Sir David Attenborough’s voice is like buttttter

Tell us more Sir David!Mooooooooooooore!!!

If you haven’t gotten The Planet Erf in HD series yet, you shud!

Comments

  1. Drat! I hate the Youtube ones. They block them at work.

  2. Almost bleen! And I *love* that man-I’ve grown up listening to his british accent and watching the shows on TV

  3. I just watched that with my jaw hanging open. Twin polar bear babies. Um. Wow.

  4. Hurrah! Sir David is a national – and international – treasure :D

  5. luvinmalssomuch says:

    Please read me a bedtime story Uncle Sir David.

  6. Once again, completely floored by the camera work in this series. How lucky was this cameraman??

  7. Oh sure….and where was daddy polar bear when you need him??? No where, as per usual!!!!

  8. Planet Earth is SOOOOOO GOOOOD! I just bought it and it blows my mind.

    There’s so much awesome and cute in the series eeeeee!!

  9. baby bear booty is soooo friggin’ cute!!

  10. Timothy Bell says:

    Momma bear, coming out of the hole is like, “oohhh i don’t want to walk just yet…I think I’ll just sliiiide around to wherever it takes me.” LOL

  11. They’ve BEAN in their den awl wintah…

    Um, where’s the polar bear potty? Is that why they need to “clean their fur?” Pew, pew!

  12. Yes he is wonderful that man is not afraid of much. Sir David is always calming to listen to and watch on tv.

  13. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    wow, i shouldn’t have listened at work, now i’m all sleepy!!! I’ve been watching his series on mammals every day, when it’s time to go to bed. And it’s sooooooo relaxing.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

  14. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    wow, i shouldn’t have listened at work, now i’m all sleepy!!! I’ve been watching his series on mammals every day, when it’s time to go to bed. And it’s sooooooo relaxing.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

  15. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    wow, i shouldn’t have listened at work, now i’m all sleepy!!! I’ve been watching his series on mammals every day, when it’s time to go to bed. And it’s sooooooo relaxing.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

  16. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    wow, i shouldn’t have listened at work, now i’m all sleepy!!! I’ve been watching his series on mammals every day, when it’s time to go to bed. And it’s sooooooo relaxing.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

  17. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    wow, i shouldn’t have listened at work, now i’m all sleepy!!! I’ve been watching his series on mammals every day, when it’s time to go to bed. And it’s sooooooo relaxing.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

  18. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    wow, i shouldn’t have listened at work, now i’m all sleepy!!! I’ve been watching his series on mammals every day, when it’s time to go to bed. And it’s sooooooo relaxing.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

  19. I love Sir David but he really shouldn’t have that island with all the dinosaurs.
    Far too dangerous!

  20. I love the baby’s use of Mom’s ear as a stepping stone while trying to climb over her.

    Also, mother’s ever-so-graceful descent back into her den is glorious (back feet out behind her, sliding down inside). It’s the only way about it!

    I love seeing such a large, powerful animal be so gentle and calm around her young.

  21. Its all about 2:37, when the baby polar bear is on momma’s neck, using her ear for leverage, lol.

  22. Aww, polar bears. That reminded me of the report that they might die off. :/

    And maymee – that’s his brother, Sir Richard Attenborough, who also has a soft, mellow voice. :)

  23. Anybody else notice the PERFECTLY executed baby bear “ehn” toward the end?

  24. “Sir David … really shouldn’t have that island with all the dinosaurs.”

    that’s his brother richard.

    oh man… i am so in love with david’s voice- i hope he’s immortal!

    my fave is his series on birds, most especially bower birds.

  25. ahhh… they’re so tiny their feet don’t even make marks in the snow!

  26. Has anyone actually seen the series?? I am so surprised no one mentioned how sad it is that these creatures are dying because of what we are doing to the environment :-(

  27. DarrylsMama says:

    More commercials. Can we keep the ads on the side and not embedded in teh cute?

  28. Awwwwww:)

    I love Sir David Attenborough.

    Know what?
    Polar Bear Butt!:D

  29. I am stuned and those pictures of the cubs on the steep sloops. They make you realize how truely lucky Knute is.
    And Sir David’s voice IS THE AWESOME!

  30. I think that should be “budder.”

  31. Wouldn’t it be great if Sir David narrated the soundtrack of your daily life? “…after (too few)hours of confinement under the duvet she stumbles to the shower, perhaps to wash her hair, perhaps for sheer joy…”

    Oh, and those leetle bear cubs traversing across the steep snow absolutely slayed me!

