Disneynature: Penguins (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Disneynature: Penguins (2019)



Critic Consensus: Disneynature: Penguins plays up its subjects' adorable appeal with a beautifully filmed documentary that adds plenty of anthropomorphic entertainment value for young viewers.

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Disneynature's all-new feature film "Penguins" is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.

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Ed Helms
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It took 16 cinematographers three years to capture the stunning images in this doc about an Adelie penguin (anthropomorphically voiced by Ed Helms) coming of age during a freezing Antarctic spring. Go for the film's thrilling sense of wonder.

April 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A sweet, playful coming-of-age documentary

April 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Penguins" is a charmer.

April 17, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Just you try to resist the impossible adorableness offered up in the latest Disneynature documentary, Penguins.

April 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The result is an endearing documentary, capturing both the wonder of Antarctica and the drama of the everyday life of penguins.

April 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Nature's complexities are reduced here to dull clichés.

April 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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