Skip to comments."Arctic Tale" puts faces to global-warming threat [ "Marx of the Penguins" Alert! ]
Posted on 06/17/2007 6:42:45 PM PDT by melt
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - A new movie showing young polar bears and walruses struggling toward adulthood in a melting Arctic puts a pair of charismatic faces on the global warming threat.
"Arctic Tale," produced by the company behind "March of the Penguins" and narrated by singer-actress Queen Latifah, depicts the lives of female polar bear cub "Nanu" and female walrus calf "Seela" from birth to parenthood. The characters are composites of animals filmed in the Arctic over 10 years.
Nanu and Seela are shown facing life-and-death challenges made greater by an Arctic climate which changed dramatically during the filming and inspired the movie's theme, said Adam Ravetch, who directed the film with his wife, Sarah Robertson.
The success of "March of the Penguins" and of former vice president Al Gore's global-warming movie "An Inconvenient Truth" have shown that films with a strong nature or environmental theme can have a big box-office and political impact.
Robertson said it would have been impossible to tell the story without using composite characters because of the difficulty of trying to follow an individual animal in the Arctic for the eight-year cycle shown in the film. She said of Nanu and Seela, "To us they represent the very best of their species."
The scenes were genuine -- gathered during the two or three days a month that were suitable for filming, Ravetch said. "Everything you see in the film, we observed. It is also backed up by scientific facts."
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Check out the comments for today’s Amazon.com goldbox offer. It degenerated into a liberal whinefest on global warming and the poor polar bears threatened by gas motocycle engines.
I "May" just do that... : )
Uh....if the walrus’s are Farting....isn’t that CO2? And doesn’t THAT increase “global warming?” Kill the WALRUSES!!!!!!!
The poor polar bears would probably like to eat some of the Liberal couch potatoes who spend too much time on the net.
I’m in Vegas tonight and it was 102 this aft. And no, I didn’t melt.
Look sincere. It is important that you start with: “I’m looking for the sequel to...” That’s a phrase that instantly turns off any cognitive abilities they may have had up to that point.
Follow them around the store as they look for it, swearing that it’s new and you just heard about it.
Have them check the computer. Again. Ask them to look in the back...
Saw this trailer this afternoon when we took the 2 & 8 year old grandchildren to see “Surf’s Up”, which was a very funny animated penguins-as-surfers movie. The “Arctic Tale” movie trailer was engaging, but the political undertones jumped right out. I’d rather watch “Meerkat Manor” until someone tells me they are cmposite meerkats.
And when they realize I’m fooling them, I’ll just tell them, I was just Ju”lying”...
LOL! : )
You just keep insisting that you just heard about it, and what makes them think it's a joke?!?!?
Walk out in a huff...
Oh, heck... my buddies want to leave and gamble [ I don't gamble much in Ve"gas"--- while we're on the subject].
The food is good, june know?
I may disagree with her politics, but I think she's pretty damned hot - especially for a lesbian!
And just what did polar bears, walruses and penguins do the last time the climate warmed up? Methinks they used their animal instincts and boogied off to a place that was a little colder, or they learned to ADAPT to the changing climate.
“I like my women... a little on the trashy side.”
In other words, this is a “fake, but accurate” movie about Global Warming.
Now where have we seen that before?
It couldn’t be any more blatant than “Happy Feet” was.
If I want to get preached at, I’ll go to church.
Another fake, but accurate Dan Weather Report I suspect... : )
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