Nature documentaries aren’t usually something that kids ask to watch on a daily basis – unless you have an animal obsessed child. But DisneyNature takes the typical documentary style and turns it on its head. Not only do they focus on some absolutely gorgeous videography and interactions between the animals (never with them) but they also narrate the story from the point of view of one of the animals making it more personal and more entertaining.
Penguins follows a year in the life of Steve, a five year old Adelie Penguin who is spending his first year looking for a mate and starting his family. From the moment Steve comes on the screen, you fall in love with him. He’s late (to everything) and clumsy too. The film takes you through a few intense moments for Steve and his new family and shows you the real life situations that Adelie Penguins live with in the Arctic. There are moments that will melt your heart, some that will make you laugh and others that will have you holding your breath in anticipation.
What is amazing about the DisneyNature films is the film crew takes the time to completely document the animals lives without interfering in any way. Which after watching a few moments in the film, you would question just how hard that part of the job is. Be sure to stay through the credits where they actually show some footage of how they got the scenes in the movie. The movie will take your breath away with it’s beauty and dedication to sharing the story of the Adelie Penguins.
DisneyNature’s Penguins is coming to theaters everywhere today, in time for Earth Day. The first week of showing, all proceeds will be going towards wild life research and to help make more films like this.
Wonder what a kid thinks of Penguins? Here is a review that Goonie and I did right after screening the film:
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PENGUINS opens in theatres everywhere in time for Earth Day 2019!
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About Disneynature’s Penguins:
Disneynature’s all-new feature film PENGUINS is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind BEARS and CHIMPANZEE, Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.