TV Series Discover what to watch this November, including a documentary series that dives deep into the Marvel Universe, a reboot of a beloved '90s animated series, and a special that celebrates a very important Star Wars holiday. Documentary. Spy in the Wild uses more than 30 animatronic spies to get up close and personal in the animal kingdom and does a very convincing job of it in the process. Produced and directed by: John Downer by And it's a Nature documentary. On the other hand, cuteness abounds. If you didn't know already, Wild Dogs (and yep, that's what they are called) are pretty adorable. Without spoiling two big events that take place in the first hour, the narrator says one scene depicts "an unprecedented assembly never witnessed before" and somberly notes in another segment that "a quiet and contemplative mood descends on the colony" (hint: something very bad happens, and yes, you see it). 2 The spy creatures take between three and nine months to make. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. BBC viewers were left baffled by new natures series Spy in the Wild, which saw hidden cameras concealed in fake animals in order to capture unique close-up shots of various wildlife. All of these animatronic spies get access that even the best and longest-range cameras would not. Premieres: Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET/PT (PBS). For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. (Well, let's not kid ourselves — if you're primarily a scripted person like I am, there's a combination of comedies and dramas totaling about 500 shows out there to choose from and diving into them you won't be brokenhearted over rejected male penguins who show up late to build a nest, have their pebbles stolen by macho penguin jerks, lose their pregnant significant others because of it and then get the crap beaten out of them for good measure. And Spy in the Wild did get that footage, along with a better understanding of what it's like to be up close to animals that don't let you get up close. Spy in the Wild. In all seriousness, some very revealing things are shown here, when it comes to behavior. For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. The complete official Chad Wild Clay Spy Ninja merch line to help Chad and Vy defeat Project Zorgo! This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. FACEBOOK | Cookie Settings. About Our Ads The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. “You suddenly see this silence come over them,” says Rob. It's hard to tell them apart from real animals, The animals’ ‘voices’ are recordings that are played back through a small speaker, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). “They hug each other to try to calm the situation down. He's cute. It captures all the tiny things that "bigger" documentaries miss. View production, box office, & company info. 1 After the success of 2013’s Spy In The Huddle, which sent animatronic penguins into colonies, producers spent three years putting together this series featuring ‘spy creatures’ such as an orang-utan,a crocodile, a tortoise, a wild pup and a baby langur monkey getting intimate with their real-life counterparts.   |  “There’s the robotic layer, the waterproof layer and the aesthetic layer. And while it's also true that pretty much every single animal featured in the documentary seem at least a little dubious about the fake intruders, most fit right in after a while (and perhaps the highlight of the first hour is how the very smart chimps call bullshit on Spy Tortoise — those chimps are our cousins, remember — but instead of chucking Spy Tortoise into a tree, one of the chimps turns him into a toy pet and that, in turn, leads to other intriguing behavior). Animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to observe their behavior. Were I to tell you that PBS' Nature series had a pretty incredible five-part miniseries worth recording, you might not even think about reading it if, say, you were more interested in reviews of and news about Westworld or Legion (as I normally am).