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25 Sep

Too Cute meets Pokémon in Chu Cute

The team here at Animal Planet can’t stop smiling at a Too Cute/Pokémon parody that’s making the rounds online.

Pokémon was practically a cult when I was in middle school back in the late nineties, dominating tween culture with trading cards, video games, a cartoon series, etc. So when we came across Chu Cute, our expectations were high to say the least. (Sidenote: The ending is hilarious and somewhat terrifying)

From the music to the narration to the “disclaimer” at the beginning, Chu Cute is an impressive parody that amused our Too Cute production team. We think @theEsquirebob, the mastermind behind Chu Cute, did a fantastic job.

What did you think?

Want more Too Cute? Check out our Too Cute website for video, photos and more.

28 Jun

Fido Chewed Your Phone? Learn How to Stop it from Happening Again

 

 

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Credit: Hemera/Thinkstock

 

By Margo Shear

Imagine you’re sitting on the couch with your dog, watching television and unwinding after a long day at work. You leave your new iPhone 5, in its protective casing, lying on the couch for FIVE MINUTES to go answer the door and greet the pizza deliveryman. You come back with your piping hot pepperoni pie, and your cell phone is chewed to bits. Now your expensive iPhone, your appetite and your day are all ruined. Woof.




This scenario, or versions of it (like the one above), has happened, literally, millions of times over the past year. A study recently released by electronic insurer company SquareTrader found that the pets of America cause damage to about 8 million of our gadgets each year. And we’ve paid a whopping 3 billion dollars to fix ‘em.

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22 Feb

Our Favorite Animal Versions of the 'Harlem Shake'

 

It's the viral sensation that has taken the Internet by storm. And, no, we're not talking about cats (though they do rule the interwebs).

We're talking about the Harlem Shake!

For some reason, this song by Baauer has inspired pretty much everyone, everywhere to create their own take on the video, which features a lone dancer in an everyday situation who's then joined by a huge group of other people who are often dressed in costumes and dancing crazy.

Our Discovery coworkers and Science Channel buddies did their own versions, but here are some of our favorite animal versions of the meme.

Enjoy!

1. Harlem Shake (Puppy Edition)

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21 May

Welcome to a Bite-sized Animal Planet

Welcome to Bites @AnimalPlanet, the blog that takes you inside Animal Planet - our shows, our people and our passion for animals. 

Over the years, we've come to rest on the fascinating intersection of human lives with that of animals. From cute to bold, funny to tragic, how we interract with animals is a window on to each of us and all of us.  At the end of the day, the remarkable thing is that the world of animals is surprisingly human.

Bites is written directly by the Animal Planet team. It's not social-media gurus ghost-writing thinly veiled corporate communications. And I mean all of us, from the senior management all the way down to the mail room, on the things that matter to each of us. We have pet owners, animal welfare volunteers, activists and entertainers in our midst, so I think that you'll always find something here to capture and reward your attention. It's been a bit of a mission for me to establish this blog, to share the energy and committment to all fans of our animal planet that I find in the people I work with every day. 

Come back, tell your friends, but more than anything - please share your thoughts and engage with us using the Comments section. And, welcome to Bites @AnimalPlanet.

 


Iain Langridge is VP for Animal Planet Digital Media. 

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Welcome to the Bites @ Animal Planet, where you can connect with the people who bring Animal Planet to life. Find out what's in the works here at Animal Planet, share your feedback with the team and see what's getting our attention online and in the news.

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