To celebrate Earth Day, 2019, AccordingtoStella was invited to screen Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins”.
Disneynature “Penguins” introduced us to the life and times of the Adélie penguin. It was interesting to watch behavior that appeared to be specific to this penguin group. [Mom-Blogger Commentary: Younger children might be uncomfortable with the intense territorial fighting and predator survival technique.]
In this coming-of-age story, a penguin named Steve joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. Ed Helms (“The Office”, “The Lorax”), narrated Steve’s journey.
As the story unfolds, nothing comes easily for Steve. He appears to be targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
- “Penguins” continues Disneynature’s conservation tradition: for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2019), Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help protect penguins across the southern hemisphere. Founded in 2002, WCN invests in a select network of on-the-ground conservationists, including top experts in the field of penguins like the Global Penguin Society (GPS). The worldwide leader in science-based penguin conservation, GPS champions specific programs that align with Disneynature’s conservation mission. Conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference, with each film supporting wildlife featured in the films.
- “Penguins” is the first-ever Disneynature film to be released in IMAX®.
- Disneynature celebrates 10 years since its first feature film hit theaters. The first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years, Disneynature was launched to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.
- “Penguins” is the eighth theatrical release for Disneynature. The first seven theatrical releases, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom” and “Born in China,” are seven of the top eight highest grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre.
- Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958). The films earned eight Academy Awards®.
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