To wonder if all of the Creatures saved by the Octonauts are real?

(30 Posts)
FriskyHenderson Wed 16-Oct-13 12:40:48

Because some of them are just weird and look distinctly fictional.

Obviously the Octonauts themselves aren't really real, and the Octopod itself breaks several laws of physics - don't start me on the Gups - but what about the creatures? Are they havin a larf?

pianodoodle Thu 17-Oct-13 13:35:04

I wish they'd put Creature Report back on it used to help wake me up in the morning smile

"Go lobsters, go lobsters" grin

noblegiraffe Thu 17-Oct-13 13:32:31

The guy who voices Barnacles also voices Aleksander Meercat of Simples fame!

CSIJanner Thu 17-Oct-13 13:30:53

They're real - it's like David Attenborough but in polar bear, cat and penguin formation

I love the Octonauts.
Bit of trivia - the actor who voices Captain Barnacles, is the guy who plays geordie Michael in Alan Partridge.
That blew my mind.

noblegiraffe Thu 17-Oct-13 11:40:15

That octopus video is amazing, surgeon. When I'm watching Octonauts I always think 'oh they're exaggerating' but no, marine life is really that weird and incredible.

OutOfCheese Thu 17-Oct-13 10:37:01

I want my own vegimal sad

IceBeing Thu 17-Oct-13 10:35:52

DD is still pretending to be a cone snail....she pokes you then tells you to lie down and be very sad. This was all rather confusing for MIL when she came to visit...

cone snails are definitely not as cute or easy to recover from as the octonauts make out!

MrsGeologist Thu 17-Oct-13 10:33:33

I love that they manage to make all these bizarre and ugly creature look cute.

Habbibu Thu 17-Oct-13 10:31:31

Octonauts is really really educational, but wears it so lightly. There really should be more programmes like it.

Habbibu Thu 17-Oct-13 10:30:30

My favourite is still the Scouse walruses, all going "Eh, eh, eh" when the fake walrus is revealed - it's hilarious and goes right over the kids' heads.

It's such a shame that the vegimals aren't real. DS2 would love a pet vegimal.

Silverlace Wed 16-Oct-13 15:04:11

We were at a Sealife Centre and my DS aged 5 said "Look at the garden eels mum!" I asked how he knew what they were as the sign was high up and hard to read. He said "I have seen them on Octonauts of course!"

Who says children's television isn't educational?

Did you see the publicity when the Blobfish won a competition to find the world's ugliest creature? And the "real" Blobs in the episode were so stoic and cheery too sad.

Octopus camouflage is worth seeing.

elfycat Wed 16-Oct-13 14:27:05

We love Octonauts too. DD1 (4.5) and I now google the animals and learn more about them. It's DD2's favorite program so I need DD1 to tolerate and be interested in it.

It's generally the same actors putting on different voices. Leon the elephant seal and Mitch the humpback whale are the same voice and accent. 'The name's Mitch' says Leon... You can hear 'Dashi' in a lot of the female animal characters.

Did you see the one when the Vegimals got Vegimapox? smile It had the mimic octopus in it. Poorly vegimals were very cute.

They are all real. The accents crack me up grin
We DS loves the Octonauts

CocktailQueen Wed 16-Oct-13 14:21:36

Yes, they are all real. I love the octonauts smile

TheBigJessie Wed 16-Oct-13 12:57:11

I have googled many of them. grin I was terribly disappointed that they weren' t quite as cute in real life!

Don't I know it Tigress, we have all of them on the Skybox! [cconfused] grin

Yes, they're all real. Even the spookfish with the see-through head!

FriskyHenderson Wed 16-Oct-13 12:51:10

I wonder how they cast the voice actors: 'now we need a Scottish accent for these Sea Pigs, because their back story is...'

Or do they just have the same guys in and say 'do your best'?

Tigresswoods Wed 16-Oct-13 12:47:59

We LOVE this programme. Plus there's so many episodes.

conkertheworld Wed 16-Oct-13 12:47:08

Thanks to the Octonauts DS knows tonnes about undersea creatures. Unfortunately he also thinks they can talk grin

noblegiraffe Wed 16-Oct-13 12:46:07

The only animals that are made up are the vegimals.

Habbibu Wed 16-Oct-13 12:45:31

Obviously can't say how accurate the accents are...

CailinDana Wed 16-Oct-13 12:45:02

All the technology is totally fake of course smile

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