The Year Earth Changed

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The Year Earth Changed
Directed byTom Beard
Produced byMike Gunton
Alice Keens-Soper
Narrated byDavid Attenborough
Music byAdam Skinner
Dan Skinner
Distributed byApple TV+
Release date
  • April 16, 2021 (2021-04-16)
Running time
48 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Year Earth Changed is a 2021 nature documentary film about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on nature directed by Tom Beard.[1] It focuses on wildlife during public health lockdowns and travel restrictions from the onset of the pandemic in 2020.[1] The film was produced by the BBC Natural History Unit as a collaboration between Mike Gunton and Alice Keens-Soper. The documentary was narrated by David Attenborough.[2]

Apple TV+ released the documentary on April 16, 2021.[3]


Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (21 April 2021). "David Attenborough's 'The Year Earth Changed' Special Tops Apple TV+'s Unscripted Viewership Charts In Debut". Deadline. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  2. ^ Kanter, Jake (29 March 2021). "Apple Sets David Attenborough Special 'The Year Earth Changed'; Renews 'Tiny World' & 'Earth At Night In Color'". Deadline. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  3. ^ "The Year Earth Changed". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. ^ "The Year Earth Changed (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 30, 2021.

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