Evocative of the award winning and movie box office hit March Of The Penguins, the big screen documentary Adventures Of The Penguin tells the true story of King Rex, a young King Penguin, who has been away from his home for three years, learning to hunt in the wild oceans. He’s now back in Penguin City. His mission: to find a mate, settle down and raise a chick. But can he survive the numerous predators and the harsh conditions on an isolated island at the bottom of the world? This is the journey of a typical bachelor King Penguin, from awkward adolescent to accomplished adult. It’s a family tale of love and adventure, tragedy and triumph, all told through the charismatic and charming natural actors, the penguins of South Georgia. Stunning cinematography takes us into Penguin City, on an extraordinary sub-Antarctic island, home to majestic albatrosses, brawling elephant seals-and six million penguins. Narrator Tim Allen brings added warmth and humor to the tale, aided by a funny and dramatic script by Phillip LaZebnik (Disney’s Pocahontas and Mulan).
The most curious thing – in a bad way – about this movie The Adventures Of The Penguin King – is that for its US release, the dreadful Tim Allen is narrating.
The film is narrated by Sir David Attenborough (brother of renowned Oscar winning director Richard Attenborough). Whomever thought that any one, let alone everyone, in American wanted to hear the cheesy voice of Tim Allen, instead of David Attenborough, who has narrated every Planet Earth TV special on PBS, the BBC and DVD, should be shot. The end.
NARRATED BY: Tim Allen
DIRECTED BY: Anthony Geffen