  32. What he does that is 2 awsum is one minute he’s in Costa Rica, the next in New Zealand! Sir David knows all the wormholes!!

  33. I am jest ded from the Qte babeh bears!
    I hope they make it…

  34. OMG, what a good mamma and those bebehs are darling! Love the tocks shots.

  35. ‘TOCKS and ‘tocks and ‘tocks and pads and bebehs and pads and ‘TOCKS!!!!! I just squeed all over myself! LOL!

    But seriously, I need to know if mommy eats and babies get her sense of urgency instead of just her beautiful looks, and where the heck is daddy?!?!?!? Is football on somewhere?!?!?

  36. bugmom – too funny. that’s what i was just thinking – sideways stepping baby bear TOCKS!

  37. i wish i could stop imagining them with bottles of coke.

    *runs to bathroom to wash out commercial-addled brain*

  38. berthaslave says:

    The world is amazing. How cool that we get to see this. But no one tell Stephen Colbert.

  39. omg what happens next?!?! *rushes out to buy DVDs*

  40. OMG SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S VOICE GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS!

    *fangirl squeal*

  41. Meg, where can we get more???

    [Click the Amazon link *under* the video... - Ed.]

  42. I have already sent in this link, but in case you don’t post it, I still want to share it. It is a slide show of a huge polar bear frolicking with a dog up in Canada. It’s incredibly cute and sweet:

    http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/play/audiogallery/soundseen.shtml

  43. I love David Attenborough, but those bears are soooooo anerable, I could have listen to Fran Drescher narrate that!

  44. Ok, so it’s Richard and not David with the dinosaur island. You’re missing the point – having dinos wandering around is NOT good, people.

    Those Attenborough boys are Trouble.

  45. Mary (the first) says:

    OMG tblue!!!! That is TOOOO MUCH!

  46. Mary (the first) says:

    OMG tblue!!!! That is TOOOO MUCH!

  47. Mary (the first) says:

    (sorry for double post although it does bear repeating) (yes, I said bear)

  48. ehn ehn! Those little voices kill me every time… Awwwwwww.

  49. Thanks for posting this video up, Cute overload. It really draws attention to the plight of global warming. Those glaciers might not even be there by the end of my life. (I’m 15)

  50. I cry when I see polar bears now, just thinking about how we have put them in danger. Gorgeous animals.

  51. Mary1 — usually I clean up dups when I see them… this time I think I’ll leave it, tho.
    ;)

  52. bebeh bear tocks. love em.

  53. Poor hungry bears. If only they had known how close that nosy camera operator was–he would have made a deleeshus meal for all of them!!!

  54. Poor hungry bears. If only they had known how close that nosy camera operator was–he would have made a deleeshus meal for all of them!!!

  55. Poor hungry bears. If only they had known how close that nosy camera operator was–he would have made a deleeshus meal for all of them!!!

  56. Poor hungry bears. If only they had known how close that nosy camera operator was–he would have made a deleeshus meal for all of them!!!

  57. Poor hungry bears. If only they had known how close that nosy camera operator was–he would have made a deleeshus meal for all of them!!!

  58. Poor hungry bears. If only they had known how close that nosy camera operator was–he would have made a deleeshus meal for all of them!!!

  59. He was in charge of BBC 2 when it first started.

  60. I can’t WAIT for Stephen Colbert to see this.

    “Look at his eyes they look like tiny buttons AWWWWWWWW!!!!” Heeee!

  61. violetgreen says:

    Sir David is my hero.
    Da bearz are so sweeet.
    Body-surfing nekkid down a snow bank would be a great hot-flash cure.

  62. I love these guy so much. My heart breaks that they will be extinct due to our species.

  63. Everything sounds cooler when it’s coming from a Brit. Especially that Brit.

  64. Those baby bear ‘tocks crawling over mom are THE best.

  65. so cute! his voice reminds me of pooh. the one i saw was narrated by sigourney weaver.

  66. everytime I see these on animal planet or discovery I just cry. the world is so beautiful. and the animals, small and large are just so amazing. it is the greatest thing I’ve seen on tv.

  67. Heeeee! Using mom’s ear as a step is also great!

  68. See I stopped watching polar bears cause they just make me so say anymore. Before my life is over they will be extinct in the wild thru no fault of their own or nature’s way. Just stupid stupid humans. So they make me sad. Then I watch the clip that tblue suggested and that makes me well up with happy tears. Life as it should be. That is just such a sweet great story. Wish they took pics all week!

