Penguins (2012) - News Poster

(2012 Video)

News

Strictly Come Dancing peaks with 10 million to beat The X Factor

Strictly Come Dancing secured another ratings victory over The X Factor last night (October 18).

According to overnight figures, Strictly played to an average audience of 9.16 million (43.3%) on BBC One from 6.30pm, up from last week's average of 8.65 million (39.2%).

It peaked with 10.1 million viewers (45.6%) at 7.45pm, making it the highest-rated show of the series so far.

BBC One's evening continued with 4.6 million (20.1%) for Doctor Who at 8.25pm, 3.78 million (17.3%) for Casualty at 9.10pm and 3.51 million (25.8%) for Match of the Day at 10.30pm.

Over on ITV, The X Factor averaged 7.38 million (33.2%) from 8pm, peaking with 8.07 million around the 9pm mark.

A further 321k (1.7%) watched The X Factor on ITV+1, while 290k (1.8%) tuned in to The Xtra Factor on ITV2 at 10.20pm.

ITV's The Chase was earlier enjoyed by 3.08 million (14.7%) from 7pm.

Finally, X Factor judges Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini joined Steve Carell and David Attenborough on the returning Jonathan Ross Show,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Tim Allen Replaces Attenborough For Us ‘Adventures Of The Penguin King’

We all like a bit of Tim Allen, from Buzz Lightyear to The Santa Clause films. Despite his chequered past he’s become a trustworthy indication of a family friendly film. However, was there any need to remove David Attenborough’s narration of The Penguin King? American distributor’s obviously thought so, and so Tim Allen is the man to replace the legendary British nature documentarian. He even makes fart jokes. Great! Judging by the Us Blu-ray cover, for the film is set to be released in the Us on 25th February 2014, it’s going for a much more childish feel to it.

This isn’t always the case with American interpretations of Penguin related documentaries, as March Of The Penguins replaced the too cutesy French character voices with a simpler and more powerful narration by Morgan Freeman. Check out the latest clips and trailers below for the retitled Adventures Of The Penguin King
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Tim Allen Is Rex In First Trailer For Adventures Of The Penguin King

Rex, Patti, Junior, Larry and Moe & The Macaronis are the big, colorful characters in Cinedigm’s upcoming Adventures Of The Penguin King. The groundbreaking film packed with excitement, love, tragedy and humor opens in theaters December 6.

The original British version, Penguins 3D, was narrated and co-produced by natural history broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

Rex, a young King Penguin, has been away from his home for three years, learning to hunt in the wild oceans, but now he’s back – in Penguin City. His mission: to find a mate, settle down and raise a chick. But can he survive the numerous predators and the harsh conditions on an isolated island at the bottom of the world?

This is the journey of a typical bachelor King Penguin from awkward adolescent to accomplished adult. It’s a family tale, of love and adventure, tragedy and triumph – all told through the charismatic and charming natural actors,
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

David Attenborough’s ‘Galapagos 3D’ Picked Up For Cinema Distribution

Like most of us, you probably grew up watching Sir David Attenborough’s commentary and connection with wildlife documentaries and ones that explore the world. Each year, you wonder if there’s anything new but he always manages to give us something amazing, even with a career spanning 60 years of incredible work. We’re now excited to share the news that distributor nWave have picked up the glorious Galapagos 3D for worldwide big-screen coverage, the film explores the unusual Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean and shares their unique creatures.

Colossus Productions put the work together for the original series that’s jointly written and narrated by naturalist and British legend Sir David Attenborough, produced by Anthony Geffen and directed by Martin Williams. On behalf of Thn, I actually had the privilege of joining Sir David on a first screening of this series last year, you can read my full article by clicking here!
See full article at The Hollywood News »

nWave buys Galapagos 3D

  • ScreenDaily
nWave buys Galapagos 3D
nWave Pictures acquires distribution rights to Galapagos 3D for February 2014 release.

nWave Pictures Distribution has acquired worldwide giant screen distribution rights to Galapagos 3D (working title) from London-based Colossus Productions.

Written and narrated by veteran filmmaker David Attenborough, produced by Anthony Geffen and directed by Martin Williams, the film explores the creatures on the remote islands in the Pacific.

Galapagos 3D will be released to IMAX theatres and Digital Giant Screen cinemas in February 2014 and will available in 38- and 20-minute versions, 3D and 2D, 15-perf./70mm film and 4K/2K digital formats.

