March of the Penguins (2005)

March of the Penguins
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Nature
Keywords animal
Status Released
US Release Date
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Willy Allen ADR Supervisor n/a 219 14000001
Eric Ferret Rerecording Additional Recording 120995 14000003
Samuel Lehmer Rerecording Recorded by 120995 14000004
Kevin E Carpenter Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000006
Steve Pederson Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000005
Olivier Chiavassa Head of Production n/a 120889 11000001
Fred Seldon Performer Flute Solo Flutist 120819 8000008
Jeffrey Schindler Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000004
Rose Corrigan Music Bassoon 120781 8000003
Debbi Datz-Pyle Music Contractor n/a 121013 8000005
Alex Wurman Music Producer Score Producer 323 8000006
Tom Calderaro Original Music Orchestrator 120838 8000007
Laurent Quaglio Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000007
Gerard Lamps Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000008
Laura McLean Assistant Composer's Assistant 120820 25000001
Arnaud Damaz Graphic Designer Computer Designer 120860 23000004
Kali Ligertwood Production Production Team 120824 25000002
Catherine Marconnet Production Production Team 120824 25000003
Jean-Rene Nebot Other Grading 120795 26000001
Amandine Henrion Production Production Team 120824 25000004
Joyce Menger Special Effects Head of Special Effects 168 23000003
Frederic Moreau Special Effects Head of Special Effects 168 23000002
Larry Mah Sound Recordist Recorded by 331 14000010
Samuel Lehmer Sound Mixer Mixed by 230 14000009
Scott A Jennings Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000011
Martine Cardet Accountant n/a 120802 16000001
Emilie Ferret Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000001
Alan Steinberger Music Piano 120781 8000002
Alex Wurman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jordan Roberts Screenplay (Narration) 120778 4000001
Ilann Girard Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Luc Jacquet Story By n/a 120779 4000002
Luc Jacquet Source Material (from screenplay) 120786 4000003
Daniel Longuein Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Michel Fessler Source Material (from screenplay) 120786 4000004
Emmanuel Priou Producer n/a 3 3000003
Christophe Lioud Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jules Sitruk Actor Voice 1 1000003
Charles Berling Actor Voice 1 1000002
Morgan Freeman Actor Narrator 1 1000004
Luc Jacquet Director n/a 2 2000001
Yves Darondeau Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jerome Maison Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jean-Christophe Barret Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000003
Sabine Emiliani Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bruno Patin Grader Film Grading 121138 6000005
Valentine Duley Editorial Assistant Editor Assistant 120855 7000002
Emmanuelle Zelez Editorial Assistant Editor Assistant 120855 7000003
Brice Ferre Editorial Assistant Editor Assistant 120855 7000004
Francois De Riberolles Photography Submarine Photography 120835 6000004
Patrick Marchand Photography Submarine Photography 120835 6000003
Laetitia Roure Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000005
Catherine Athon Post-Production Head of Digital Post-Production 120945 5000004
Philippe Reinaudo Technical Supervisor n/a 120853 5000006
Laurent Chalet Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jerome Maison Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Romance Bohringer Actor Voice 1 1000001
Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year. In single file, the penguins march blinded by blizzards, buffeted by gale force winds. Guided by instinct, by the otherworldly radiance of the Southern Cross, they head unerringly for their traditional breeding ground where--after a ritual courtship of intricate dances and delicate maneuvering, accompanied by a cacophony of ecstatic song--they will pair off into monogamous couples and mate. The females remain long enough only to lay a single egg. Once this is accomplished, exhausted by weeks without nourishment, they begin their return journey across the ice-field to the fish-filled seas. The male emperors are left behind to guard and hatch the precious eggs, which they cradle at all times on top of their feet. After two long months during which the males eat nothing, the eggs begin to hatch. Once they have emerged into their ghostly white new world, the chicks can not survive for long on their fathers' limited food reserves. If their mothers are late returning from the ocean with food, the newly-hatched young will die. Once the families are reunited, the roles reverse, the mothers remaining with their new young while their mates head, exhausted and starved, for the sea, and food. While the adults fish, the chicks face the ever-present threat of attack by prowling giant petrels. As the weather grows warmer and the ice floes finally begin to crack and melt, the adults will repeat their arduous journey countless times, marching many hundreds of miles over some of the most treacherous territory on Earth, until the chicks are ready to take their first faltering dive into the deep blue waters of the Antarctic.