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Arctic Tale -- Set in the vast snow kingdom at the top of the world, Arctic Tale is a real life adventure from the people who brought you March Of The Penguins. Join narrator Queen Latifah as she follows two very different arctic creatures, Nanu, the polar bear cub and Seela, the walrus pup, through exciting and harrowing struggles for survival.
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 »
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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. | 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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't Come Close To March Of The Penguins, 11 August 2008
Author: fwomp from United States

Global Warming is a real threat. The majority of scientists across the globe agree on this (there is a small dissenting group but nothing compared to those that believe in the theory). And wildlife filmmakers Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson believed there were ways to prove it. So they embarked on a fifteen year odyssey to film the lives of two creatures: Nanu the polar bear and Seela the Walrus.

The arctic is where these two live, and the arctic is the battleground most climatologists point to whenever they are asked for proof of global warming theory. It is important to let our children know that this area is in danger—as are its animals—thanks to the changes in global climate. And children are who this G-rated film is directed at.

There's the cuddly polar bear scene when Nanu is born with her "brother", and the protective nature of walruses as they fret over their young. And there's the bathroom humor of the walruses as they eat clams and then expel flatulence in roaring surround sound.

But there's also some things that might frighten the very young. Nanu and her ilk are meat eaters; in fact, they love walrus and seal meat. Some bloody carcasses are seen on several occasions, so parents who haven't discussed life-cycles with their young ones should beware. The fact that the movie-makers didn't give Nanu's "brother" and Seela's "auntie" a name should also give you pause (crewman 19!).

To help aid in the marketing of this film, you'll often hear "From the people that brought you MARCH OF THE PENGUINS..." but don't be fooled. Neither director nor the writers involved here were affiliated with March of the Penguins. Both films were aided with production dollars by National Geographic Films but that's about it.

Although March of the Penguins held more astonishing film footage, this film can boast some exquisite shots of its own. Following polar bears around as they swim in the open ocean and watching walruses suckle their newborns was something I found phenomenally well filmed. The vanishing ice flows are also pointedly shown as months into what should have been the arctic winter turns into open seas instead of frozen waters.

Queen Latifah (HAIRSPRAY) does a great job narrating. Never over-the-top, her tone was perfect for the settings. Always.

But I think Morgan Freeman did a bit better job during March of the Penguins. All-in-all, it's a superior documentary that stands head and shoulders above this one. But that shouldn't shame Arctic Tale at all. It's a decent documentary.

Just decent.

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