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
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
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