Disneynature's Penguins, coming to theatres Earth Day 2019!
Thank you Disneynature for inviting us to a pre-screening of Penguins! What a night, not only were we privy to pre-screen a heartwarming and delightful movie, we had producer Roy Conli on hand for a Q & A.
Disneynature will have you falling in love with Adélie penguins and their beautiful but harsh journey to mate, protect their babies and teach them to be on their own. What I love about Disneynature movies is how they’re able to capture the wild in all it’s raw and majestic beauty. Attention home schools moms and teachers, your Disneynature Penguins Educator’s Guide can be found here.
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! There is a brief moment in the film that you find yourself holding your breath, when you finally exhale your entire body will relax and at that moment you realize as beautiful nature is, what kind of cruelty that may lie ahead. “Penguins” continues Disneynature’s conservation tradition: for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2019), Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help protect penguins across the southern hemisphere. That’s HUGE, thank you Disneynature for making a positive impact for our world.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ADÉLIE PENGUINS
♦ An adult Adélie is about 27 inches tall and weighs between 6 and 13 pounds.
♦ They eat krill, fish and small squids.
♦ They live in large groups called colonies.
♦ Adélies mate with one partner for life, finding each other each year among hundreds of thousands of penguins via unique vocalizations and displays.
♦ They can travel more than 3,000 miles during the winter migration before returning to their breeding colonies.
♦ Breeding season begins in late September and runs through December.
♦ Adélie penguins build nests out of rocks and pebbles to keep their eggs off of the icy ground of Antarctica.
♦ Males spearhead the building of the nests, which help them attract a mate. It’s a competitive process in which some penguins steal rocks from others’ nests.
♦ Females typically lay two eggs.
♦ The male and female take turns protecting the eggs from chilly temps and feisty polar skuas, predatory birds who prey on Adélie eggs and chicks.
♦ Adélie eggs hatch after about 30 days.
♦ The male and female take turns foraging, feeding and protecting the chicks for four weeks after they hatch.
♦ When Adélie penguins are a month old, they team up with other young penguins
in groups called creches for about 7-8 weeks, trading their down feather coats for waterproof feathers during this time.
♦ When they get their waterproof feathers, they’re ready to fledge and go in the water.
♦ Leopard seals target fledging penguins, but once penguins reach the open sea,
they can easily outswim the seals.
I can't wait to hear what you thought of the movie, take the entire family, you'll all LOVE IT!