Adventures of the Penguin King

2013 PG 1h 18m DVD

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Adventures of the Penguin King

2013 PG 1h 18m DVD
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Tim Allen narrates this wildlife documentary as a king penguin returns to his island birthplace, home to 6 million penguins. The bird's quest to fit in, mate and simply survive is as dramatic as any human reality show.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.77:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
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Reviews

age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Penguins 3D is a documentary that educates audiences not about those trendy Emperor penguins, but the second-largest species, the King penguins of the sub-Antarctic. David Attenborough narrates the story of South Georgia Island's "Penguin City," where tens of thousands of mature King penguins descend each year to mate and raise baby chicks. As have the main "characters" in March of the Penguins and other comparable animal documentaries, the King penguins face staggering odds of survival -- from the elements, as well as predators like leopard seals, Skua birds, and killer whales. An egg is broken and a male adult killed, but otherwise Penguins 3D is fine for even little penguin lovers.

Sexual Content

Some discussion of mating practices.

Violence

Some predator danger; an adult male is killed and an egg broken.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Like many nature documentaries, the film is a positive nonfiction account of how animals overcome astounding odds to procreate and thrive under harsh conditions.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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