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The Reviews Are In: Don’t Miss ‘Frozen Planet’ This Sunday

March 16, 2012 | by aharris

Frozen Planet BannerSome of my favorite projects from my almost ten years at Discovery are the iconic series we’ve partnered with the BBC to produce — from Planet Earth (I rallied employes to create a giant mosaic and recorded it as time-lapse video) to Life (where we welcomed guests to our Twitter account for expert commentary each Sunday). This Sunday, you’ll be blown away again with the premiere of Frozen Planet. If you haven’t caught penguin fever yet (thanks to Penguin Cam, our penguins on a plane or those criminal penguins), resistance is futile.

And, while I may be considered a biased voice, the critics can’t stop raving. Here are just a few of their thoughts:

  • “Perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history. **** (4 stars)”  – Linda Stasi, New York Post, March 16, 2012
  • “It’s mesmerizing.” **** (4 stars)  – People, March 26, 2012
  • “10 out of 10” – “Frozen Planet chills and thrills with images that leave the armchair traveler speechless… dazzling … astonishing…”  – Matt Roush, TV Guide, March 12, 2012
  • “…one of those instantly riveting series where you marvel at the beauty and majesty of it all but also spare more than a passing thought for the effort involved.”  – Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, March 8, 2012
  • “Stunning, beautiful, hypnotic, engrossing, spectacular… That oughta do it … except “Frozen Planet” unexpectedly adds another word: Unprecedented.”  – Verne Gay, Newsday, March 14, 2012
  • “So vivid it will leave you shivering. (Must List #5)  – Entertainment Weekly, March 23, 2012

If that’s not enough, you may find this VIP screening our friends at SeaWorld pulled together for our Penguin Cam penguins the most compelling evidence:

Don’t miss Frozen Planet this Sunday at 7:57pm ET/PT (yes, we’re starting a bit early) on Discovery Channel (with simulcasts on several of our sister nets), and don’t forget to:

It’s ‘Blue August’ on Planet Green

August 2, 2010 | by gweiswasser

This August, Planet Green is devoting the entire month to our planet’s oceans — the various pressing issues facing the health of our waters, and the urgent need for appreciation and protection of these precious resources. Blue August, which is hosted by Philippe Cousteau (Chief Ocean Correspondent for Planet Green) and his sister, leading water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau, will also focus on the Gulf waters — taking viewers around the Gulf region and beyond to share the experiences and personal stories of people whose way of life depends on a healthy relationship with their local bodies of water.

Here are some of the highlights of Blue August:

  • Oceans Blue, premiering Sunday, August 8 at 9pm ET/PT:  Philippe Cousteau and a team of underwater explorers attempt to unravel some of the vast mysteries of the world’s oceans.
  • Coastwatch, beginning Friday, August 6 at 8on ET/PT, follows members of New Zealand’s Ministry of Fisheries as they fight to protect the country’s precious marine ecosystems.
  • U.S. television premieres of two renowned documentaries, One Water tonight (August 2) at 9pm ET/PT, and Sharkwater on Saturday, August 21 at 10pm PT/ET
  • Network premiere of the 2009 Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary, The Cove, on Monday, August 30, at 9pm ET/PT

You can check out the full lineup of Blue August programming here.

Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau, Co-Hosts of Planet Green's Blue August

Planet Green has also partnered on Blue August with leading environmental advocacy and conservation organizations, including Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Throughout the month, viewers will also see powerful public service announcements inspired by the individual stories from the Gulf.

If you’re interested in this topic, be sure to check out for lots of interactive content, including Making A Difference (learn about actions you can take to help), Explore the Oceans (check out the cutest critters and strangest features of the deep), Sustainable Seafood (find out about fishing techniques and how you can eat eco-smart), videos (meet amazing eco-activists), and interactives (test your water smarts and see slideshows of stunning photography).

You can also join the conversation on Planet Green’s Facebook page and on Twitter by following @PlanetGreen and the #BlueAugust hashtag.