A Canadian animation school has admitted to staging a video which received huge amounts of views today.
Millions of people worldwide were fooled by a YouTube clip which appeared to show a Golden Eagle almost snatching a baby from a park.
A statement said:
– Centre NAD, Montreal
The "Golden Eagle Snatches Kid" video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Normand Archambault, Looc Mireault, Antoine Seigle and Filix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design.
The video shows a royal eagle snatching a young kid while he plays under the watch of his dad.
The eagle then drops the kid a few feet away.
Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards.