4 items from 2012
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
- Stuart Kemp
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, »
- Kenji Lloyd
★★★☆☆ 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.
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- CineVue UK
To celebrate, HuffPost UK Entertainment is hosting this exclusive clip from the film - Watch Above.
From the producers of the BAFTA winning 'Flying Monsters 3D' and filmed in spectacular 3D, join one King Penguin on his incredible adventure from awkward adolescence to fatherhood.
Three years ago, the penguin king left home. Now he is returning to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City.
It's one of the most densely-packed, sought-after pieces of real estate in the entire southern hemisphere and somehow he must establish his own place in it. He must find a mate.
What follows is a journey through the most challenging time of the penguin king's life. »
- The Huffington Post UK
4 items from 2012
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