Planet Earth DVD/Blu Ray brings Nature Home (giveaway)

by Pam on October 14, 2011

The contest is closed. The winner is

As a homeschool mom I constantly search for quality educational DVDs or Blu Ray Discs. Over the years I have discovered I must be sneaky. If the kids think it’s educational they have no desire to watch it. Planet Earth, available October 4th from BBC, is one DVD/ Blu Ray Disc I don’t have to coerce my children to watch. When my son saw the video he said, “Hey, Planet Earth! I saw this on TV. Can I watch the video?” Of course, I told him yes.

From the makers of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, Planet Earth premiered on Discovery Channel in 2007 and became a global phenomenon. Featuring the original BBC series presented by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth has received four Emmy Awards. Five years in the making, the first-ever nature series to be filmed entirely in high definition required over 2000 days in the field and used 40 cameramen who filmed across 200 locations around the globe. Utilizing state-of-the-art filming techniques and technologies – ranging from revolutionary aerial lens stabilization and flash strobe-systems to ultra high-speed cameras – Planet Earth lovingly captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet’s best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this awe-inspiring series takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through the daily struggle for survival in Earth’s most extreme habitats.

The series contains ten episodes and runs for over nine hours. Included in the series are
Pole to Pole, Mountains ,Fresh Water, Caves, Deserts, Ice Worlds, Great Plains, Jungles, Shallow Seas, and Seasonal Forests. The cinematography is excellent and features beautiful nature shots. While I recommend this series, it is an accurate look at nature which means some of the action might be upsetting for young children. When my kids first watched the series in 2007, my daughter was upset because a wolf caught a baby animal. Though she knew it was part of the food chain, she didn’t want to see it happen.

An added bonus is the six and a half hours of special features added to the package.
• Special Sneak Peek at Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill’s next blockbuster project: Frozen Planet
• Commentary on select episodes
• Greatest Planet Earth Moments – Relive the greatest moments of this revolutionary series and discover how these scenes were captured on film.
• Snow Leopard: Beyond the Myth – The BBC Natural History Unit explores a secret cave deep in the mountains of Pakistan where generations of snow leopards return each year to raise their young.
• Secrets of the Maya Underworld – The freshwater pools that dot Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula were believed by the Mayans to be portals to the underworld. For the first time ever, the BBC Natural History Unit explores this incredible, labyrinthine system of underground rivers.
• Elephant Nomads of the Namib Desert – Follow the struggle for survival of two female elephants trying to raise their young in one of the harshest climates on Earth.
• Music only viewing option

Win It!
One person will receive a Limited Edition Planet Earth DVD and one person will receive a Special Edition Planet Earth DVD.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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melissa October 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

our favorite was the jungle episode

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Laura October 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I haven’t seen it, but I would love to. We like watching shows like this!
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Ryan October 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I have not watched it yet, but am looking forward to watching it.

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Wise Owl Designs October 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I haven’t watched it yet but I would love to see this. It seems really interesting and the kids would love it.

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Kimberly October 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

We haven’t seen it yet
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Lori Thomas October 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm

We haven`t seen it, but it looks & sounds very interesting

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Tawnya October 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I am looking forward to seeing it!

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shana October 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I’ve seen Mountains & Fresh Water, but not the others.

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Wild N Mild $$$ October 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I have not seen them, but I know people who have and they really liked it.

Jennifer Rote
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Fawn October 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I have not seen this, but would love to watch it with my family.
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Me October 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I haven’t seen it, but my daughter would love it

Amy Hollingsworth
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ibjenn October 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I have never seen it, this looks like good stuff!

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Thabal October 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm

No, I have been longing to see this. It is on my Wish-list for almost a year now. Hope to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life October 14, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I LOVED watching these when the series was on TV. I never could get over that bird of paradise dancing around! Too funny!

I’d love to have this so my son could see some of this amazing footage. Thanks!

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AnneLoyd October 15, 2011 at 12:55 am

I have not watched Planet Earth before but would love to!

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Jody Sisson October 15, 2011 at 1:07 am

I have not watched Planet Earth, but it looks very interesting.

jodysis at windstream dot net

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Julie October 15, 2011 at 1:21 am

I haven’t seen any of them, but I would really love to watch them now!!

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Crystal October 15, 2011 at 1:43 am

I caught bits and pieces when it originally aired, but I don’t think I saw any of the episodes in full.
CrystalW07 at aol.com

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jill24295 October 15, 2011 at 1:56 am

Yes, we have seen Planet Earth and loved it. I can’t remember the names of any of the episodes, but I did like the one with all the bats in the cave.
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Diana D October 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

No I haven’t seen it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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Anonymous October 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

I haven’t seen any episodes, my kids would love this!!! happygirl074@hotmail.com

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey October 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

No I have never seen it but it looks interesting
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kyonac1 October 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I watched some of the episodes on TV and would lovd to see what I missed. It was amazing.
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Anonymous October 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

i have watched it and i love the ocean one-anything under water is beautiful…although they’re all spectacular!!

