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Arctic Tale -- 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.
Arctic Tale -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Linda Woolverton (narration) and
Mose Richards (narration) ...
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Release Date:
17 August 2007 (USA) See more »
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From the people who brought you March of the Penguins See more »
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Beautifully Made, But A Bit Manipulative See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Queen Latifah ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Katrina Agate ... Kid in End Credits
Zain Ali ... Kid in End Credits

Preston Bailey ... Kid in End Credits

Kwesi Boakye ... Kid in End Credits

Michael Huang ... Kid in End Credits

Sierra Marcoux ... Kid in End Credits
Dante Pastula ... Kid in End Credits
Peyton Pearson ... Kid in End Credits

Isabella Peschardt ... Kid in End Credits

Christina Robinson ... Kid in End Credits

Lili Sepe ... Kid in End Credits
Ke'ala Valencia ... Kid in End Credits

Directed by
Adam Ravetch 
Sarah Robertson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Linda Woolverton (narration) and
Mose Richards (narration) and
Kristin Gore (narration)

Produced by
Katie Bauer .... associate producer
Kattie Evans .... co-producer
Tim Kelly .... executive producer
Adam Leipzig .... producer
John Bard Manulis .... executive producer
Kevin McCarey .... executive producer
Chris Miller .... co-producer
Chris Miller .... post-production producer: Visionbox Media Group
Michael Rosenfeld .... executive producer
Keenan Smart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joby Talbot 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Ravetch 
 
Film Editing by
Beth Spiegel 
 
Production Management
Marc Ambrose .... production manager
Marc Ambrose .... production supervisor
Bill Newcomb .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Steve Kinsey .... sound mix technician
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Stuart Martin .... sound effects editor
Todd Murakami .... sound designer
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
Mark Wyllie .... recording & mixing engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital effects artist
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate producer
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Matt Sell .... digital artist
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist
Rainy Venne .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Campbell .... assistant camera
David Canestro .... key grip
Ken Corben .... camera operator
William Long .... camera operator
John 'Fest' Sandau .... gaffer: additional photography
 
Animation Department
Gary Hebert .... title animator
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Mia Goldman .... editorial consultant
Thomas Halasz .... assistant editor
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Frank McGrath .... assistant editor
Carrie Oliver .... digital editor
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate color timer
Eric Stran .... assistant editor
Cory Taylor .... second editor
Pauline von Moos .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Austin .... conductor
Christopher Austin .... orchestrator
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Ralph Sall .... soundtrack album producer
Jim Schultz .... additional music editor
Artem Vassiliev .... orchestrator
Alice Wood .... music editor
Mark Wyllie .... recording & mixing engineer
Gina Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
 
Other crew
Dean Galanis .... production assistant
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Heather Holty .... digital laboratory project manager
Jesse Kobayashi .... digital laboratory project manager
Jill Léger .... senior research consultant
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Randy Weiss .... production executive: Visionbox Media Group
 
Thanks
Frank Marshall .... thanks
Colin Robertson .... special thanks
 

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USA:90 min | USA:96 min | Argentina:96 min
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Spin off Arctic Tale (2007) (VG)See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully Made, But A Bit Manipulative, 6 November 2008
Author: sddavis63 (revsdd@gmail.com) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

I say this movie is manipulative only because it seems to promise one thing and deliver another. I rented it because I thought my 4 year old daughter would enjoy what seemed to be the promise of one of those cutesy, kiddie-oriented movies featuring baby animals having fun adventures together. The truth is that she wasn't really enthralled by it, and while there are some baby animals in this (mostly a polar bear and a walrus) the "adventures" related really have more to do with the struggle of the animals to adapt to the changing ice conditions in the Arctic being caused by global warming. I have no problem with the message - I think the fight against global warming is extremely important. I just had a bit of a reaction against what I thought was the not entirely honest description of the movie's purpose.

Having said that, as a nature movie I thought this was not bad (although it has more to say to adults than to 4 year olds.) Narrated by Queen Latifah, and made in co-operation with the National Geographic Society, it's has some things in common with the Antarctic adventure "March Of The Penguins" (although it's not as good). As you would expect from National Geographic, the photography is brilliant, and a wide variety of animals are featured (in addition to the polar bears and walruses, there are arctic foxes, beluga whales, orcas, narwhaals, terns and gulls and possibly a few I'm forgetting.) The message isn't subtle; it gets through very clearly - the Arctic is warming up! - and it's true that you do find yourself drawn into the animals' lives and rooting for them through their struggles. I appreciated that the film anded on a fairly positive note, as the arctic life cycle continued, with what had been the baby animals becoming mothers to new babies.

Manipulation aside, the film is family-friendly and, as I noted, very well photographed, but in the end it didn't accomplish what I had hoped - which was to truly entertain a 4 year old.

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