MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,847 this week

Meerkats: The Movie (2008)
"The Meerkats" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 962 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 16 critic

An inspiring exploration of one family's resilience and fortitude shot using innovative and groundbreaking filming techniques.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (narration)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 971 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 560 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Meerkats: The Movie (2008)

Meerkats: The Movie (2008) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Meerkats: The Movie.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Teller (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rufus Beck ...
Narrator (Russian release) (voice)
Edit

Storyline

An inspiring exploration of one family's resilience and fortitude shot using innovative and groundbreaking filming techniques.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

meerkat

Taglines:

Heroes so small they have to be seen on the big screen. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Meerkats  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Stern TV: Episode dated 5 November 2008 (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beauty in the Kalahari, beauty in us
13 January 2013 | by (Fukuoka, Japan) – See all my reviews

Don't let the cutesy cover picture deceive you—this is a phenomenal film. Far beyond a mere wildlife documentary, this is a full feature film with a storyline, action, and drama. Heroes and villains. Family. Culture. War. Play. It's all remarkably human. Or—rather it's that the human experience is understanding of the universal. It's the feeling that we are animals, too. We are one with the life around us, part of a huge family, clearly related, that our similarities remain after eons of evolution.

Meerkats of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa are the spotlight of this film. But you are absorbed into the Kalahari—not only the macro world of the meerkats (only about a foot/30cm tall) but also the surrounding community of scorpions, cobras, eagles, rhinoceroses, lions, and more making their lives in the dust and scrub of the beautiful landscape.

Supported by a full team of expert scientists, the film offers amazing insights into both meerkats and the surrounding life of the Kalahari. We learn about their language and behaviors. Their struggles. We watch them teach and raise their young. The film makes the beauty of nature and life so accessible that one feels a swell of respect for life of all kinds.

The Meerkats gives us a hint of the coming films that capture the stories existing in nature around us—now with the support of a Hollywood-level budget. Innovative filming techniques bring us right in with amazing cinematography. Infrared lighting systems convey us into underground burrows at night, watching the meerkats sleep and wake up as well as a cobra's dramatic underground tunnel attack. Brilliant ground-breaking audio gives us not animal calls but the fine detail of movements, even that of walking insects. Together with the magnetic main characters, alluring score, and an excellent script with a moving storytelling by Paul Newman and you've got one pleasant movie experience.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UK Release Date ? quigonobi
First Post! kgtgirl
Just saw it ... RenlyStannis
Fantastic movie!!! sunshine_caress
Does any one know when this will be released in the US adenton-3
Is it related to Meerkat Manor? paulholm
Discuss Meerkats: The Movie (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?