Monday, March 17, 2014

Tim Allen Lends His Voice in the Recent DVD and Blu-Ray Release -- "Adventures of the Penguin King" (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Tim Allen narrates this family-friendly tale of a Penguin King – in both 3D and 2D!

“The 3D film is a celebration of their remarkable tenacity with enough high dramas and cute moments to keep you enthralled.” – Daily Express
"…utterly fascinating…”—Sun Online

"In the tradition of March of the Penguins and Chimpanzee, this triumphant coming-of-age tale narrated by Tim Allen (Toy Story, Home Improvement, Galaxy Quest) is sure to delight viewers of all ages. This feature-length, family-friendly documentary shot in 3D was created by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Geffen (Flying Monsters 3D) and had a national theatrical run in 15 top markets and premiered on cable VOD in December 2013.


After three years at sea, Rex, an irrepressible King Penguin with a thirst for travel and love of epic voyages heads home to Penguin City, his birthplace on beautiful South Georgia Island, not far from the frozen vastness of Antarctica.  Having tasted what the wider world has to offer, Rex now embarks on the greatest adventure of his life--finding a mate and raising a family. In this perfect family-friendly story, follow Rex as he searches for true love among Penguin City’s six million inhabitants, has fun with his cousins Larry and Moe, and learns to survive harsh weather and dangerous predators.  Comical elephant seals, smaller macaroni penguins, majestic albatrosses, and cute King Penguin chicks are all part of the fun, set amongst the stunning sub-Antarctic landscape. Narrator Tim Allen (Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee, Pixar’s Toy Story) brings added warmth and humour to the tale, with a script by Phillip LaZebnick (Pocahontas, Mulan, Prince of Egypt)."


My Thoughts:

I don't know what it is about penguins, but both of my girls are love in love with everything penguin.  From television shows and movies to plush toys and more, our house is filled with penguin items.  And, whenever we go out, they are quick to point out new penguin items to add to their growing collection. So, when I heard about this movie, I couldn't wait to review it with them.  And, the fact that it was in 3D made it even for exciting for all.

Santa brought the girls a 3D blu-ray player for Christmas, but forgot to leave 3D movies to watch.  So, this movie was our first experience with 3D movies at home, and I have to say it was great.  Have you experienced 3D movies at home or at a family or friend's house?  If not, this is one thing you really have to do.  Just like seeing movies in 3D at Imax theatres, you can now watch them in the comfort of your home with a 3D television and 3D Blu-ray player.

Out of all the different Imax movies we have seen over the years, I have to say that my favorites are the ones that are about animals.  It is neat to see these creatures up close and see how they live.  Don't you think?  Well, pair seeing penguins up close in their own habitat and funny man Tim Allen lending his voice to the lead penguin, and you are in for an enjoyable movie experience with your family.

Even if you aren't into penguins, like my girls are, you will love the stunning Antarctic landscape.  We found ourselves watching this movie a few times since receiving last week. The first time, we were taking in the 3D feel of the movie, while the girls kept asking with Buzz Lightyear was, as they kept hearing Tim Allen's voice, who voiced this favorite Toy Story character.  Then, yesterday, we watched the movie and took in the cute story about a penguin coming back to start and raise a family. 

You will find yourself laughing at different scenes of this movie, and saying "ahh" at precious moments.  Overall, this is a great family-friendly movie that is a must see for penguin or animal fans.  Or, if you love learning about animals and how they live, this is a great insight into the lives of penguins of the Antarctic.

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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