The industry premiere will take place on Sept 15 in Ottawa during the Giant Screen Cinema Association (Gsca) 2013 Conference at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

“After successfully launching Penguins 3D earlier this year… we are excited to again work with Attenborough and Geffen on this remarkable new film that will wow kids and families alike,” said Eric Dillens, chairman of nWave
See full article at ScreenDaily »

David Attenborough vows to continue working at same pace

Sir David Attenborough has vowed to continue working, despite being fitted with a pacemaker. The 87-year-old broadcaster underwent emergency heart surgery in June, but he is determined to keep making shows at the same speed as he did beforehand because he insists the medical device allows him to continue what he enjoys doing rather than hinders him. Speaking at the launch of his new nature film, 'Penguins 3D', he said: ''If you're in your late 80s as I am, and your heart needs to be helped with collaborations, then it is easily fixed with one of these things [a pacemaker]. ''You
See full article at Virgin Media - TV »

David Attenborough vows to keep working following heart surgery

Sir David Attenborough has vowed to continue working despite undergoing emergency heart surgery in June.

The 87-year-old was forced to cancel a planned tour of Australia to have a pacemaker fitted following advice from his cardiologist.

However, the presenter insisted that the operation hasn't prompted him to consider cutting down on his busy work schedule.

"If you're in your late eighties as I am, and your heart needs to be helped with collaborations, then it is easily fitted with [a pacemaker]," he said at the launch of his new nature film Penguins 3D.

"You just go in for 24 hours and it's done. I don't think it has made me reassess my work at all or any trips ahead. It allows one to continue the way one does until one can't, doing what I enjoy."

Attenborough had previously told fans that he would reschedule his scrapped tour of Australia.

Watch a clip of
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Afm 2012: Tim Allen to Narrate 3D Penguin Documentary (Exclusive)

Afm 2012: Tim Allen to Narrate 3D Penguin Documentary (Exclusive)
Tim Allen will voice the U.S. version of feature length documentary The Penguin King 3D, one of the American Film Market's hot docs. Produced by U.K. production and finance banner Atlantic Productions, the original British version was narrated and co-produced by legendary naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough. Story: Afm 2012: Why the Slowdown Is Coming Allen will narrate from a re-draft of the original which tells the story through the eyes of a king penguin as he makes his journey from adolescence to adulthood. The re-drafted script is being penned by Philip Lazebnik who wrote

read more
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

The Penguin King 3D Review

  • HeyUGuys
It’s no secret that Sir David Attenborough is one of the most well-respected documentary filmmakers in the world, and year after year, he continues to bring us some of the most fascinating films, granting us insight into otherwise-unknown elements of our world.

For The Penguin King 3D, Attenborough reunites with filmmaker Anthony Geffen after their BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D, for another 3D adventure that takes us to the island of South Georgia, following the life of a King Penguin from adolescence to adulthood.

Fully grown and ready to emerge from his life as a bachelor, the documentary tells the story of a King Penguin coming back to the island he was born on, looking for a mate, and wanting to start his own family.

In a nature documentary like this, there is a fine line between telling a story that is too human, too anthropomorphised, and one which is devoid of emotional impact,
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Film Review: 'The Penguin King 3D'

  • CineVue
★★★☆☆ Almost perennially it seems, humanity's favourite flightless birds - the humble penguin - descend in numbers upon UK box offices, looking to re-capture the imagination of children and adults alike on the big screen. Consistently - and sometimes gratingly - anthropomorphised, there's much to like about the black and white, dinner-suited fish receptacles, who mate for life and show enormous dedication to their offspring. A basic re-skin of Sky's The Bachelor King, David Attenborough-narrated The Penguin King 3D (2012) now receives a theatrical release thanks to Sony's much-vaunted 4K technology.

Read more »
See full article at CineVue »

Sir David Attenborough Talks The Bachelor King 3D With Magnificent Images

  • HeyUGuys
Without a doubt, Sir David Attenborough is one of the many reasons we are proud to call ourselves British. Odd as that may sound, we all know it’s true. He has an instantly recognisable voice, and when the latest of his documentaries begins, we flock to our television screens and cannot get enough.

This year saw him narrating and presenting the incredibly popular seven-part Frozen Planet series, as well as Desert Seas, Attenborough and the Giant Egg, and the three-part series Madagascar.

His latest documentary, The Bachelor King 3D, airs tonight on Sky 3D, and is set to be an absolutely brilliant look at the story of the King Penguin and his search for love and a family. He’s been speaking to MSN about the project, and you can watch the interview with the man himself below.

“In a city of six million inhabitants on a remote island
See full article at HeyUGuys »

See also

External Sites