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Get up close to nature’s behemoths in new docuseries Big Beasts [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆


Elephants in “Big Beasts,” premiering Friday, April 21 on Apple TV+.★★★☆☆
What docuseries about gigantic animals could leave out elephants?
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TV+ ReviewA few years after the impressive Tiny World, Apple TV+ delivers its antithesis — Big Beasts, a nature documentary series that serves up a look at the largest creatures on earth.

Narrated by Tom Hiddleston, this playful and awed series is aimed at children ready to be sucked into the drama of the natural world (or a slightly older audience doing laundry). It’s ideal afternoon viewing for both demographics.

Big Beasts prowls onto Apple TV+ for Earth Day


'Big Beasts' prowls onto Apple TV+ for Earth Day
Whales and hippos and ostriches, oh my!
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After the success of Tiny World, Apple TV+ is going to the opposite extreme with Big Beasts. The documentary series puts whales, bears, gorillas and many more in center stage.

Tom Hiddleston is narrator, and the multi-part docuseries premiers on Earth Day. A new trailer gives a sneak peek.