  69. Uh…how exactly have WE put those polar bears in danger as someone alluded to earlier??

    You are supposing that ‘global warming’ is somehow a human construct whilst the reality is science is not agreed at all on that…that is FACT!

    Perhaps try reading outside the mainstream media and talking heads, and you will learn!!

  70. Eeee! Wild Knuts! Two of them!

    And: Okay, guys, there’s enough global warning commentroversy in the YOUTUBE comment lists whenever a David Atten. video pops up, let’s not copy it over to here. If they want to look that up, Google is their very special friend. :0

    Have you guys seen the King Penguin video on youtube (also a Sir David narration)? Talk about overload.

  71. Devon: You know what “FUD” means, right? Wild unsupported statements in blog comments is one variety.

    There are plenty of reasons that “mainstream media” is mainstream, and few of them are sinister.

  72. oh Devon, Devon, Devon. Turn off Fox News (oh and Glen Beck) and turn on YOUR brain. Then you will figure it out. I bet we didn’t really land on the moon either, huh?

    OK – I promise. I will be good from here on out. Last grumpy thing I say tonite! Sorry.

  73. Those bearlets look just like my tedda at home.

  74. After coming back and re-reading the comments I’m having a really hard time getting the polar bear Coke commercials out of my head.

    (Theo, Shannon, it took a ton of my willpower not to respond to Devon. (I guess his/her comment was directed at me since I used the obviously inflammatory word “danger”.) Thanks for doing my work for me!)

    ;)

  75. Scientists have not conclusively proven the existence of nuffs. But I, for one, am convinced they exist.

  76. Oakie -LOL Lmao

    Puddin’?

  77. There is footage of a polar bear struggling to hunt because of prematurely thinned ice (also narrated by Sir David) which is really hard to watch but I’m not sure if it’s from this series. I’m glad it wasn’t part of this sequence. Yes, I too am saddend by their species plight which I am reminded of whenever I see them on TV. :(
    On a happier note I told Sir David at a book signing a few years ago(his autobiography) that “It was an honour to be part of a generation that grew up with his work” :)

  78. LadyMeerkat: LUCKYYY!

  79. “Those Attenborough boys are Trouble.”

    LOL, maymee!

    (Now I’m saying it in my head with an accent: Them Attenborough boys is trubble.)

  80. “a poe-lah beah stihhhs…” I could listen to him all day – and smoosh polah bebehs on to my cheeks both at the same time, and do a floofy motorboat between both their fluffage. *ducks head; grins sheepishly*

  81. “Those glaciers might not even be there by the end of my life. (I’m 15)”

    Posted by: anonymouse

    Anonymouse, in that case, I wish you a long, long, long, long, life!!!

  82. I just kept thinking about the summer ice shrinking more and more every year.

    Learn all about polar bears and make a contribution towards their preservation through World Wildlife Fund: http://www.worldwildlife.org/polarbears/

    Go team armchair activism!

  83. Gotta love the polar bears.

    Rock on, babies!

  84. [snork!] …Ayup. Ah had me a little run-in with one o’ them Attenburras a whaahl back, yes indeedy. ‘Twarn’t pretty.

  85. Teh Schmoop sez, “Yeah… Shoot-Out at the Highly Refined British Finishing School Corral.”

  86. *SHRIEK*

    Theo – YOU REALLY DID?! When you went to London? Didja get an autograph??? Didja?

  87. Silly, I was only playing with accents!

    er wait um [ahem] Waaaal, no, Miss… but ah did walk away with this fine Clumsy-W cowbrand, wut evar’one thinks is a three, raht heah. An’ I count ma blessins that wuz the worst of it. I figger Attenburra musta been on ‘is way sumwhar in a hurry, that day.

  88. momma bear is all, “i needsa a bacation”

  89. this is beautiful and heartbreaking.
    this weekend i heard that polarbears will be completely gone within 50 years if something can’t be done to save their habitat.
    they are such amazing animals, it brings a tear…

  90. IMPORTANT NOTE!!!
    If you want to buy the Planet Earth series on DVD & you want to enjoy the voice of the fabu Sir Attenborough, be VERY careful which one you buy! Some of them feature narration by Sigourney Weaver rather than the fabulous voice of Sir David. Just a heads-up. :)

  91. Just commenting on MrsSteel – the Discovery Store and Amazon (who you should be boycotting anyway, check HSUS for more info) have the American, shorter, S. Weaver version. Now, the guy in the Discovery Store told me you can only get the Attenbourough version thru the BBC channel. I don’t know how true that is, but it is a start!

