Natural Born Rebels: A NATURE Miniseries

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Natural Born Rebels: A Nature Miniseries premieres nationwide Wednesdays, April 25 – May 9, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings). Each episode will be available to stream the following day at pbs.org/nature and on PBS apps.

From a promiscuous prairie dog to a kleptomaniac crab and an alpha chimpanzee who reigns with an iron fist, this three-part miniseries explores the most rebellious animals in the natural world. But are these creatures really breaking bad? Across the world, new studies are uncovering an astonishing variety of insubordinate animal behaviors, and despite how it appears on the surface, researchers are discovering the complex and fascinating science behind why these animals behave the way they do. In fact, being a rebel could be the key to success in the wild.

Episode 1, “Hunger Wars” premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Meet the animals who will steal, cheat and fight to get food, including kleptomaniac crabs, thieving macaques, con artist spiders, tricky tigers and cannibalistic lizards.

Episode 2, “Survival” premieres Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an ‘invisibility cloak’ to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.

Episode 3, “The Mating Game” premieres Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior –from promiscuous prairie dogs to manakin pick-up artists, kidnapping macaques and hyenas with a bad case of sibling rivalry.

Production Credits Print

NATURAL BORN REBELS

EPISODE 1: HUNGER WARS

NARRATED BY
ALLAN PECK

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY
HANNAH GIBSON

PHOTOGRAPHY
BARRIE BRITTON
STUART DUNN
KEVIN FLAY

SOUND
PARKER BROWN
PHILIP MYERS
GARY STADDEN
ALEX WILSON

EDITOR
AMY FATHERS

EDIT ASSISTANTS
SINEAD COOPER
JIM INSOLE

COLORIST
TONY OSBORNE

ONLINE EDITOR
ALEX MOFFATT

DUBBING MIXER
BRIAN MOSELEY

DUBBING EDITOR
DAVID YAPP

GRAPHICS
KISS MY PIXEL

ORIGINAL MUSIC
WILL HYDE
SIMON PITT
PRODUCTION MANAGER
JANELLE BACKES

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
AMANDA MCFALL
LESLEY BISHOP

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
MIRACA WALKER

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
EMMA BRENNAND

RESEARCHERS
ESTELLE CHEUK
JOLYON SUTCLIFFE

ARCHIVE RESEARCHERS
DAVE COX
AMIRAH DALEY

SPECIAL THANKS
PROFESSOR MARIE HEBERSTEIN
DR ANTHONY LOWNEY
DR ROBERT THOMSON
PACHA QUINDI NATURE REFUGE
RAINFOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE
TSWALU NATIONAL PARK

ARCHIVE
POND5
SHUTTERSTOCK
MEDIAWORKS NEWS ARCHIVE

COMMISSIONING EDITORS
ABIGAIL PRIDDLE
LUCINDA AXELSSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JO SHINNER

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

SERIES PRODUCER
HOLLY SPEARING

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE ARNHOLD FAMILY IN MEMORY OF CLARISSE ARNHOLD
THE HALMI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HALMI, SR.
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
ROSALIND P. WALTER
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A CO-PRODUCTION OF THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC AND BBC STUDIOS IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

EPISODE 2: SURVIVAL

NARRATED BY
ALLAN PECK

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY
JOANNE ASHMAN

PHOTOGRAPHY
STUART DUNN
KEVIN FLAY
PETE HAYNS
STEVE PATON
ALEXANDER VAIL

SOUND
PARKER BROWN
PHILIP MYERS
BILL RUDOLPH
ZUBIN SAROSH
GARY STADDEN

EDITORS
JACOB PARISH
ROSS MCFALL
PAUL KIFF
EMMA JONES

EDIT ASSISTANT
SINEAD COOPER

COLORIST
TONY OSBORNE

ONLINE EDITOR
ALEX MOFFATT

DUBBING MIXER
BRIAN MOSELEY

DUBBING EDITOR
DAVID YAPP

GRAPHICS
KISS MY PIXEL

ORIGINAL MUSIC
WILL HYDE
SIMON PITT

PRODUCTION MANAGER
JANELLE BACKES

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
LESLEY BISHOP
AMANDA MCFALL

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
EMMA BRENNAND

RESEARCHERS
ESTELLE CHEUK
JOLYON SUTCLIFFE

ARCHIVE RESEARCH
DAVE COX

SPECIAL THANKS
DR LUCY APLIN
YISRAEL SCHNYTZER
YANIV GIMAN
YAIR ACHITUV
ILAN KARPLUS
BRYSON VOIRIN
DR XAVIER GLAUDAS
PROFESSOR GRAHAM ALEXANDER
PROFESSOR MARK BRIFFA
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY – GOODMAN FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES
IKHAYA LAMADUBE GAME LODGE
GOMBE NATIONAL PARK
JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE

ARCHIVE
TOURISM AUSTRALIA
MEDIAWORKS NEWS ARCHIVE
POND5
SHUTTERSTOCK

COMMISSIONING EDITORS
ABIGAIL PRIDDLE
LUCINDA AXELSSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JO SHINNER

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

SERIES PRODUCER
HOLLY SPEARING

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE ARNHOLD FAMILY IN MEMORY OF CLARISSE ARNHOLD
THE HALMI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HALMI, SR.
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
ROSALIND P. WALTER
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A CO-PRODUCTION OF THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC AND BBC STUDIOS IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

EPISODE 3: THE MATING GAME

NARRATED BY
ALLAN PECK

DIRECTED BY
JOANNE ASHMAN
HANNAH GIBSON

EDIT PRODUCER
EMILY TAYLOR

PHOTOGRAPHY
STUART DUNN
KEVIN FLAY
PETE HAYNS
MICHAEL MALE

SOUND
PARKER BROWN
ZUBIN SAROSH
GARY STADDEN

EDITORS
PAUL KIFF
SAM ROGERS

EDIT ASSISTANT
SINEAD COOPER

COLORIST
TONY OSBORNE

ONLINE EDITOR
ALEX MOFFATT

DUBBING MIXER
BRIAN MOSELEY

DUBBING EDITOR
DAVID YAPP

GRAPHICS
KISS MY PIXEL
ORIGINAL MUSIC
WILL HYDE
SIMON PITT

PRODUCTION MANAGER
JANELLE BACKES

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
AMANDA MCFALL
LESLEY BISHOP

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
EMMA BRENNAND

RESEARCHERS
ESTELLE CHEUK
JOLYON SUTCLIFFE

ARCHIVE RESEARCHER
DAVE COX

SPECIAL THANKS
DR KATHERINE LOUISE BARRY
PROFESSOR MICHAEL CANT
DR FAYE THOMPSON
DR ROSLYN DAKIN
KATHY KERRAN
PROFESSOR DAVID B. MCDONALD
MARIANA RIVERA RODRIGUEZ
BANDED MONGOOSE RESEARCH PROJECT
HELPING HAND TRUST

ARCHIVE
MEDIAWORKS NEWS ARCHIVE
POND5
SHUTTERSTOCK

COMMISSIONING EDITORS
ABIGAIL PRIDDLE
LUCINDA AXELSSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JO SHINNER

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

SERIES PRODUCER
HOLLY SPEARING

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE ARNHOLD FAMILY IN MEMORY OF CLARISSE ARNHOLD
THE HALMI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HALMI, SR.
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
ROSALIND P. WALTER
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A CO-PRODUCTION OF THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC AND BBC STUDIOS IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET

THIS PROGRAM WAS PRODUCED BY THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT

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