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How did teeth evolve? - Peter S. Ungar


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You may take them for granted, but your teeth are a marvel. They break up all your food over the course of your life, while being strong enough to withstand breakage themselves. How do they do it? Peter S. Ungar traces the evolution of mammalian molars from primitive cone-like structures to the myriad forms of today’s species, from lions to cows to people.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Peter S. Ungar
  • Director Felipe Grosso
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Art Director Shuggie Laufquen
  • Animator Shuggie Laufquen, Mateus Contini, Kelvin Lima
  • Editor Shuggie Laufquen
  • Storyboard Artist Shuggie Laufquen
  • Illustrator Shuggie Laufquen, Ricke Ito, Kelvin Lima
  • Character Designer Shuggie Laufquen
  • Modeler Daniel Freire
  • Sound Designer Vadeco Schettini
  • Composer Vadeco Schettini
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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