PENGUINS opens in theaters everywhere on April 17th!
We love DisneyNature movies. They really teach us so much about the animals and they are cute and entertaining at the same time. I love penguins and I love them even more now that I have learned so much about them after watching the film.
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About the movie
Narrated by Ed Helms (“The Office,” “The Hangover” trilogy,”The Daily Show with John Stewart”), Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who 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. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,”
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Q & A with producer Roy Conli
Q. Who is Steve?
A. Steve is a 5-year-old Adélie penguin who’s ready to tackle the next phase of life: building a family. “He’s becoming a father for the first time,”
Q. How long did it take to make the film?
A. It was 3 years of filming, including one year to transport all the equipment.
It was at least a 10 journey to the film site. Taking the transport ship, helicopters, sleds and then hiking.
Q. Do you go into production with a story in mind, or do you watch the footage and come out with a story?
A. The only think they knew is that they wanted to have a father story, they were going to look for a first time dad. That was the goal. They thought it was great that the dad shared the responsibility of raising the child, it is 50/50 in the relationship between the female and the male penguin. But it is not until they are in the filed and the cinematographers start journaling everything. The journal the behavior and it was easy from there.
Q. Which was one of the biggest challenges you had while filming
A. Cold. It was really cold. They had to sleep on tents while cold winds where blowing at 150 miles.
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