UPDATE: 'Eagle Snatches Kid' Video Makers Admit Hoax : The Two-WayIt's a dramatic scene: A large bird appears to swoop down on a toddler and briefly lift him off the ground. But many on the Web quickly concluded it was a fake. Now a design and animation school in Montreal has said three of its students made the video for a class.
Note: There is a fleeting expletive near the start of this video.
The skeptics were right.
Three students studying animation and digital design at Montreal's Centre NAD, the school says, made a video that's gone viral today because it looks (sort of) like an eagle snatched a baby off the ground and started to fly away with the little kid.
But Centre NAD "reassures Montrealers" that there's "no danger of being snatched by a royal eagle." The video was a digitized class project, not a real snatching.
It IDs the clever students as Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin.