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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Luc Jacquet (scenario)
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Release Date:
22 July 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way
Plot:
A look at the annual journey of Emperor penguins as they march -- single file -- to their traditional breeding ground. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 21 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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The Emperor's mating waltz in Antarctica See more (326 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Charles Berling ... Le père (voice)

Romane Bohringer ... La mère (voice)
Jules Sitruk ... Le bébé (voice)

Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amitabh Bachchan ... Narrator (voice: Indian version)
Gösta Ekman ... Narrator (voice: Swedish version)
Fiorello ... Narrator (voice: Italian version)

Sofie Gråbøl ... Narrator (voice: Danish version)
Hikari Ishida ... Haha-Penguin (voice: Japanese version)
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Ko-Penguin (voice: Japanese version)
Marek Kondrat ... Narrator (voice: Polish version)
Takao Ohsawa ... Chichi-Penguin (voice: Japanese version)

Directed by
Luc Jacquet 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Luc Jacquet (scenario)

Luc Jacquet (adaptation) &
Michel Fessler (adaptation)

Jordan Roberts (narration: US edited version)

Produced by
Jean-Christophe Barret .... co-producer
Yves Darondeau .... producer
Ilann Girard .... executive producer
Christophe Lioud .... producer
Emmanuel Priou .... producer
 
Original Music by
Émilie Simon 
Alex Wurman (US version)
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Chalet 
Jérôme Maison 
 
Film Editing by
Sabine Emiliani 
 
Production Management
Jean-Christophe Barret .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Longuein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jérôme Maison .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... adr supervisor: US version
Kevin E. Carpenter .... re-recording mixer: US version (as Kevin Carpenter)
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
André Dias .... dubbing editor
Eric Ferret .... additional sound recordist (as Éric Ferret)
Scott A. Jennings .... supervising sound editor: US version
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Armelle Mahé .... foley recordist
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer: US version
Laurent Quaglio .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Catherine Athon .... head of digital post-production
Odile Beraud .... scan and shoot (as Odile Béraud)
Benjamin Clément .... 2k operator
Gisèle Courcoux .... scan and shoot
Arnaud Damez .... computer designer
Fabien Eigen .... scan and shoot
Émilie Feret .... digital special effects coordinator
Thierry Flament .... computer designer
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Eclair lab
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... computer designer
Sébastien Guyot .... scan and shoot (as Sebastien Guyot)
Luc Guénard .... calibration
Laurent Jentot .... computer designer
Christophe Keichinger .... scan and shoot
Robert Kfoury .... scan and shoot
Marc Latil .... visual artist
Benjamin Massoubre .... 2k operator
Joyce Menger .... head of digital special effects
David Montoya .... scan and shoot
Frederic Moreau .... head of digital special effects (as Frédéric Moreau)
Stéphane Praux .... 2K exploitation
Laetitia Roure .... digital grading post-production coordinator
Gérard Soirant .... scan and shoot (as Gerard Soirant)
Georges Tornero .... digital artist
Karim Touzene .... computer designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François de Riberolles .... submarine cinematographer
Éric Leclerc .... aerial photographer
Jérôme Maison .... still photographer
Patrick Marchand .... submarine cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Valentine Duley .... assistant editor
Mickael Dumontier .... digital conformation
Brice Ferre .... assistant editor
Élodie Ichter .... digital intermediate editor
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color timer
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Wilson Stiner .... post-production assistant
Emmanuelle Zelez .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator (US version)
Rose Corrigan .... musician: bassoon (US version)
Veronique Hassid .... music legal services
Samuel Lehmer .... score mixer (as Sam Lehmer)
Samuel Lehmer .... score recording engineer (as Sam Lehmer)
Larry Mah .... score recording engineer
Laura McLean .... assistant to composer (US version)
Jeffrey Schindler .... conductor (US version) (as Jeff Schindler)
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Fred Selden .... musician: flute solos (US version) (as Fred Seldon)
Émilie Simon .... music producer
Émilie Simon .... musician
Alan Steinberger .... musician: piano (US version)
Alex Wurman .... music score producer (US version)
 
Other crew
Christophe Barbraud .... scientific advisor
Jean-François Camilleri .... local distributor
Martine Cardet .... accountant
Olivier Chiavassa .... head of production
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... contractor (US version) (as Debbi Datz Pyle)
Göran Ehlmé .... archive source (as Goran Elhme)
Matthieu Guenoux .... trainee production assistant
Amandine Henrion .... production team
Kali Ligertwood .... production team
Catherine Marconnet .... production team
Christian Palacin .... aerial shot
Bruno Patin .... film grading
Philippe Reinaudo .... technical supervisor: Cinenum
 
Thanks
Alain Boutillot .... special thanks
Patrice Godon .... special thanks
Gérard Jugie .... special thanks
Michel Munoz .... special thanks
Sophie Parrault .... special thanks
Delphine Tual .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La marche de l'empereur" - France (original title)
"The Emperor's Journey" - International (English title)
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USA:80 min
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Trivia:
The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguins and the only one to breed during the winter in Antarctica.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:[narrating voice over] There are few places hard to get to in this world. But there aren't any where it's harder to live.
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128 out of 140 people found the following review useful.
The Emperor's mating waltz in Antarctica, 29 June 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

"The March of the Penguins" has to be one of the most beautiful documentaries in recent memory. Luc Jacquet, its director, takes us on trip to Antarctica where we are introduced to the majestic Emperor penguins. Mr. Jacquet and his cinematographers, Laurent Chalet and Jerome Maison, have done the impossible task to capture these penguins in their own habitat under conditions that seem almost humanly impossible to live, let alone take this team to register it for us, the viewers in all its splendor and bleakness.

The Emperor penguins have to be the most elegant birds on this planet. They have such a noble way of standing and shuffling in almost perfect lines from the sea to the area where they will mate, hatch their eggs, and then have the females leave for the sea to feed themselves and bring back food for the new chicks. After that is accomplished, it's the males turn to do their march back to the sea to feed and fortify themselves, returning to the hatching and mating area. What makes these penguins so unique is the sense of family they project at all times.

Mr. Jacquet makes it clear for us to understand the behavior of the Emperors in their hostile environment. The English version has the clear narration by Morgan Freeman who expands on the way these birds live and how they are able to survive under extreme conditions. From what I have read about the documentary, the English version, which we are seeing in this country, has a musical score by Alex Wurman, that enhances the movie in unexpected ways.

Antarctica, that icy white vastness at the end of the world, has never looked more majestic than in this documentary. Thanks to Luc Jacquet we are enlightened by all what we learn about the Emperors as they endure and survive under the worst possible circumstances and remain the graceful figures they are. Watching "The March of the Penguins" feels, at times, like being at the ballet watching a magical dance performed by these flightless birds that manage to look so dignified all the time while doing for us their amazing dance of survival.

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