From the creators of the critically acclaimed March of the Penguins,
comes Arctic Tale, a joint venture with Paramount Vantage and
National Geographic which follows the heart warming and sometimes
dangerous tale of Seela, a Walrus pup and Nanu, a Polar bear cub
from their birth to parent hood.
Filmed by Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson, this married couple
spent six years in the harsh climates of the Arctic wastelands as
they captured some of the most remarkable footage of Arctic animals
to be ever taken. Queen Latifah provides the in-depth and sometimes
anecdotal narrative as the viewer follows these two distinct animals
and the difficult challenges that they face.
This documentary has been made with children at mind and contains
some truly hilarious moments in the film which also displays their
human-like emotions and match that with modern music hits like
"Celebrate" and "We are Family" and this is really a family
documentary, especially the montage of a Walrus heard releasing
wind. It had us all in stitches!
The documentary successfully captures the harsh life of these
creatures and how man's impact on the environment is threatening
these animal's food chains that makes this a truly inspirational
documentary. The footage of Arctic Tale is truly amazing and is
presented in 16:9 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 that captures
all the sights and sounds of this winter wonderland.
Best of all, the packaging is bio-degradable, now if only more DVD
distributors followed this method, the planet would be a little bit
better off which is what the creators are trying to assist the
viewer to achieve. Lastly, Arctic Tale contains some interesting
extras that include the "Making of Arctic Tale and the entertaining
"Are we There Yet" World Adventure: Polar Bear Spotting" that kids
will thoroughly enjoy and will make them want to spot polar bears.
first class presentation from start to finish.
Making Of Arctic Tale
"Are We There Yet? World Adventure: Polar Bear Spotting"