March of the Penguins Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for March of the Penguins the Movie

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Oscar winner for Best Documentary proves that animals can be movie stars even if they aren't animated by Pixar or Dreamworks. Director Jacquet traveled to Antarctica to film the mating rituals of the Emperor penguin and walked away with pure Animal Planet gold. You'll marvel at how ridiculously far the penguins will go to propagate their species--endless marching over frozen wastelands, working daily to escape predators, cutely ignoring the French camera crew. It's "Booty Call" meets National Geographic, all brought together by the smooth vocal stylings of narrator Morgan Freeman. Tries a bit too hard to imbue the birds with human personalities, but the astounding footage wins in the end.


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Available on DVD
Running time 80 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Documentary, Wild Kingdom, Wilderness, Penguins
Jordan Roberts
Laurent Chalet, Jerome Maison
Luc Jacquet
Morgan Freeman, Gerard Lamps, Laurent Quaglio, Sabine Emiliani
Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel Priou, Bonne Bloche, National Geographic Feature Film


Oscars 2005: Feature Doc.; Natl. Bd. of Review 2005: Feature Doc.; Broadcast Film Critics 2005: Feature Doc.

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