History Film / AnimalGames

29th Feb '16 1:22:28 PM Prfnoff
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* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: The Siberian squirrel in ski jump and the Arctic ground squirrel in cold endurance.
29th Feb '16 1:21:41 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Animal Games''''' is a BBC special that aired in 2004. It presents the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames where all the contestants are non-human animals, using footage of real animals modified digitally to set them in the same scenes. The contestants are divided into five teams, Herptiles, Insects, Fish, Mammals, and Birds. Due to the massive spectrum of sizes covered by the contestants, they are all resized to be the same size as humans. (Of course, SquareCubeLaw is ignored.) The teams compete in various competitions just like in the real life Olympics, with often impressive (and sometimes hilarious) results. Amidst all the fun and games, the commentators (JohnMotson and JonathanPearce) [[EdutainmentShow discuss]] how each contestant accomplishes its feats.

It was followed up in 2006 by '''''Animal Winter Olympics'''''. Aside from the seasonal setting and the different competitions featured, this one had several differences from the original ''Animal Games''. For one thing, it added a new team to the competition, one specifically for Humans that included RealLife athletes, allowing a comparison between human record breakers and other animals, while there was no Insect team. For another, the contestants were not resized this time around, so their performances reflected their actual capabilities in real life.

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'''''Animal Games''''' ''Animal Games'' is a BBC Creator/{{BBC}} special that aired in 2004. It presents the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames where all the contestants are non-human animals, using footage of real animals modified digitally to set them in the same scenes. The contestants are divided into five teams, Herptiles, Insects, Fish, Mammals, and Birds. Due to the massive spectrum of sizes covered by the contestants, they are all resized to be the same size as humans. (Of course, SquareCubeLaw is ignored.) The teams compete in various competitions just like in the real life Olympics, with often impressive (and sometimes hilarious) results. Amidst all the fun and games, the commentators (JohnMotson and JonathanPearce) [[EdutainmentShow discuss]] how each contestant accomplishes its feats.

It was followed up in 2006 by '''''Animal ''Animal Winter Olympics'''''.Olympics''. Aside from the seasonal setting and the different competitions featured, this one had several differences from the original ''Animal Games''. For one thing, it added a new team to the competition, one specifically for Humans that included RealLife athletes, allowing a comparison between human record breakers and other animals, while there was no Insect team. For another, the contestants were not resized this time around, so their performances reflected their actual capabilities in real life.
25th Sep '15 11:45:15 PM nombretomado
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'''''Animal Games''''' is a BBC special that aired in 2004. It presents the OlympicGames where all the contestants are non-human animals, using footage of real animals modified digitally to set them in the same scenes. The contestants are divided into five teams, Herptiles, Insects, Fish, Mammals, and Birds. Due to the massive spectrum of sizes covered by the contestants, they are all resized to be the same size as humans. (Of course, SquareCubeLaw is ignored.) The teams compete in various competitions just like in the real life Olympics, with often impressive (and sometimes hilarious) results. Amidst all the fun and games, the commentators (JohnMotson and JonathanPearce) [[EdutainmentShow discuss]] how each contestant accomplishes its feats.

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'''''Animal Games''''' is a BBC special that aired in 2004. It presents the OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames where all the contestants are non-human animals, using footage of real animals modified digitally to set them in the same scenes. The contestants are divided into five teams, Herptiles, Insects, Fish, Mammals, and Birds. Due to the massive spectrum of sizes covered by the contestants, they are all resized to be the same size as humans. (Of course, SquareCubeLaw is ignored.) The teams compete in various competitions just like in the real life Olympics, with often impressive (and sometimes hilarious) results. Amidst all the fun and games, the commentators (JohnMotson and JonathanPearce) [[EdutainmentShow discuss]] how each contestant accomplishes its feats.
3rd Aug '15 2:48:35 PM shimaspawn
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* FrogsAndToads: The rocket frog in long jump.
16th Aug '14 2:40:36 AM albertonykus
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* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:The sailfin water dragon gets away with running rather than swimming to victory because the competition is freestyle.]]
15th Aug '14 2:33:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Not only does a golden eagle bring in the Olympic torch and serve as a judge during the games[[spoiler:, it participates in the weightlifting competition and flies away with an impressive silver medal]].



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The Nile crocodile in weightlifting [[spoiler:wins a bronze medal, though it averts this trope and doesn't actually pose a physical threat to anyone.]]

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The Nile crocodile in weightlifting [[spoiler:wins a bronze medal, though it averts this trope and doesn't actually pose a physical threat to anyone.]]]]
* NobleBirdOfPrey: Not only does a golden eagle bring in the Olympic torch and serve as a judge during the games[[spoiler:, it participates in the weightlifting competition and flies away with an impressive silver medal]].



* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: A snowy owl brings in the Olympic torch.


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* NobleBirdOfPrey: A snowy owl brings in the Olympic torch.
16th Apr '14 7:52:05 PM SciFiMs
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* CleverCrows: A raven is seen supervising the events.



* RavensAndCrows: A raven is seen supervising the events.
22nd Mar '13 12:27:15 AM albertonykus
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* BearsAreBadNews: Averted by the polar bears. [[spoiler:If anything, they act as comic relief, doing poorly at all the events until finally managing to win a bronze in sledging (and that was because there were only three contestants to begin with).]]


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* BearsAreBadNews: Averted by the polar bears. [[spoiler:If anything, they act as comic relief, doing poorly at all the events until finally managing to win a bronze in sledging (and that was because there were only three contestants to begin with).]]
21st Mar '13 8:06:15 PM VPhantom
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* BearsAreBadNews: Averted by the polar bears. [[spoiler:If anything, they act as comic relief, doing poorly at all the events until finally managing to win a bronze in sledging (and that was because there were only three contestants to begin with).]]



* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Averted by the polar bears. [[spoiler:If anything, they act as comic relief, doing poorly at all the events until finally managing to win a bronze in sledging (and that was because there were only three contestants to begin with).]]
9th Feb '13 1:16:35 PM albertonykus
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* AwesomeButImpractical: If it weren't for their imprecision, the abilities of [[spoiler:the flea, whirligig beetle, and skipper butterfly caterpillar would have outshined most if not all of their competitors by a landslide. Similarly, the tiger beetle being blinded by its own SuperSpeed costs it a gold medal.]]


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* SeldomSeenSpecies: The lesser florican, walking catfish, rocket frog, spiny-tailed gecko, and sailfin water dragon, among others.


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* ButtMonkey: The polar bears.


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** [[spoiler:Who'd have thought a baby painted turtle would win bronze for cold endurance?]]


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* SeldomSeenSpecies: The Siberian squirrel, Arctic ground squirrel, and barnacle goose.
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