March of the Penguins

In Antartica, every year a new quest begins for penguins 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, in freezing cold 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.

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this Oscar-winning documentary was suprisingly a box-office hit, actually outgrossing that same year's "Best Picture" nominees.

This film is suitable for children, schools and as great a Christmas present. It make accessible the value of living beings, who could not be further away from us but still suffer the effects of human's on the planet.

Above all, the music is spectacular and transfixes the audience on a emotionally epic ride.

The original French-language release features a first-person narrative as if the story is being told by the penguins themselves. In contrast to the French version, their English release has a third-person narrative by a single voice, actor Morgan Freeman.

Oscar winner 2006: Best Documentary

Director(s): Luc Jacquet
Script: Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler
Production: Bonne Pioche, Wild Bunch, National Geographic Films, Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel Priou
Music: Émilie Simon, Alex Wurman
Year: 2005
Duration: 82 min
Our age recommendation: 6
Language (audio): German, French, English, Spanish
Language (subtitles): German, French, English, Spanish
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Screening rights: Frenetic (Switzerland)

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Main topic(s): Children's film
Secondary topics: wilderness wildlife
Mentions: antarctica south pole emperor penguins penguins kittens winter ice survival love
Topic Page(s): Films for Kids Planet Earth

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