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melsywsou October 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

THe undersea episode.

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Karli October 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I have not seen them yet, but have heard SO many good things about them. I’m DYING to watch them!

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Carrie Phelps October 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I have watched it and my favorite episode involves the ocean.
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Stephen N. October 16, 2011 at 12:28 am

I love the show. My favorite episode is Deserts.

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Helen Keeler October 16, 2011 at 12:40 am

No not yet but would love to.
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Andrew October 16, 2011 at 12:43 am

i haven’t seen these yet, would be super excited to win and watch!

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KrystalR October 16, 2011 at 12:45 am

I’ve seen several of them on Discovery. They’re all so good!

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daniel thornton October 16, 2011 at 1:38 am

I have not watched plant earth

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Cj Nrsn October 16, 2011 at 3:56 am

I haven’t watched it yet, but I would love to experience it with my kids!

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Claire October 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

I haven’t watched it! I wanted to, but always seemed to miss it when it was on TV.

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j1man1r66 October 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I do not think I have seen a Planet Earth recently!Looks very good and interesting.
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karenmed409 October 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

oceanic whitetip shark was a favorite of the kids, they love sharks

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lorialcorn2006 October 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I really liked the ocian episode I love these kinds of programs and would so love to own them so I can whatch them when ever I like :)
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liz October 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I have watched a couple episodes. I like the one when they went into the caves.

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Teressa Oliver October 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I have not watched but really want to
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Anonymous October 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I have not seen Planet Earth but I would love to.
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Gretchen October 17, 2011 at 1:51 am

I have not seen it yet, but my husband has and loves it. I would love to win this for a christmas present for him

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Mysharona October 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I haven’t but my son does.

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Zabrina October 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

We have watched a couple episodes the kid love it!

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Alicia C. October 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Once a week one channel (I can never remember which one it is!) plays Planet Earth Episodes all night long. So far, I think I like the Deserts one the best.
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Abi October 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

We have watched it several times through our netflix and would LOVE to own it… my kids love the underwater segments.
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Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Love the Oceans episode

- Jessica Rose
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amweeks October 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I have never seen Planet Earth…but it looks good & I know the whole family would like it!

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Lisa M October 18, 2011 at 12:36 am

Have you watched Planet Earth? If so, do you have a favorite episode?

I have not but my husband really wants to see it

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Kim October 18, 2011 at 1:23 am

Yes I have, I love anything with penguins or polar bears :)

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PrincessJen11400 October 18, 2011 at 5:02 am

I watched it once or twice with my cousin who loves it so this would be a great christmas gift

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jenzen69 October 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

I gave one of these dvds to my nephews last year but im not sure which one, if i remember right it was about volcanoes?
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Anonymous October 18, 2011 at 11:53 am

I haven’t watched it but I’ve heard a lot about it!

jmcghee2024@yahoo.com

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bblanto4 October 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I have never watched it but my son would love this!

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Nana October 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Haven’t watch yet, but would love too!

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Anastasia October 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I haven’t seen it yet, but this set looks awesome! :)

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Anonymous October 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I don’t think we have seen these but my son loves the “Tell Me Why” series so he will love this!

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amanda leach October 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I have not seen it but my son would LOVE it.

Amanda Leach
amandalm21@gmail.com

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cloud10277 October 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

My family loves the Planet Earth series. Our favorite is the Jungles. We love all the colorful birds!
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wigget October 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm

haven’t seen it yet

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lindabr1001 October 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

I have not watched it yet.

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San8KidzForMe October 19, 2011 at 1:55 am

I haven’t watched it but my 10 year old is very much into the planets and nature, he would LOVE this!

katladyu18 at prodigy dot net

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ashley October 19, 2011 at 1:58 am

I love the ocean episodes.

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- Marybeth I. October 19, 2011 at 2:06 am

We watched the Oceans one but that is the only one I have seen

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Charlee October 19, 2011 at 3:23 am

I have never watched it but I’ve heard such amazing things about it!

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Raelena October 19, 2011 at 6:44 am

The only one I have seen was about oceans

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Michele B October 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

My husband would love this!!!

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Ruth October 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

No, I haven’t watched it before, but it sounds interesting.

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Renee W October 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

We haven’t seen it yet

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jcwega27 October 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Andrea October 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

No, I have not watched Planet Earth yet.

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Tammy H. October 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I’ve never seen the Planet Earth series.

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Angela October 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I haven’t seen it but I bet it’s amazing.

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jorjie October 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THEM YET. WOULD BE VERY EXCITED TO WIN!

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Haddie October 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I haven’t seen it yet, but I’d like too.

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tarter95 October 20, 2011 at 12:10 am

No, I don’t think I have seen any of them.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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scarlettred41816@aol.com October 20, 2011 at 12:54 am

I saw one with birds building their houses…not sure of title tho

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Sasha W October 20, 2011 at 2:23 am

I have never seen it but have heard great things so I hope I win!! *fingers crossed*

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Sherrie October 20, 2011 at 2:26 am

This is the first I’ve heard about Planet Earth and I can’t wait to see it!

