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This is an adorable nature documentary that has quite a story to tell, a real and laid-back story that will appeal and educate youngsters, as well as the whole family. The emperor penguin is the largest of all the penguin species, and can dive down at 1700 feet deep below the surface of the water (deeper than any other penguin species). Families will learn about the life cycle of the emperor penguins, while being amazed by the fact that the emperor penguins are valiant enough to survive and take on the hazardous situations, like the freezing, blustery Antarctic blizzard and avoiding animal attackers like the leopard seal and the giant petrel, enjoying hoe penguin partners meet and how they interact, penguin chicks will melt the families hearts, and on top of that, families will see that penguins are cute, amusing, and confident flightless birds that can swim by literally flying underwater, and some of the few animals that are caring fathers for their chicks (baby penguins). The movie is filmed on the coldest, driest, harshest continent on earth: Antarctica. Hardly any individual person visits or even stays at this climate that can freeze a human to death, so the the filmmakers (Luc Jacquet and company from France) filmed this place that we never get to see, and it is a gorgeous place to look at when it comes to photography. The cinematography is absolutely breathtaking and it creates this very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. It was even filmed underwater which must've been freezing and zooms in closer towards the detail of the penguins body and the baby penguins. The movie is narrated by the legendary Morgan Freeman, and he has an iconic voice that sounds wise, smoothly laid-back, and is a great fit for this documentary about the life cycle about penguins. Morgan's voice provides warmth and natural material that makes it so inviting. Alex Wurman is the composer for the score for this film, and the score for this film is perfect; it is a beautifully charming score performed by a 50 piece orchestra with some electronics that elevates the emotion of the film and compliments the cinematography. In the end, March of the penguins has a huge impactful benefit on me not only as a man who has a passion for all creatures and nature, but also as a film critic, and it's truly one of my favorite movies on my list. Highly recommended.
Saw this as a kid 18 years ago and loved it. Watching it now brings back all the nostalgia. The soundtrack is beautiful, the narration is like a soft blanket wrapped around you. The whole movie has you feeling warm and fuzzy while leaving you amazed at how these penguins survive