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Arctic Tale

Arctic TaleFrom the producers of March Of The
  Penguins
comes the touching Arctic
  Tale
, a magnificent animal adventure
  that takes place in the coolest place
  on Earth: the Arctic Circle
...”


CHILDREN OF THE ARCTIC live in a magical world of blue-white scenery that is so beautiful it is difficult to believe that the seemingly-peaceful world they are born into holds a host of dangers for its inhabitants.

Paramount Home Entertainment presents Arctic Tale, the story of a polar bear cub called Nanu and a walrus pup called Seela who emerge into the savage splendour of their ice-covered kingdom one spring and are followed through their first few years of life until they are ready to produce young of their own.

It is a heart-warming tale that begins with the devotion of the two mothers — and, in the case of Seela, there is also an 'aunt' to care for her. The youngsters live their real-life adventure for the camera, learning how to find food and to be aware of the dangers of the ice kingdom.

Enchanting images of the early lives of the two 'stars' of Arctic Tale unfold before us: walrus faces bobbing up and down in the water or Seela memorising the face of her mother; Nanu learning polar bear behaviour and being followed by a 'co-star' in the shape of an Arctic Fox.

And there are also others who want to get in on the action. As the summer arrives and the 24-hour sun penetrates the long-dark waters, the explosion of light draws hungry and beautiful sea creatures to the far North, including the mesmerising Narwhals, the so-called unicorns of the sea.

From their first entry into the world to their own baby's births, Nanu and Seela play out their lives across majestic ice landscapes under beautiful blues skies next to the enigmatic sea — Arctic Tale is a fascinating window on the far North that you will want to watch time and time again.

Arctic Tale is the story of the exhilarating and moving struggles for survival of Nanu and Seela. From National Geographic Films, the producers of March Of The Penguins, and Paramount Vantage, the studio that brought you An Inconvenient Truth, this story is brought perfectly to life by Queen Latifah — proving herself to be more than just a pretty face with her attractive voice and excellent delivery.

Viewers will be entranced as she tells the story of the two very different Arctic creatures that live in this vast snow kingdom at the top of the world. Armed with only their natural instincts and a mother's guidance, these inspiring animals face countless trials and challenges, tragedies and brushes with death, in a beautiful ice-bound world that is rapidly melting beneath them — the Arctic's summer sea ice, we are told, has shrunk by 20 per cent in recent decades and, with the credits, appealing children urge you to "ask your teachers about global warming".

The Arctic Tale DVD features some truly special extra features, including The Making of Arctic Tale, a behind the scenes look at the years of extraordinary work that went into capturing the unforgettable images in the film. In addition, the paper that Paramount is using in the DVD packaging is made from 30 per cent post-consumer waste.

Also included is Are We There Yet? World Adventure: Polar Bear Spotting, a production of Sinking Ship and National Geographic Kids Entertainment. In this episode, two children embark on a thrilling adventure to view polar bears up close! Offering child and family-friendly entertainment, this DVD makes the ideal back-to-school gift that all the family can enjoy.

Arctic Tale features Music by Joby Talbot. It is Edited by Beth Spiegel; Principal Cinematography by Adam Ravetch; Produced by Adam Leipzig and Keenan Smart; Narration written by: Linda Woolverton and Mose Richards and Kristin Gore; and Directed by Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson.

Paramount Home Entertainment presents a National Geographic Films Production, Arctic Tale, arriving on DVD on September 8, 2008. RRP: 12.99 | Cert: PG | Running Time: 86 minutes.

Special Features: The Making of Arctic Tale | Are We There Yet? World Adventure: Polar Bear Spotting | Theatrical Trailer.

"From their first entry into the world to their own baby's births, Nanu and Seela play out their lives across majestic ice landscapes under beautiful blues skies next to the enigmatic sea — Arctic Tale is a fascinating window on the far North that you will want to watch time and time again" — MotorBar