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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Just Like David Attenborough’s Planet Earth, But Cuter
April 20, 2012
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Anyone who has watched the BBC's Planet Earth may forever associate scenes of the natural world with the voice of British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. His narration of the popular 2006 nature documentary series became one of the show's most defining elements. (Attenborough was replaced by actress Sigourney Weaver for the U.S. broadcast of Planet Earth on the Discovery Channel, but retains pride of place on the successful DVD editions of the series.)

But a group of kids may give Sir David a run for his money. BBC America has released a video showing a series of Planet Earth Narrator Auditions, all of which feature young children trying their hand at Attenboroughian voiceovers.

The result? Intimate and incredible footage of animals in the wild, paired with totally disarming children using big words. If you have a low tolerance for adorable things, consider yourself warned:

As a point of comparison, here is the original version of Planet Earth's birds of paradise clip, with Sir David himself providing the narration:

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