PENGUINS – A Review by John Strange


PENGUINS – A Review by John Strange

When Disneynature announces a new film, my ears perk up!  Their take on nature has a way to bringing various parts of the animal kingdom into our homes and our hearts.  I have met members of the Monkey Kingdom and the species from China (Born in China) and loved every one!

Now Disney gives us Penguins, a humorous documentary/adventure to Steve, a young Adélie penguin preparing for his first mating season.  Based on Steve’s movements  and voiced by Ed Helms, we follow the young penguin as he learns lessons in trust, love, and most importantly, parenthood.  Steve has a quality about him that will grab your heart as he bungles and struggles his way through fatherhood despite threats like killer whales, leopard seals, and blizzards (it IS Antarctica after all).

This humorous,  heartwarming story of young fatherhood is an A+ in my mind.  I highly recommend this film for everyone, especially families.  But please  realize that while Penguins totally skips over the procreation part of the story, your young ones may ask questions.


Directed by: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson

Cast: Ed Helms

MPAA Rating: G

Selig Rating: A+

Runtime: 76 Min.

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The Selig Rating Scale:

A – Excellent movie, well worth the price.

B – Good movie

C – OK movie

D – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.

F – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.

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