Animals Are Beautiful People (1975)





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Paddy O'Byrne narrates this entertaining and humorous look at African wildlife from the creator of The Gods Must Be Crazy. This family film, filled with fascinating footage, compares animals and humans -- and finds much in common between the two. Filmed over four years in the Namib and Kalahari deserts and the Okavango Delta region, the movie won Best Documentary at the Golden Globes in 1975.
Comedy , Documentary , Special Interest
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Paddy O'Byrne
as Narrator
Paddy O'Byrne
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for Animals Are Beautiful People

All Critics (2)

Often too cute for its own good, but overall such a pleasant change of pace from the usual documentary that it's a film worth seeing.

Full Review… | May 3, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Notwithstanding the excessive cuteness of the anthropomorphizing title… an entertaining, original documentary about life in the harsh conditions of southwest Africa's Namib Desert… makes fine family viewing.

Full Review… | August 29, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Animals Are Beautiful People

Hilarious and Educational, all at the same time! See how humans have more in common with animals than we ever thought possible! For all ages, young and old!

Tanya Lueck
Tanya Lueck

Unbelievable hidden gem. The crown jewel of all wildlife flicks as the unique blend of humor, nature, and real life all come together beautifully.

Jim Howell
Jim Howell

It was a great, very interesting and very educational family film. It had really great cinematography, comedy, adventure, narrating and a great storyline. I've not seen this movie in a very long time. I would recommend this movie to both children and adults.

Chris M
Chris M

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