Earth Day is on April 22nd. And while we enjoying doing things like going to the beach or planting a spring garden, the last two years have been a bit of a change from the norm. Last year we went to see Born in China just in time to celebrate Earth Day. This spring, Disneynature’s Penguins is the film to watch.
The film doesn’t open until April 17th but, fortunately for us, we got to see an advanced screening. Narrated by Ed Helm, Penguins is a coming of age documovie about Steve, a penguin that lives in Antarctica. Unlike years past, Steve has to now do things like other grown up penguins. This includes going out on his own and finding food, a mate and eventually having a family.
(By the way, I had no idea that Penguins were so smart).
I’d be lying if I said that my kids were the only ones that enjoyed the film. Even though this is the 8th release by Disneynature, I imagine that there is just as much excitement for this film as the first. Besides Born in China, Bears, Oceans , Monkey Kingdom and African Cats are just a few other Disneynature films that have made their way unto the big screen over the years.
The Penguins movie is a good educational tool for parents to teach kids about nature’s creatures and the continent of Antarctica. In fact, you can even download an activity packet and educators guide. The homeschooling momma in me get’s excited about details like this every single time. And the music aficionado in me is crooning over the 80’s ballads in the movie.
Also, for every ticket sold during opening week (April 17-23), Disneynature will make donation towards the conservation efforts of penguins through the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN).
Be sure to check out Disneynature’s Penguins in a theater near you. At rated “G”, this is one film that parents can feel good taking their kids too. Oh and stay behind after the movie to watch the credits roll. That’s how you get to see what what life was life for the camera crew behind the scenes.
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