Animal Odyssey


Current production


5 x 43 mn

5 x 52 mn



Arte France

Les Gens Bien Production

Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris




Paul-Aurélien Combre

Benoit Laborde

Vincent Perazio

Stéphane Jacques

Animal Odyssey

The Bear's Journey - The Monkey's Journey - The Horse's Journey

The Kangaroo's Journey - The Elephant's Journey


When one thinks of kangaroos, one thinks of Australia. And yet, they completed a fantastical voyage around the world, from North and South America, to Europe and Antarctica, before landing in Oceania. Where do the animals symbolic of each five continents really come from?

65 million years ago, dinosaurs perished, allowing the advent of mammals on every conti­nent. Over that time, climates have changed, continents have shifted, oceans and seas have risen and died out, new predators have appeared provoking the evolution of these animals and great migrations for survival often far from where they were first seen, from one continent to another.
Scientists use the latest research of evolutionary paleontology to tell the 65 million year odyssey of animals we think we know so well: the monkey, the elephant, the horse, the bear and the kangaroo.