March of the penguins
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 24 Libraries 28 of 31 copies|
While many people think of penguins as comical birds who look like they've been decked out in tuxedos, the truth is they're among the strongest and most resilient creatures in the animal kingdom. And they have to be -- each year, the emperor penguins of Antarctica travel through the most punishing environment on Earth to their nesting grounds, and after the females lay their eggs, the males keep them warm while their mates walk 70 miles back to the sea to fatten themselves with fish for themselves and their young. Filmmaker Luc Jacquet spent over a year braving the frigid temperatures of the South Pole to film this annual ritual of the penguins, and March of the Penguins documents their brave struggle to survive, as well as the close emotional bonds between the penguin families. March of the Penguins was first screened in France as La Marche de l'Empereur, with a handful of French actors providing a voice-over in which they expressed the "thoughts" of the penguins; for the American edition, Morgan Freeman was brought in to deliver a more straightforward narration. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Emperor penguins overcome daunting obstacles in order to return to their breeding grounds for mating season. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock -- focusing on one couple in particular -- as they trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience: from birth to death, from dating to mating, from comedy to tragedy, and from love to fighting for survival."
ContentsSpecial features: Of penguins and men (54 min.)
National Geographic crittercam : emperor penguins (24 min.)
8 ball bunny (7 min.)
Penguins -- Antarctica -- Sexual behavior.
Parental behavior in animals -- Antarctica.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2005
|Other Titles|| Marche de l'empereur (Motion picture)
Marche de l'empereur
Bonne Pioche (Firm)
Warner Independent Pictures.
Wild Bunch (Firm)
National Geographic Feature Films.
Buena Vista International Film Productions.
Alliance de Production Cinematographique.
French Polar Institute.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Narrator, Morgan Freeman.
Directors of photography, Laurent Chalet, Jérôme Maison ; editor, Sabine Emiliani ; music, Alex Wurman.
MPAA rating: G.
In English with optional soundtrack in Spanish; optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish.
"Based upon the story by Luc Jacquet; based upon the screenplay by Luc Jacquet & Michel Fessler."
"Warner Brothers Pictures."
Originally released as a motion picture; program content: c2005.
DVD; Region 1; dual layer; Dolby digital surround 5.1, dts.
1 videodisc (1 hr., 21 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.