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March of the Penguins

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
March of the Penguins
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file. They will endure freezing temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love. MPAA rating: G.
Title: March of the penguins
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
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Special features: "Crittercam: Emperor penguins" documentary; "Of men and penguins" documentary; "8 ball Bunny": a classic WB animation short with Bugs Bunny and a penguin
Summary: In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file. They will endure freezing temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.
MPAA rating: G.
Audience: MPAA rating G
ISBN: 1419818228
Branch Call Number: DVD 598.47 MARCH
Statement of Responsibility: Bonne Pioche ; Buena Vista International Film Production France ; Canal+ ; APC ; L'Institut Polare Français Paul Enice Victor ; produced by Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel Priou ; story by Luc Jacquet ; narration writer, Jordan Roberts ; directed by Luc Jacquet
Credits: Directors of photography, Laurent Chalet, Jérôme Maison ; narrator, Morgan Freeman ; editor, Sabine Emiliani ; music, Alex Wurman.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: English dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Emperor penguin Antarctica DVD-Video discs Penguins Antarctica Sexual behavior Parental behavior in animals Antarctica
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Feature films
Topical Term: Emperor penguin
DVD-Video discs
Penguins
Parental behavior in animals
Publisher No: 73657
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Apr 24, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 85-minute documentary about the life of emperor penguins as they march to their traditional breeding ground
through the most desolate terrain on Earth.
The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica.
As the species has no fixed nest sites that individuals can use to locate their own partner or chick,
the emperor penguin must rely on vocal calls alone for identification.
It uses a complex set of calls that are critical to individual recognition between parents, offspring, and mates,
displaying the widest variation in individual calls of all penguins.
Chicks use a frequency-modulated whistle to beg for food and to contact parents.
Their ancient ritual of survival is amazing, breath-taking and spellbinding.
Included in the DVD is a 53-minute featurette about the making of the documentary,
in which you see the camera crew working under the harsh condition---sometimes 60 degree below freezing point under blizzard.
It is a fascinating and thought-provoking documentary.

Apr 10, 2014
  • zipread rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The March of the Penguins --- DVD, narration by Morgan Freeman. This film tells a tale of great beauty and vulnerability; of tenderness and loyalty; of perseverance and love. The film itself is a work of great beauty and insight. Welcome to the world of the Emperor penguin, a bird that cannot fly but swims like an fish; that cannot walk but must waddle; and cannot run but must sled like a toboggan. Hey must survive winters of terrible cold and dark an d great wind; they must fast for months before they can take their next meal; they must evade seals and birds hungry to make them their next meal. Like aliens marching to be taking to their leader, they trek from the Antarctic coast to the interior of the ice continent where they make their nesting grounds. This isn’t entirely a “feel-good” mother nature story: bad things happen. Eggs break; chicks die; penguins get eaten. Oh, to have seen this on the big screen. Oh, to have had the film more judiciously edited: younger viewers (or myself for that matter) may find this film exceeds their attention span. P.S. Isn't it amazing how much we behave like penguins?

Apr 09, 2013
  • melek rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The comments on the sleeve say it all, this is a MUST SEE documentary, especially if you have children. So sweet and so special.
I said suitable for all ages, but adults should pay attention while the children are entrhralled. We humans should be as "human" as penguins! (and other wildlife as well, I might add.)

Jan 14, 2013
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Amazing footage and an even more amazing commitment on the part of the filmakers to work and live in Antarctica the better part of a year to accomplish it. And, sure, it doesn't hurt to have Morgan Freeman as a narrator, either.

Oct 02, 2011
  • stse88 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly engaging for a documentary on penguins. Worth watching. You may need a blanket. Those arctic scenes felt cold.

Jul 21, 2011
  • real_thing rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this documentary shows how weak the human race is

Jun 03, 2011
  • royalprincess99 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Kind of boring documentary. Too much subtle anthropomorphism in this movie.

Jan 11, 2011
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really great documentary. The French team that shot this story had to endure some pretty difficult conditions to put all the elements together..resulted in some pretty gripping shots.

Apr 18, 2009
  • awake88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

America's best documentry ever

Apr 17, 2009
  • zorg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

an amazingly- shot documentary.
a never- before- scene insight into the land of the far, far south.
cute, interesting and on- topic

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Oct 12, 2007
  • Joel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Emperor penguins amazing life!

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