March of the Penguins - In theaters June 24th, Rated G www.marchofthepenguins.com
Directed by: Luc Jacquet
As told by: Morgan Freeman
Cast: Introducing the Emperor Penguins
“March of the Penguins” tells one of the most beautiful love stories on Earth.
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This
courtship will begin with a long journey – a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in
freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack
by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.
About the Production
There has never before been a comprehensive feature-length film depicting the extraordinary struggles and triumphs of the
emperor penguin. Our task was a mammoth one, requiring a full film crew to set up camp in the Antarctic during the winter
and remain for thirteen months with no possibility of sea or air transportation. Thus stranded, our constant presence allowed
us to capture the full and remarkable variety of penguin behavior, as well as many bizarre and unique encounters. Filmed in
super 16mm to convey the full visual impact of this magnificent environment, "March of the Penguins" includes underwater
footage of the penguins’ winter activities, shot by experienced divers using specialized cameras and never previously captured
in such breathtakingly beautiful detail.
One Sheet: attached
Press Notes: Coverage includes: The Story, Director’s Statement, A Conversation with Director Luc Jacquet, Between Reality
and Fantasy:The Story of a Species Ready to Make Every Sacrifice to Give Life, Conversations with the Crew, The Emperor Penguin –
A Paragon of the Animal World, The Emperor Penguin – A Biography, Antarctica, The Dumont d’Urville Station, Hot-Cold (Reminder
and Warning), General Information (The Treaty), Glossary, Biography of Luc Jacquet, Bonne Pioche, Production Credits, Photos