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The Animal House

PBS // 2011 // 60 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // February 4th, 2012

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson's house is an animal house! Keggers nightly!

The Charge

Home is where the guano is.

The Case

Now here's a specialized science program. What is The Animal House? It's not a loving retrospective to John Belushi, that's for sure. It's an hour-long NOVA Nature program about the houses animals live in. Quite literally.

As the program rolls, we animal-lovers are taken on a comprehensive tour through all manner of creature domicile, from owl hovels and beaver dams to towering ant-hills and the labyrinthine prairie dog tunnels.

Okay, so what else can I tell you? I covered the owl hovels and the beaver dams, and I noted the ant hills and the prairie dog tunnels…

The Animal House is another solid documentary of the natural world, shedding light on the wonderful little habitats these critters carve out. In fact, we get a peek at some of the engineering designs that have been built into their construction and learn, as the synopsis says, "how insects handle heating and cooling." Not a bad way to spend an hour, huh?

The DVD: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 5.1 surround, no extras.

The Verdict

Not Guilty. Get your learn on!

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 80

Perp Profile

Studio: PBS
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
• English (SDH)
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Documentary
• Science and Nature
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• None


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