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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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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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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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Spin off Arctic Tale (2007) (VG)See more »
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The Coolest Place on Earth!, 19 December 2012
Author: rannynm from United States

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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