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Friday, March 30, 2012

Raccoon Nation DVD Review


When the lights go down in cities across North America, another world is revealed, populated by shady little characters that live alongside us, but exist in the margins. These pint-size problem solvers are smart, adaptable and omnivorous, and they love a good challenge. Welcome to the world of urban raccoons. With their busy little hands, they can do what other would-be urban animals can’t – open doors, get into attics, and raid secured trash cans. And they are especially fond of big cities, like Chicago, New York, and Toronto – the raccoon capital of the world. In cities everywhere, wherever they’ve been introduced, they have done very, very well. Using both night-vision cameras and raccoon-proof radio collars, scientists set out to learn about their hidden, intimate world. The DVD and Blu-ray release of this program became available on March 13, 2012. The program has a running time of 60 minutes.

Following a family of urban raccoons over the course of six months as the young leave their den high in a tree and head down dark alleyways and haunts with their mother, high-definition cameras and intensive GPS tracking reveal new insights about a species that is far more elusive and wily than most people ever imagined, and more destructive.

The question being asked in this film is - "Are people, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success?" Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced, urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains?

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My Opinion
Ever since my son was very little, he has LOVED animals - watching them, learning about them, making their noises and watching TV and movies about them! He definitely gets it from his dad who is also fascinated with watching animal shows and learning about them!

When I saw that Raccoon Nation was recently released on DVD, I knew it would be a HUGE hit in our house - especially since my husband thinks we have a raccoon living under our deck!! :)

This movie was really informative and interesting and I found my husband exclaiming more than once, "Oh really??", "I knew it!", and "I told you it was a raccoon under our deck!". My son just sat there intrigued and he really loved learning all about raccoons - an animal he can commonly see in his own back yard! He still talks about what he learned...especially every time he sees one outside!

If your family loves learning about animals, their habits and want a family friendly movie to watch, check out Raccoon Nation. It really is an informative, fun and really interesting movie!

Buy It: You can purchase Raccoon Nation DVD for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and the Blu-ray for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

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* Thank you to PBS for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*