Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

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Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

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The Coolest Place on Earth!
19 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a cute, touching and great documentary. This 2007 documentary took years in the making and tells two different stories of a Polar Bear and a Walrus. Nanu is a new born polar bear cub and is with her mother and younger brother. Their mom is trying to teach them the ways of the polar bear. Seela is a walrus pup that is under the shelter of her mom and aunt. She likes wandering off, having fun and learning how to be a great walrus. Seela and Nanu, with their families, are going through everything to try to survive global warming. I love this film because it's a documentary on animals and how they live in the Arctic. Some of it is funny, sad and makes me a little teary. I like the background music as I recognize some of the songs and it is entertaining. My favorite scene is when the walruses eat their clams they begin to go to sleep, but before they do, they start passing gas, but not just one of them, all of them. It is like dominoes, once one starts passing gas they all start passing gas. This is too funny. My favorite character is Nanu, because she is a cute baby polar bear. Queen Latifah narrates this documentary film and I think she is does an amazing job. She delivers the stories so great and keeps my interest. Directors Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson direct Arctic Tale and do a great job too. A lesson here is that we need to do our part in cutting the global warming pollution. There are easy steps we can do right now by conserving energy on a daily basis. Animals have their own ways of living which is very different from us. For example, polar bear cubs stay and learn from their mothers for three years and then they go off on their own. This is very different from us, as children usually stay with their parents until they are at least 18 years old. I recommend Arctic Tale for ages 8 to adults. It's a great film for those who love animals and documentaries about animals. I give this film 5 out of 5 five stars. I think it's very good, educational and I like it a lot. See how polar bears and walruses live their life in the film Arctic Tale, the coolest place up north. Brianna Hope Beaton, age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Queen Latifah takes us on a magical journey through the Arctic. You won't hear about these famous actresses because Nanu is a polar bear and Seela is a walrus. We meet them when they are first born and follow them for more than seven years. This is from National Geographic. The photography is awesome. The real live footage is amazing and a great chance to see the Arctic up close while staying warm. Our story begins with the birth of twin polar bears Nano and her brother, and a Walrus named Seela. These animals have had the same routine for hundreds of years but this year is different. The ice is melting and the temperature is getting warmer. We see how they adapt to the changing climate. They have many struggles and have to learn a new way of life. The walruses had the funniest moments and made me laugh a lot. They stay in large family units that do everything together. If one walrus does something the whole herd follows along. They love to eat clams but they are slippery and can fly, float or run away so this is not an easy job. When the male walruses like a female they can sing to her for up to 50 hours. They make the craziest sounds. We get to see how a mother polar bear teaches her young to survive. I love when she is teaching them how to break through the ice. They are amazing swimmers. They can smell through three feet of ice and snow. It is like trying to play hide-and- go-seek with a bear that has x-ray vision. This is how they hunt for food. Unlike the walruses polar bears like to live alone. My favorite type of whales are featured, they are called Narwhals, or unicorns of the sea. They have horns that can tell the temperature, taste the air and the sea. It is like a giant radar horn. They travel in pods of about 10 up to 100 whales at a time. You get to see a lot of different animals including birds, whales, foxes, seals and many others. Some of the scenes were very sad but nature is not always kind. The songs were upbeat and made you want to sing along. The age range is 7 and up because there a few scenes involving what the polar bears eat, which might be a bit much for some. I give this movie 4.5 stars because it made me very sad at times. Although it is reality and the Arctic is not a kind place. Morgan Bertsch, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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