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"March Of The Penguins" DVD Set Includes New Documentary
Wed, 18 Nov 2009
The "March of the Penguins" Limited Edition gift set is currently available on DVD.
The 2005 documentary by French filmmaker Luc Jacquet comes in a specially contained package from Warner Home Video. Besides the Oscar-winning documentary, the set includes the new, accompanying feature "On the Wings of a Penguin," in addition to a plush penguin and collectible postcards featuring the flightless Antarctic birds.
The film captures the life cycle of a group of emperor penguins as they mate, give birth and start their lives together. With narration by renowned actor Morgan Freeman, "March of the Penguins" keeps audiences on their toes by showing both the light-hearted and dangerous moments in the lives of penguins, as they struggle to keep their eggs warm and brave the predatory waters in the search for food.
The response to the movie led to it grossing more than million in theaters, making it the second most financially successful documentary ever made, also taking home the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. As a result of the public's love affair with penguins, many more movies came out featuring the birds, ranging from the animated "Happy Feet," "Surf's Up" and the "Madagascar" series to the spoof "Farce of the Penguins."
The DVD includes special features such as the emperor penguin-focused "National Geographic's Crittercam," the featurette "Of Penguins and Men" and the "Looney Tunes" cartoon, "8 Ball Bunny."
The companion piece "On the Wings of Penguins" follows the same format as "March," looking at African penguins, which thrive in warm weather climates. But even outside the Arctic temperatures, this other kind of penguin faces challenges, such as the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the ecological problem that results from an oil spill off the coast of the African continent.
The "March of the Penguins" Limited Edition gift set retails for .99.
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