  92. OH MY GOD – tblue, that is *amazing*. You see, THAT is why I love NPR.

  93. “After months of confinement, the mother polar bear toboggans down the slope, perhaps to clean her fur, perhaps for sheer joy, or perhaps because her legs are still asleep. ‘OWOWOWOWO!’ winces the polar bear, ‘my paws feel like they’re soaking in ginger ale!'”

  94. Sue in NoCal says:

    LadyMeerkar, you are correct, this episode, titled “Ice Worlds” shows an adult polar bear swimming for many miles looking for food. When he finally finds an ice raft with walruses he tries to attack, but doesn’t have enough energy left to succeed. So he digs a hole in the snow, crawls into it and dies. If any of you people have a soft heart be warned. Do NOT watch this episode, that scene will haunt you the rest of your life. I just wish someone warned me before I saw it. I’m tearing up again…..

  95. Christine H says:

    Sue, that is so sad.

    I hope that mom polar bear was sliding more because of sheer job than because of her legs being weak.

    The baby polar bears are adorable!

  96. Nature can be a cruel place many times.

    Actually there are several different sides to the global warming issue. Not saying it isn’t an issue just saying there is alot more to it than you see in the “Main Street Media”. You may want to see what is written about the heating up of the entire solar system and sun cycles it is very fascinating.

  97. OH MY GOD THAT IS SO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!

  98. I thought Susan Sarandon hosted this series?

  99. I sent this over to my Vox Blog. You know we just had our one year anniversary when you gave us the invites to Vox. Thanks again. CuteOverload Rules.

  100. Get your fill now, because time is running out:

    http://news.taume.com/Science/Environment/Time-running-out-for-polar-bears-2520

    Ah well, at least we’ll always have video. Right?

  101. Man,that was adorable but I can’t believe you left us with how many of the cubs DIE! this is why I rarely watch nature programs…

  102. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    I was watching “The Life of Mammals” last night, and have you ever noticed that no matter what animal it is, mammal, reptile, fish, dragon – monster, not one of them seem to mind Sir David just hanging out by them? They’re like – oh, it’s that English fellow come to watch me pooh. How quaint.

  103. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    I was watching “The Life of Mammals” last night, and have you ever noticed that no matter what animal it is, mammal, reptile, fish, dragon – monster, not one of them seem to mind Sir David just hanging out by them? They’re like – oh, it’s that English fellow come to watch me pooh. How quaint.

  104. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    I was watching “The Life of Mammals” last night, and have you ever noticed that no matter what animal it is, mammal, reptile, fish, dragon – monster, not one of them seem to mind Sir David just hanging out by them? They’re like – oh, it’s that English fellow come to watch me pooh. How quaint.

  105. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    I was watching “The Life of Mammals” last night, and have you ever noticed that no matter what animal it is, mammal, reptile, fish, dragon – monster, not one of them seem to mind Sir David just hanging out by them? They’re like – oh, it’s that English fellow come to watch me pooh. How quaint.

  106. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    I was watching “The Life of Mammals” last night, and have you ever noticed that no matter what animal it is, mammal, reptile, fish, dragon – monster, not one of them seem to mind Sir David just hanging out by them? They’re like – oh, it’s that English fellow come to watch me pooh. How quaint.

  107. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    I was watching “The Life of Mammals” last night, and have you ever noticed that no matter what animal it is, mammal, reptile, fish, dragon – monster, not one of them seem to mind Sir David just hanging out by them? They’re like – oh, it’s that English fellow come to watch me pooh. How quaint.

  108. RIP Polar Bears!

    WE Will Miss You in 50 Years!!!!!!!!!!!

    :'(

  109. book_monstercats says:

    Aaaawwww! Sniffle. What lovely music as well. The only voice to compare with Sir David’s for mellifluosity is the late Sir Richard Burton (a Welshman), and I have lots of tapes of him reading poetry, especially Dylan Thomas.

  110. Planet Earth has got to be one of the most amazing things i have ever seen come out of that box we call a TV. If anyone hasn’t seen it you should!!

  111. OMG! It’s Carrie: That’s because Sir D has respect for wildlife, allowing it to be at ease with him before going any closer, speaking in hushed tones, and always mindful that it’s WILD. That and his amazing life story, is why I have the outmost respect for the man :)

  112. Sue, I guess the good thing about seeing such footage is that it has affected you and it makes you want to do something about it, doesn’t it? In that sense, anyone who doubts why we need to do something should watch it.

    Left a light/appliance on? Think of the polar bears, every bit of energy you save means a little bit less global warming. It all adds up.

  113. My biology “perfesser” wanted to marry him based on his voice alone!

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