffes at 1:25 PM on April 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like to pretend the beep at the beginning is to cover the kids cursing.
posted by cmoj at 1:49 PM on April 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


The first one was 4 and 1/2. It would be pretty remarkable for her to be up to a reading level capable of following the Planet Earth script.

Well, yes, I realize that her moment of improv was probably mostly due to the fact that she wasn't capable of reading the script. Still, I preferred her and the kid talking about the bears. The improv was more enjoyable (and adorable) than the kids who simply stuck to the script (or attempted to).
posted by asnider at 2:56 PM on April 20, 2012


David Appenborough!
posted by New England Cultist at 3:00 PM on April 20, 2012


I believe Aiden was originally called Tyler.
posted by symbioid at 5:41 PM on April 20, 2012


Naveah wins!
posted by fredludd at 6:12 PM on April 20, 2012


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