“L’Apocalypse des Animaux” is the title of an early-seventies documentary
series made by Frédéric Rossif about the animal
kingdom. The series consists of six episodes, each of which has been provided with music by Vangelis.
Considering the music for "L'Apocalypse des Animaux" has been
created as early as 1970, apparently the same year when the episodes were
broadcast on French television, the series marks the first in a life-long
friendship and collaboration between Vangelis and Frédéric Rossif.
Other wildlife documentary series and films by Frédéric Rossif
that Vangelis provided a musical score for include "La Fête
Sauvage" (1976), "L'Opera sauvage"
"Sauvage et Beau" (1984).
Details and Credits
"L'Apocalypse des Animaux" (France, 1971)
Length: 6 episodes of about 50 minutes each.
The episodes are titled as follows:
Directed by Frédéric Rossif.
Assistent-director: Jean-Charles Cuttoli
Music by Vangelis Papathanassiou
Text by François Billetdoux.
Dialog by Pierre Vaneck
Cameraman: Bernard Zitzermann
Sound Engineer: Harald Maury
Montage: Dominique Caseneuve
Producer: Michelle Wiart
Produced by Télé-Hachette
The series has been issued on VHS by Editions Montparnasse in France, Belgium and Italy in 1990.
1990 "L'apocalypse des Animaux" Editions Montparnasse France (SECAM)
1990 "L'apocalypse des Animaux" RTBF Video (PAL)
1990 "L'Apocalisse degli Animali" VideoRAI/OASIS Italy
Any of the videos are very hard to
find nowadays. Note that the six videos in France and Belgium are released both
in single plastic hardcover case, as well as a all-videos-in-one cardboard
Leaflet accompanying the French VHS
- Episode 1, 2 and 3
- Episode 4, 5 and 6