March of the Penguins (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Charles Berling Narrator (Manchot père) (French Version) (voice)
Romane Bohringer Narrator (Manchot mère) (French Version) (voice)
Jules Sitruk Narrator (Manchot bébé) (French Version) (voice)
Ching-wen Chia Narrator (Taiwan version) (voice)
Leon Dai Narrator (Taiwan version) (voice)
Gösta Ekman Narrator (voice: Swedish version)
Antônio Fagundes Narrator (Brazilian version)
Fiorello Narrator (voice: Italian version)
Morgan Freeman Narrator (voice: US version)
Sofie Gråbøl Narrator (voice: Danish version)
March of the Penguins instantly qualifies as a wildlife classic, taking its place among other extraordinary films like Microcosmos and Winged Migration. French filmmaker Luc Jacquet and his devoted crew endured a full year of extreme conditions in Antarctica to capture the life cycle of Emperor penguins on film, and their diligence is evident in every striking frame of this 80-minute documentary. Narrated in soothing tones by Morgan Freeman, the film focuses on a colony of hundreds of Emperors as they return, in a single-file march of 70 miles or more, to their frozen breeding ground, far inland from the oceans where they thrive. At times dramatic, suspenseful, mischievous and just plain funny, the film conveys the intensity of the penguins' breeding cycle, and their treacherous task of protecting eggs and hatchlings in temperatures as low as 128 degrees below zero. There is some brief mating-ritual violence and sad moments of loss, but March of the Penguins remains family-friendly throughout, and kids especially will enjoy the Antarctic blue-ice vistas and the playful, waddling appeal of the penguins, who can be slapstick clumsy or magnificently graceful, depending on the circumstances. A marvel of wildlife cinematography, this unique film offers a front-row seat to these amazing creatures, balancing just enough scientific information with the entertaining visuals. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Documentary
Director Luc Jacquet
Producer Yves Darondeau; Christophie Lioud; Christophe Lioud
Writer Jordan Roberts; Luc Jacquet
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 80 mins
Movie Release Date 7/22/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 612
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/15/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569736573
Release Date 11/29/2005
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Crittercam: Emperor Penguins: Penguin Diving and Feeding Of Penguins and Men - The incredible filmmaking process of the movie 8 Ball Bunny - A classic WB animated short with Bugs Bunny and a penguin
Theatrical Trailer
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