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Cindi October 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I have not seen it yet!

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Slester October 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I have Watched it. My Favorite is Caves/Deserts/Ice Worlds. Thank you for the Chance to win! This would be great!

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steffp1994 October 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

i have never seen it but im sure it is wonderful. Looks like a great series to share with the whole family

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sherylssg October 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

No I haven’t. I think my nephew who is facinated with space and the planets will love this.

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sueparks2003 October 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I haven’t watched them but my teen age sons watches everyone of them!
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janell wagner October 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

watched it a long time ago, cant remember my favorite

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Sharon Williams October 21, 2011 at 12:11 am

Thanks for the giveaway

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Kim and Ken Carlile October 21, 2011 at 3:13 am

I haven’t but I think my kids would love it.

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anastaciagrace October 21, 2011 at 7:27 am

I have never watched these, but would love to.

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Inez Cegelis October 21, 2011 at 10:17 am

My favorite is the Deserts episode. I watched the episodes every night they were on and loved them.

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rene miller October 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm

no i have not seen an episode yet but i would love to watch this

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Kayla October 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I haven’t watched it yet, but I’ve heard so many great things about it. I’d love to watch it!

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tyedie October 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I have yet to watch planet earth but have been intrigued with it for awhile just havent gotten around to rent it.

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Nicole C. October 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

No, I haven’t watched it.

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rj7777 October 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

I haven’t watched it but this sounds great and I am missing something. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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Christina Rivera October 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

I haven’t seen but 15 min of it once. Thought what I did see was great.

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mrsshukra October 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

I have not seen Planet Earth!

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BethElderton October 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I have not seen this one but would love to add it to my documentary collection which does include some BBC programs.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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Jim W. October 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I haven’t seen it yet, I’d love to though.

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Dealsfan32 October 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

No, Ihaven’t watched it yet.
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Jen October 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I love watching this and i can’t wait to watch it with my son!

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Heather! October 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

I have not seen this, but I don’t know how I’ve missed it! It’s right up my alley; I would LOVE to see it, and owning it would be even better!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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Kari October 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm

We watched all of the episodes as a family and the kids were just amazed. I can’t say that I have a favorite because they were all amazing and very interesting to watch!

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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ October 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I have not watched Planet Earth yet, but sure would love to

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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Jay October 26, 2011 at 1:23 am

I don’t have a fave but have watched it.

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thetribe October 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

I have watched one episode and loved it.
..I think it was mountains

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Breanne October 26, 2011 at 5:55 am

I’ve seen it but I don’t really remember anything.

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ruslady October 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I have not seen this, but would love to watch it with my family and friends
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Bethany October 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I haven’t yet, but I would love to be able to.

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Anonymous October 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

We have not watched it yet, but want to. My son loves these types of movies. Thanks!
Melissa
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Katherine Fary October 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm

We watched it in my biology class

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Erica C. October 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I’ve seen it but don’t know it well enough to have a favorite episode.
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cindy October 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

no i haven’t watched this program but i would like to see it
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Valentin Todorov (ttt643) October 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Yes, we have seen Planet Earth and loved it. I can’t remember the names of any of the episodes, but I did like the one with all the bats in the cave.

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Anonymous October 27, 2011 at 1:19 am

I haven’t seen it but would love too!

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twpjrintx October 27, 2011 at 2:48 am

The Desert is our favorite episode. I lived in Saudi Arabia when I was a kid and it’s neat showing the kids this stuff

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Nancy Sue October 27, 2011 at 2:48 am

What an amazing collection to have! I remember watching a snippet of it previously, and really being mesmorized by it. A great teaching resource!
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pmj October 27, 2011 at 3:29 am

haven’t watched yet

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frogsut October 27, 2011 at 4:08 am

i hav enot watched it but cant wait looks fabulous

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Anonymous October 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

Kandi Smith
klbs1@yahoo.com

I watch Planet Earth whenever possible. I would love to win this DVD/Blu Ray so I can watch it whenever I have some free time. My favorite episode is Deep Ocean — it is filled with bright, colorful and/or peculiar living creatures.

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Ali holt October 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I love the ocean ones!

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Nancy M. October 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I don’t have that channel, but this show sounds wonderful!

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jsc123 October 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

We have not yet watched Planet Earth but I would love to watch it with my family.

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Anonymous October 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I haven’t gotten to see this yet but I would love to. My 11 year old is fascinated with an little part he seen on the desert and would love to have this. wilcarvic
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Shelley October 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I loved the entire series! Can’t pick a favorite!

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Nathalie Jean October 28, 2011 at 1:11 am

No I have not watched Planet Earth, hopefully I get a chance with this one.

niagea at aol dot com

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Chip October 28, 2011 at 1:39 am

I’ve never seen Planet Earth, but it looks amazing.
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