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A brief history of dogs - David Ian Howe


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Since their emergence over 200,000 years ago, modern humans have established communities all over the planet. But they didn’t do it alone. Whatever corner of the globe you find humans in today, you’re likely to find another species as well: dogs. So how did one of our oldest rivals, the wolf, evolve into man’s best friend? David Ian Howe traces the history of humanity’s first domesticated animal.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator David Ian Howe
  • Director Felipe Grosso
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Felipe Grosso, Ricke Ito
  • Character Designer Ricke Ito
  • Animator Kelvin Lima, Vini Pereira, Larissa Menézio
  • Art Director Mateus Contini
  • Editor Mateus Contini
  • Compositor Mateus Contini
  • Sound Designer Vadeco Schettini
  • Composer Vadeco Schettini
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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