Arctic Tale

2007 G 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD

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Arctic Tale

2007 G 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD
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Set amid the rapidly changing Arctic wilderness, this saga of survival follows the epic struggle of a tenacious young walrus and a polar bear. Queen Latifah narrates the journey of Seela the walrus and Nanu the polar bear from birth through maturity.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
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age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that though this film is basically kid-friendly and introduces kids to the idea of environmentalism with a light, engaging touch, there are parts that may be disturbing, especially for kids six and under. For example, a male polar bear nearly captures (and eats) one of the cuddly baby bears with which viewers may identify. In another scene, while trying to save Seela the walrus from a predator, her sweet "aunt" dies and her carcass is eaten in full view.

Sexual Content

Animals perpetuate their species, but not in close-ups.


Surprisingly disturbing moments when a male polar bear stalks, and catches, his prey. Some close-ups of animals feasting on bloody carcasses.


Clean. Fun and un-stuffy for a documentary, as in "That's how they roll."

Social Behavior

It's a Darwinian world, where the strong prey on the weak and the weak sometimes don't survive. The animals, not surprisingly, act like animals. The subtext is that humans have disturbed their habitat, though the viewer doesn't see any people actually engaged in destructive behavior.


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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