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Farce of the Penguins -- A mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies.
Farce of the Penguins -- A mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies.

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22 February 2007 (Iceland) See more »
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What Happens In Antarctica... Stays in Antarctica See more »
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A mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Interesting idea for a parody, too bad it had to be so unfunny and dull See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Narrator (voice)

Alyson Hannigan ... Hottie Penguin (voice)

Bob Saget ... Carl (voice)

Brie Larson ... I Need a Z-Pack Penguin (voice)

Carlos Mencia ... Juan Sanchez (voice)

Dave Coulier ... There's No Snow Penguin (voice)

John Stamos ... What's Global Warming Penguin (voice)

Jodie Sweetin ... He's So Gross Penguin (voice)

Lori Loughlin ... Melvin-Smacking Penguin (voice)

Jason Biggs ... Insecure Penguin (voice)

James Belushi ... They're Aall Bitches Penguin (voice)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Helen (voice)

Damon Wayans ... Hey, That's My Ass! Penguin (voice)

Drea de Matteo ... Ester (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Alexander ... Penguin on Belly (voice)

Christina Applegate ... Melissa (voice)

Lewis Black ... Jimmy (voice)

Mario Cantone ... Sidney (voice)

Dane Cook ... Online Penguin (voice)

Norm Crosby ... Carl's Grandfather (voice)

Cliff Dorfman ... Angry Penguin (voice)

Adam Duritz ... Sensitive Guy Penguin (voice)

Vanessa Evigan ... Hilton Penguin (voice) (as Vanessa Lee Evigan)

Harvey Fierstein ... Sheila (voice)

Gilbert Gottfried ... Freezing Nuts Penguin (voice)

Jim Hazelton ... No Personality Penguin (voice)

Jonathan Katz ... Steve the Owl (voice)

Jamie Kennedy ... Jamie (voice)

David Koechner ... Melvin (voice)

Jon Lovitz ... My Eyes Are Up Here Penguin (voice)

Norm MacDonald ... Join Twosomes Penguin (voice)

David Michie ... Sly Penguin (voice)

Mo'Nique ... Vicky (voice)

Tracy Morgan ... Marcus (voice)

Jeffrey Ross ... Funny-Looking Bastard (voice)

Jonathan Silverman ... Seal Critics (voice)
Nick Simunek ... Daddy Likes That Penguin (voice)

Abe Vigoda ... Penguin from Boca (voice)

Rob Weiss ... Pissed Penguin (voice)

Scott Weinger ... Horny Penguin (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Saget 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Saget 

Produced by
Michael Baker .... co-producer
Matthew Hals .... associate producer
Marc Hirshberg .... executive producer
Steve Longi .... co-producer
Randy Manis .... executive producer
David Permut .... producer
Richard Rapkowski .... co-producer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... co-producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Bob Saget .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Rodgers Melnick 
 
Cinematography by
Scott Billups 
 
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
 
Production Management
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Stephen Barden .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Barden .... supervising sound editor
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist
Sue Fawcett .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Harrold .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Trent Richmond .... adr recordist
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Lan Tran .... foley editor
John Warrin .... adr recordist
Tyler Whitham .... assistant sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Branch .... DI supervision
Eric Deinzer .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Copeland .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Chris Dover .... colorist
Axel Hubert .... additional film editor
Adrian Saywell .... assistant colorist
Patrick J. Smith .... second assistant editor
Byron Wong .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Kevin Banks .... music editor
David Bondelevitch .... music editor: temp
Jon Ernst .... music arranger & producer: original songs
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Alison Litton .... associate music supervisor
Dan Mufson .... composer: additional music
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Krista Johnston .... rights and clearances
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Alexis Ramer .... assistant to carlos mencia
David Steinberg .... legal
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mark Branch .... special thanks
Phyllis Jager .... special thanks
Mortimer Longi .... special thanks
Stanley Monahan .... special thanks
Brian Mosoff .... special thanks
Darryl Stawychny .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content and language
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80 min
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With the exceptions of Candace Cameron Bure and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, the entire family cast from "Full House" (1987) had speaking roles in this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Neither Arctic Foxes nor Arctic Owls occur in Antarctica. The same is true of several species of penguins shown.See more »
Quotes:
Melissa:I am tired of the club scene!
Vicky:So are the baby seals!
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting idea for a parody, too bad it had to be so unfunny and dull, 11 November 2008
Author: Electrified_Voltage from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

In 2005, "March of the Penguins", the award-winning documentary about the treacherous lives of emperor penguins in Antarctica, was released, and that was the year I saw it. It was definitely eye-opening for me, since I had no clue how rough those penguins had it! Since then, for quite some time, I've been aware of the title, "Farce of the Penguins", but didn't see it for a while. This is a direct-to-DVD send-up of the 2005 documentary, with real stock footage of penguins and sometimes other wildlife, put together to make a story, with dialogue added. This could have turned out to be a really good film if it was actually funny, which it unfortunately isn't.

Down in Antarctica, the male penguins are on their long journey to the breeding grounds, where the females are waiting for them. Two of these male penguins are Carl and Jimmy, best friends who talk a lot about relationships (including past ones), and other things, on their way to their destination. Meanwhile, as the females wait, there's also a lot of talk about sexual relationships back at the breeding grounds, especially between Melissa and Vicki. Carl and Melissa are both longing for a lover, and have yet to meet each other. Eventually, after the males finally make it to their destination and meet the females, Carl and Melissa soon fall in love. However, Carl and Jimmy's friendship gets awkward after Jimmy accidentally has sex with Melissa one night in the dark while she is asleep and he feels something soft!

Basically, "Farce of the Penguins" has the same problem as many other modern comedies. Two words that can be used to describe the humour in this spoof are crude and juvenile. Some of these comedies can be described as crude, juvenile, and FUNNY, while some can only be described as crude and juvenile. Sadly, this is one of the latter. The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and during the opening narration, he says some very unfunny, juvenile things about growing your pubic hairs if you want to come to Antarctica. There are definitely a lot of sex jokes in the film, which includes clips of various animals having sex put in for laughs, and these sex jokes don't tend to be funny. Another thing, you guessed it, there are some fart jokes, which are also lame. It seems the juvenile gags were just thrown in, and could have been a lot funnier if it actually took some comedic talent to come up with them. Not only is the humour severely lacking, the plot is also dull, it never improves along the way.

This is definitely NOT the worst spoof movie I've ever seen. The worst spoof movie I've ever seen is definitely "Epic Movie", made by the infamous Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. I haven't seen any of Friedberg and Seltzer's other recent films, but they could easily be just as bad, so I'm not going to bother watching any of them, and if they were the ones who made "Farce of the Penguins", I'm sure it would have been worse (perhaps MUCH worse) than it turned out to be with Bob Saget as the writer and director. However, this spoof of the 2005 hit documentary on the lives of emperor penguins in their frigid habitat is still pretty lame, and it's probably a good thing it wasn't played in theatres, since that probably would have given it more undeserved attention. As a direct-to-DVD release, it seems to have been widely ignored, which is actually not a bad thing.

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