Ⓒ Jurgen Otto
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest dancer of them all…?
Many animals dance or strut their stuff, very often in a kaleidoscope of colour. But why? And which animal is the greatest dancer of them all? TV’s prime time programming featuring shows like ‘Dancing with the Stars’ may look glitzy, but these shows and their contestants are nothing in comparison with what some animals get up to.
So who is the greatest dancer? This is a roll call of the most famous of the animal kingdom, ranging from mammals to the most likely winners of the contest – birds. Or… are they?
So let’s reject mammals.
What about insects? They certainly display lots of colour, but are not the greatest dancers.
Reptiles – any real lounge lizards out there?
Surely it must be birds?
No, just in the last few years the greatest dancers have been discovered – species new to science. It’s a big surprise… And the winners are… the Peacock Spiders.
They win in all categories: great costumes, strong sound effects, and great dance routines showing off fabulous colours and (8) long legs.
‘Dancing with the Beasts’ will be a film full of colour, drama and fun, depicting some of the most incredible animals on earth including the surprise winners we had not expected to be among the top runners for this cinematographic contest.
Written and directed by Paul Reddish
Executive producers: Sabine Holzer, Walter Köhler
1 x 53 min., HD, 5.1 and Stereo