(PRWEB) November 24, 2014
The producers of Future Cat, a special for Nat Geo Wild, have released this statement regarding unauthorized footage that has been circulating on various internet sites:
"It has come to our attention that leaked footage from our show has been mischaracterized by several organizations on the internet as classified footage that is evidence of a Defense Department program to create a militarized robot that looks and moves like a big cat. This footage is not classified and was not acquired illicitly, as has been implied by several members of these conspiracy sites," said Moriah Muse, an Executive Producer with the show.
"The photo real footage is computer generated and was created by our design and animation team for the express purpose of education and entertainment. If is completely coincidental if the footage resembles an actual project."
"Our footage is a synthesis of the predictions of robotics experts, big cat experts and military strategists. It is not based on any military program that we're aware of. It was meant as an exercise in appreciating what we have to learn from big cats and how that can be applied to human ingenuity."
The producers have promised to make available images that show the process and creation of this footage once the program airs on November 30. The show says it is unable to share the footage before that time due to contractual restrictions.
"We hope that we'll be able to put these rumors to rest and get back to the business of focusing on the importance of preserving big cats and appreciating them for the majestic animals they are. We also don't want this to detract from all of the legitimate robotics research that we also feature in our show."
FUTURE CAT airs November 30, 2014 at 9PM on Nat Geo WILD.
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